The idea of the ‘ta-done’ list is so that I don’t dwell on what I didn’t accomplish but so that, when I sit down at the end of the day, I can actually see what was done. As a mom, it is so easy to get lost in what went wrong that day, the number of melt-downs, the number of times you had to re-direct the same behavior, the number of times you say one thing because they ‘didn’t hear you’ the first time, and well, you get the idea. As a mom of 2 young kids it is hard not to lose myself in the mundane everyday things. This is where the ‘ta-done’ list comes into play.
On the days when I start to feel overwhelmed and can’t see my accomplishments I start a list of all that I have done that day and it doesn’t seem so bad. Add in the hugs, smiles, sticky kisses, thank yous, ‘helping’ hands and general laughter I am able to focus more on what is the most important, the fact that my kids are happy and they know that they are loved.
Anyway, in all of that I really do have a point. As moms, we need to start focusing on what we have accomplished in our day not what didn’t get finished. It is easy to get bogged down in the ‘to do’ list but I challenge you to change your list. It really does help your day!