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my thoughts on making the most out of all of life's minutes…

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Tip 10 – 28 Days of Reducing Distractions

Tip 10 – Stick to the list 

Sometimes in the middle of a conversation with my husband, I will veer off topic and totally start talking about some other random topic.  He will interrupt me and say “stay on target” in a robotic  tone  – usually it brings me back to my original point. In the same context, I’ve been fixated with cleaning out my deleted emails from my Outlook folders.  I have over 40K emails I need to delete.  My Outlook is running very slowly lately, it keeps getting bogged down and I know it has something to do with this massive amounts of emails that I need to delete.


Yesterday, I was preparing to write my blog for the day and somehow I got diverted to the deleting project.  Twenty-five minutes later I was still deleting (it is a very slow and tedious process).  The thing is – the deleting project wasn’t really what I should have been working on during that time.  I had set aside that time to write and I got distracted and ended up loosing valuable time. What I really need to do is carve out time to work on deleting; put that as a task on my to-do list and stop letting myself get distracted by tasks that aren’t on my list.




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Not me Monday…a winning to-do list

I’m the queen of To-Do lists.

I think even my tombstone will have a to-do list on it

It will look like this.

1. Go to Heaven

2. Check in with God

3. Clean the pantry

4.  Sing with the angels 


How about you?  Do you make to-do lists?

Like this week’s article, How to Write a Winning To-Do List, states – there are good ways and better ways to create and organize your to-do list.

And this article is prompting me….I’ve been meaning to write a series on the difference between goals and to-do’s.  Best put it on the list.


What do you think of the article?  How do you organize your lists?


Happy Monday Everyone!  And a special wish and hope that everyone on the East Coast is safe and things return back to normal soon.