Why does it seem some people can get everything done but I can’t seem to get one thing done out of a list of 100 things?

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I have been pondering this situation for a while and one of my excuses was “well I am getting older, it takes longer to get things done” But you know what, I know people my age and older who are working circles around me. I am not sure that I couldn’t give my 80-year-old Dad my list and he would have it all done by the time I got one thing done.

So I am making a plan as NRP tells me/us to do. I have plans but not for getting things done in a timely manner. I have figured out one of my problems is that I am all over the place I have 3 businesses I am trying to grow ( I need more income coming in), house renovations I want to do, A couple of online courses I am taking, a yard that needs a massive amount of work, a camper I want to redo, I have to get to my Dads and help him go through a bunch of stuff so he can sell his house and move by winter, in addition to the 7 to 5 job, canning/preserving (getting ready for winter) and just the everyday todo’s (not to mention when Andy needs help with something). So as you can see I have a lot on my plate and I am getting nothing done because I work a minute here a minute there.

Here is what I am doing. I am working on my daily schedules the one for me and one for the daycare. Then I can get everything done in a day that needs to be done. I will have set times to work out, work on projects, work on businesses, and get the house chores done. I have a daily list of what day to do what house chores and what days to work up the milk and make bread etc. It works really well when I stick to it.  I do have a list made. I have a daily schedule made I just need to tweak it a bit and a daycare schedule that I need to change up a bit(I will be starting preschool lessons after labor day).

Since I have a massive amount of projects some more important than others I am in the process of making a master list. I will number it by what is the most important to what is the least important. And yes I know I will be adding to it as things come up (can’t have an empty to do list haha).

I will be working on one thing at a time. Spending all the time on it and no bouncing around I feel like I can get a lot more done on it if I do this. And one of the most important things I will have a set time for social media since I do have a couple of things that have to be done on there such as posting on my daycare page so my parents can see what the kiddos are doing and building up my frugal FB page.

One of the things on my schedule will be to post at least 4 times a week. I have so many ideas and important things to share with all of you. One thing I want to do is do more make your own. I am also going to try and do more on the youtube channel so I can show how to in real-time.

I am working on getting organized and ready to do this so I can start next week.

Do you follow a schedule or to-do list? Or do you just wing it?

3 Replies to “Why does it seem some people can get everything done but I can’t seem to get one thing done out of a list of 100 things?”

  1. NRP & Blue

    Sorry for the slow responce to the article, I did not have time…
    Ok Ok, that was bad for sure LOLOL
    Very well done/written Rancher’s Wife.
    Scheduling is so very important in a busy life….

  2. Kellie

    I have found I do the best with a block time type schedule. Getting a lot of my work done before noon, then some freedom to do those projects I want to do in the afternoon. Back to work around 4 p.m., supper, etc.

    Thanks for all your info and ideas Connie!

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Thanks, I am trying the block scheduling I have heard a lot of good things about it. I am going to try and get it set up this weekend since I will have a little extra time.

      And thank you for stopping by, and reading and commenting.

      Have a great day