31 Days of Finishing 2014: Table of Contents & What it is About
THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR 31 DAYS OF FINISHING: Below are the to-do tasks for October, 2014.
Day 1 Table of Constants and Landing Page (this page)
October had such promise. I wanted to write on many topics. Something cool like . . .
- 31 Days of Better Diabetes Management
- 31 Days of Learning Spanish
- 31 Days of Bucket List Quests
- 31 Days of Becoming a Better Grandma
- 31 Days of Letter Writing
- 31 Days to Completing a Blue Jean Quilt
- 31 Days of Reading the Whole Bible
But I have so many things on my to-do list (and who doesn’t), I felt paralyzed and couldn’t think about starting something new, even something I really wanted to do. So I didn’t do the necessary prep work. I was all set to NOT participate.
Then I thought, why not use this month to finish things? I will spend 31 minutes each day finishing something on the to-do list that never quite makes the urgent MUST do today list. These to-dos are things that
- pertain to the house like deep cleaning the dining room rug or decluttering the closet,
- things that pertain to the car like clean out the trunk,
- things that pertain to my personal life like buy several A1C kits
- or are creative items like finish the snowman Christmas Stars.
I will write about that experience and share productivity tips. Maybe I WILL USE some techniques that help me overcome overwhelm and DO DO DO. And it might motivate someone else to get a few of those secondary but still important tasks done too.
As I just came to this conclusion last night, I have not created a plan as to what will get done and when.
- Some weeks I will spend multiple days (31 minutes at a time) until a sewing project is done, the closet is emptied of unused stuff, a song video for my grand-daughter is completed, or a diabetes friendly breakfast menu is formed.
- Some weeks I will do something different every day like Declutter a Tub, Modge Podge a Book Cover, Steam Clean the Dining Room Rug, or Make Rice Game for Godson.
- Some weeks there will be a theme. I.e. the first week all the tasks will be car related: investigate hub cabs, get chips fixed, fill up fluid reservoir, steam clean seats, etc.
Some tasks will clearly not take 31 minutes. I can choose to start another project and stop at the 31 minute mark or I can stop after it is completed and move on with my day. This is a play-it-by ear kind of project for the month of October.
To see what others are doing during the month of October, go to the Nester’s 31 Days: a writing challenge every October, every day
Your Turn . . .
- Want to join me in my “31 Minutes of Finishing” project during October?
- The first week is “CAR” Week. Do you have any car projects that you’ve neglected or have just plain ignored?
- What will you do this week for 31 minutes each day?
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- How Realistic is Your To-Do List? Are You Doing What’s on God’s To-do List?