Getting Sh*t Done

My to do list is out of control. It overwhelms me. I don’t take care of myself anymore, I don’t get stuff done.

 

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Last night I worked until 3am finishing up a side hustle job and today I feel like a zombie. BUT! I switched my car insurance over to a new company, which had been on my list for a while. I woke up this morning thinking, okay today is basically a wash out, but from here on, in addition to my usual child/housework/regular job day to day stuff, I’ll get one thing crossed off my list each day.

I need to get organized. Kon Mari helped but we’re renovating, my house is never going to be in any order until we stop renovating. But I need to get sh*t done and stop only churning through day to day life. I used to be so organised and well groomed. I know I can get there again. Anyone want to join me? I’m going to set only 3 days ahead at a time. That way I have time to plan, order supplies and so on and it keeps me from getting too ahead of myself (and more overwhelmed!) If my suggestions don’t suit, choose your own from your list. If you don’t have a master to do list, make one! Do a complete brain dump.

Day 1: Car insurance. If you’re going to join in with me, just review your policy and see if you can get a better deal. If you don’t have a car, look at your other insurances.

Day 2: I will list 3 things online for sale. Decide where the money will go in advance. Mine is going towards paying off our smallest debt right now, last week I threw another $25 from online sales to that debt. This does double duty. It clears stuff out of the house and it brings in money. If it doesn’t sell, relist it. I have a reminder set up at 8.30pm three nights a week to relist auctions that haven’t sold, because that’s when people are most likely to be bidding and my auctions will be due to close then. Everything I list I keep in a box in a cupboard labelled “Listed”. I have another box labelled for sold but unpaid items, and once they’ve paid they get moved to the “To post” box. I also have a “to list” box so that I can deposit things in there I found around the house I want to sell.

Day 3: Put the registration sticker on the car. I got it in the mail and the old one hasn’t expired. This is minor, but something I procrastinate. Or, diary the dates car renewals are due, put it in the calendar so it’s never forgotten. I was almost too embarrassed to write this one down.

To do list tally: 238 items.

 

 

 

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