Tuesday, December 8, 2015

You Might Be More Productive Than You Think!

You know those days when you're busy all day long but you feel like you didn't get anything done? I have those a lot. I don't really like them. I prefer the days when I have a nicely completed to-do list at the end of the day. Unfortunately, I don't remember the last time I had one of those!

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!


  1. What a sweet little face! I love puppies! Some days I feel like this. Then my husband reminds me of all the stuff I did do (bonus he noticed!) even if it wasn't stuff on my To Do List.

    1. What a good husband! I think we always do more than we realize.

      She might have a sweet face but she's a devil.

  2. This would be an interesting experiment for me to do on the weekend. See - you ARE getting things done!

  3. It really is eye opening to see how much is getting done - and how many things come up!