Sunday, February 12, 2012

Get it done.

Last week was a weird one at work. I was stressed to the max but I never seemed to really be moving in the forward direction. I had high hopes for productivity, but stuff just kept getting in the way. I went home every night defeated. Friday morning was the most ridiculous. I got to work early and shit hit the fan in all directions and I spent the rest of the morning until the kids arrived hiding in my friend's classroom. This week is going to be different.



How will I make sure this week is super productive?

1. Make a To Do list every morning for both work and home. Not allow myself to be distracted by anything until the list is complete. Last week there was no list. That was the fatal flaw.

2. Schedule exercise. Last week I ran on Sunday, and then didn't exercise again until Thursday. This does not work for my body or mind. Exercise will be on the list.

3. Take my vitamins. Everyone around me is sick and I REFUSE to spend another vacation sick. If I get sick next week it will be my third vacation in a row that I spend sick. Unacceptable.

4. Keep my eyes on the prize. Absolutely MUST get stuff done this week or I will not have fun on vacation because it will have to be done then. Unacceptable.

How do you keep yourself on track when you know you need to GET STUFF DONE?


  1. When I worked with kids last year, I was overwhelmed basically every day. I'd make two to-do lists: "Must get done today" and "Long term". That helped a lot. And if you can, make a "Delegate to Other People" list!

  2. Ugh, sounds like we had similar weeks. Things at work went from bad to worse on Friday. People have actually been calling to make sure my boss and I still came to work - they are kidding... sort of... Unfortunately, the crap that happened last week will extend into this week as the Charlotte boss is visiting tomorrow. What a way to start my week. ;)

    When I HAVE to get stuff done, I make zero social plans, I make a list, and I stick to the list! I reward myself as I make progress. Like this weekend, I let myself check in on twitter every 1-2 hours as a study break. Which I needed to stay sane as I studied about 12 hours this weekend.

    Here's hoping we both have a better week!

  3. People make fun of me when they find out I make a to-do list for home AND work. But I think it's smart! It keeps me on track.
    Good luck getting through the week Kelly!

  4. I work best under pressure so I tend to do the best work, and get the most done, at the very last minute. So not good for my stress levels though!

    Making lists helps and just forcing myself to BE PRODUCTIVE helps as well! I've been REALLY checked out at work lately since I only have 2 weeks left at my current job and it's been hard to be productive and get stuff done.

    Hope this week is better for you!

  5. Having something good to look forward to always helps!! I'm just repeating over to myself: "get through wednesday, get through wednesday."
    I was much more productive today than I was this weekend or last week. Sometimes I just need a fresh start, you know?

  6. I love making to do lists. I have two sitting on my desk, one for work and one for home. I feel like having a list staring you in the face helps get things done.

    This week WILL be better!!

  7. OH MY GOODNESS! What a WICKED good blog name! I love it. I also totally hear you on this post. I need a kick in the pants to get a jumpstart on my motivation for everything! So much to do, so much to do! So excited that you found my blog, because I am looking forward to reading your blog now!

  8. Also, I don't know where you actually live (I'm assuming boston because of the red sox title) but if you do live near Boston, have you heard about the Blog Better Boston conference? I'm going!