My 3 boys and I

November 2, 2007

A Brand New Meme

Filed under: National Blog Posting Month,Thirsty Thursday — by my3boysandi @ 1:44 pm


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This weeks question(s)

“What do you do to keep yourself sane? When life is closing in on you? When your to do list is longer than your arm? When you feel like you aren’t getting things done? What do you to to help you refocus and save your sanity?”

Last year was a HARD year for me. What got me through was leaning on the Lord. He in fact reminded me too. Also sharing your load with supportive friends can help too.

What do I do when I have a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG to do list

Its like a friend once told me

How do You Eat An Elephant?elephant.gif

One Bite at a Time

I write the list then I decide to spend a certain amount of time on the task(s) each day until its done.


This same wise friend reminded me to take time out for myself. I think this is important as I believe by doing this one becomes a better parent.

I also found this interesting article that might help you if you are struggling in this area too

If youd like to share your ideas just post your answer on your blog and let me know so I can come by and read your story.



  1. Thanks, Jen. I appreciate the tips. I like the idea of making the list and then setting aside a certain amount of time to work on it. I tend to make the list and then work on it and work on it and work on it and of course it doesn’t all get done and the end of the day arrives and I am feeling exhausted and like a failure for not finishing. Sounds like it would be much more productive to go by the time spent not the number of tasks done. Thanks again! Melissa

    Comment by writmm — November 2, 2007 @ 2:23 pm |Reply

  2. P.S. Thanks for the link to Barbara’s Blog. That’s a great article!

    Comment by writmm — November 2, 2007 @ 2:26 pm |Reply

  3. P.S.S. I have something fun for you to do! I hope you like it!

    Comment by writmm — November 2, 2007 @ 3:10 pm |Reply

  4. I’m with you, Jen, the first thing I do is get with the Lord and then find support in family and friends. I like your other ideas too! I like to escape with a book too.

    Comment by Susanne — November 2, 2007 @ 3:39 pm |Reply

  5. Oooh, this new meme is very cool. Have a grat weekend my friend.

    Comment by Dariana — November 3, 2007 @ 2:12 am |Reply

  6. your welcome Melissa

    thanks Susanne and Dari 🙂

    Comment by my3boysandi — November 3, 2007 @ 5:01 am |Reply

  7. it’s good to have more “me-time”…all of that is exactly what I needed! but can’t get any…pc time, i can do it but of course not for so long, just from time to time…

    Comment by jennyr — November 6, 2007 @ 8:09 am |Reply

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