On “Wellness Wednesday” we are attempting to share thoughts and information on things that really work to help us all live healthy. Why? Life is much more fun when you feel good! When you feel good you have a good attitude which makes it easier to handle life’s challenges, encourage others and get your job done. It’s as simple as that.
So over the past couple of weeks I have read several posts by Anne Voskamp, the author of “One Thousand Gifts” which is a runaway best seller over the past year or so. One of her posts a couple of weeks ago shared a template for a paper she uses on a daily basis to keep herself organized. As a wife of a farmer, mother of multiple home-schooled kids and author/speaker can not even imagine how she gets everything done and stays sane! (I’m smiling) After reading her book and some of her blog posts I realized she has helped herself greatly by developing her grateful attitude. She strives to identify 3 things daily to be thankful for and journals them in a notebook. She has the notebook to be reminded as needed and we all know we could use reminders of what we are grateful for at times.
I’ve been using her template for about 10 days now to help keep myself “on track” with what I’m really trying to do. If you don’t know what you need to do today to reach your goals the “dailies” can really get in the way and steer you off course. Now Anne uses this sheet daily. I’ve adapted it for using up to a week. I place my memory verse on it. I write down what has to be done due to deadlines. I choose which housekeeping chores need to be at the top of the list this week and the biggest help to me is I write down the “to dos” as I think of them. Once I write them down I know I won’t forget them, so I don’t worry about them. By being more organized I’m getting more done. But the biggest help to me is all of those “to dos” are not swimming around in my mind, keeping my mind cluttered so I can’t concentrate on what I am doing. You can find it here :The Daily Planner I like this one. It’s inviting to me. I made several copies and in the future I intend to make them on fun colored paper. It’s on a clipboard with a pencil I like on my desk where it is easily found. It’s “handy”. I’m actually using it and getting things done. It’s fun to mark things off the list!
What do you do that helps you not allow your mind to be so distracted you can’t concentrate on the job at hand?