For many of us, spring time usually includes the yearly ritual of spring cleaning. As much as I look forward to my home being freshly swept out and every nook in order again, the whole idea can weigh around my shoulders like a heavy winter coat. One more thing to add to the TO DO List ... I think I feel my shoulders hurting already!
So how are we to to keep from feeling so overwhelmed before we even begin? Well, I'm going to make a TA DAH List! For my intents and purposes, it's a list that replaces the TO DO and it lists what has been--or will be--accomplished on a given day or week.
You can write the list out at the beginning of the day, as in -- "TA DAH! Look what I'll get done today!" (a list of intent)
Or, you can write it at the end of the day -- "TA DAH! Look what I got done today!" (a list of accomplishment)
The phrase TO DO seems so negatively embedded in my emotional bank, just thinking about the phrase makes me feel weighted and less eager. Calling it a TA DAH list makes me feel lighter, more cheerful, and energetic.
I'm all for making my life feel lighter and more beautiful, so here's to spring cleaning with our TA DAH Lists!
Now where is that feather duster?
PS. Yesterday Lin, a fellow blogger, posted a great example of a TA DAH list. For her, it was a list of accomplishments. You might want to pop over and take a peek!