Tips to Organize Your Weekend To-Do List
Hello friends, it's time for the weekly tradition called "Finish It Friday." That's right, it's time to organize your weekend to-do list. This week...I'm including a few tips, for new readers, and as a reminder for those of you who have been joining me in Finish It Friday for a while now. Hope you enjoy!
Tip #1: Make it fun. For optimal results, include stuff you need to get done, and things you'll do for fun on your weekend to-do list. The weekend is a terrific opportunity to make progress on projects, but it's also designed for rest and relaxation...so you're ready to dive back into your weekday life when it rolls around again. So...be sure that the fun stuff is restorative stuff...stuff that makes you feel like you actually had a weekend.
Tip #2: Make it doable. Pull out your calendar when you plan your to-do list. This will help you get a feel for how much you realistically can get done. I usually estimate (in my mind) how much time things will take, so I can get a feel for how much I can put on my to-do list. Sometimes priorities change and you can't get it all done, and that's okay (and nothing to beat yourself up about!) The main idea is that you get more done (and have more fun) when you plan your to-do list ahead of time.
Tip #3: Stay motivated. You'll have more fun and get more done...when you participate in Finish It Friday. I'm amazed at how much this still motivates me to get things done! I make it a point (when possible) to include at least one thing on my list that I really need to do...but might be able to talk myself out of if I didn't add it to my list. If you want to put a little extra fire and motivation on your to-do list this weekend, join us for Finish It Friday.
Alright...let's share our lists! Here's mine:
- Run (3-1/2 miles) and roughly map out the rest of the month. I have just over 20 miles to go for the month.
- Holiday planning + make shopping / gift lists.
- Work on a simplify 101 project. For at least four hours on Saturday and/or Sunday.
- Menu plan + grocery shop. Need to do this early and beat the Thanksgiving rush!
Alright...that's my list. What's on your to-do list this weekend?
Have a great weekend!