Anyway, last Saturday I decided I was going to write down EVERYTHING I did that day so I could see whether I was as unproductive as I felt. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I accomplished, even though most of it wasn't on my to-do list. I was also surprised at how many interruptions I dealt with. Take a look:
For the record, Lucy is my chocolate lab puppy. Calvin and Ivy are my grandkids (Calvin is 4 and Ivy is 6). The note in the first column about "barking" didn't mean that I was barking - it meant that my dog was barking and it was annoying me. And since Lucy is a puppy, I take her outside to potty a LOT. Ivy always insists on going with me which means it takes longer and is more complicated.
One more thing - I had 9,300 steps on my pedometer at the end of the day - that was without leaving my house or doing any official exercise. I was a very busy girl!
Do you ever feel that you're not very productive? Maybe a list like this would tell a different story for your life, too!
|Sometimes Lucy has to go to jail so I can get things done. There's no way I can sweep|
the floors when she's loose. She thinks attacking and hanging on to the broom is the best game ever!