Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Here we are with a new week ahead of us again. I always love new beginnings. Last week is over and done with and today I'm starting off fresh. Today with all it's possibilities is a clean slate and what I do determines whether it'll be a good one or not.
Mondays tend to be my planning day of the week. I like to take some time to think about what I need get done and then prioritize what I'll do first. I always keep in mind that what I plan rarely happens so I've learned to be very flexible too.
When I draw up my daily lists of tasks I refuse to see it as stuff I have to get done. When I did that in the past, I’d feel a sense of dissatisfaction at the end of the day when I didn’t have everything ticked off, despite the fact that I knew when I wrote it, it was highly unlikely I’d get to everything. Now I write a THINGS I COULD DO list.
My computer has a calendar on it and I list everything I hope to get done this week on it. Things like laundry, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning out the book shelves, getting items ready for the 4th of July camping, preparing some things ahead for the weekend and last but not least I'm finally going to be able to get a hair cut on Friday.
I have planned things I want to do for the weekend ahead but I really don't know at this point if I'm going to the camper or not. Meanwhile I'll make my plans and then see what happens. It's better to be prepared than not.
Last week I planned to get out for a morning walk each day and there was not one morning when it was not raining or threatening to rain so that didn't happen. What I found myself doing was not half as much fun so this week I'm planning some things that will be more productive. It's always important to dangle a carrot or two to make your work more fun.
I hope your Monday is a MERRY one there at your house. It'll be a happy one for me as I work towards the weekend.
Monday's resolution: No matter what the weather, bring your own sunshine.