Keep Your Daily To Do List Short and Sweet

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Did you clear out your stash and dash areas this week? Decluttering will help you with maintaining and cleaning your home when you do your Weekly Home Blessings. If you still have some stash and dash areas, spend five minutes a day on these areas.
Do you procrastinate when it comes to your To Do List?
My best advice on your To Do list daily is to keep it short, and then you will experience the feeling of being successful in completing it. If you are homeschooling and have small children, keep your To Do List daily to ONE thing. Yes, that is right. Put ONE thing on your To Do List for the day.
Keep a Master To Do List with your Control Journal. This can be a list that you add to and mark off, but it is always there. Each day, read over the list and pick parts of some of the items on the Master List.
If you have older children, you can limit yourself to 3 small steps from the Master List.
When I am writing a book, I will have Book on my Master List. Then, I will pick something to work on for the book as a daily goal, such as write Chapter 10. Later in the process, it might be to edit Chapter 10.
If I am doing a room project, I might have the room name written down, and then smaller projects listed under the room title. When I do my daily list, I pick one of those things to do.
My daily projects stay around 15 minutes, but they can be larger and take 30 or 45 minutes. They do not take all day. I cannot budget all day to a project because my routines will fall to the side.
Your perfectionism wants you to do it all at once. You have been doing it this way for years and breaking it down into small steps feels strange to you. You can do it! It takes small, consistent steps.
Where do you flounder with your To Do List?
Today’s Zone Mission is to do mop the bathroom floor and do a 27 Fling Boogie.
Your Home Blessing for today is to take out the trash, sweep, and mop.
My menu plan for Friday is take out.
Send me pictures of your progress this week in zone 3!
Have a wonderful weekend!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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