Every week I make one.
I scratch it out on a sticky note – one for home life and another for work. Then one for groceries and the weekly menu too.
A to-do list.
I type up one for birthdays, and this time of year, another for Christmas. In the study we’ve got a list of home repairs and for car maintenance too. And on my phone still others: a reading list, a prayer list, and also that food diary I’ve been attempting keep.
It’s my process, my personal time management solution: make a to-do list.
If I can get it on there, I can get it done. If I can get it on there, I won’t forget. It helps me to stay organized, to prioritize, and it lets me cross things off one by one.
If I can make a to-do list, I can do more. If I can make a to-do list, I can waste less.
Unless what is needed is more of less – and then I’m just left with multiple reminders and a detailed rationale to never stop moving.
This week as we prepare to enter advent and this season that we fill with so much more, may we be careful to make space for less. May we drop your to-do’s and all their justifications long enough to remember that “the time [we] enjoy wasting isn’t wasted time.”