Make Your Already Did List

 Sometimes, it seems like I’m lucky if I get one thing crossed off my To Do List in a week. Tasks get added much more often than they are completed. Why do I have all this inspiration, creativity, ambition, idealism, only to be held back by the constraints of time?!  While it feels like nothing is getting done, I need to step back and realize that I do accomplish a lot that never even makes it on my To Do List.  There are after all only 24 hours in a day. Today, instead of making a To Do List, I’m making an Already Did List.

Today I already…

  • Changed 6 diapers
  • Cut Baby’s finger nails
  • Hand-washed two baby sweaters and two wool diaper covers
  • Washed two loads of laundry
  • Washed one load cloth daipers
  • Folded and put away five loads
  • Loaded dishwasher, and remembered to run it
  • Unloaded dishwasher
  • Cleaned the bathroom
  • Did half a yoga work out
  • Made a healthy dinner
  • Talked to a client
  • Worked
  • Took out the compost and recycling
  • Made All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Walked the dog

…all this while keeping Baby happy, loved, fed, clean, and nurtured, and on little bits of broken sleep. 

What’s on your Already Did List today? 


shannon Clark, LIFE & FINANCIAL Coach

As a mom, I know what it's like to feel exhausted, overwhelmed by life, and inadequate to meet my children's needs. But I also know you don't have to stay there.

As an author and coach, I've had the joy of encouraging more than 9.1 million moms to find forward motion with their faith, family, and finances — without the frenzy.

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