Twas the Craziness Before Christmas
Twas the Thursday before Christmas and the house is a mess,
The children are running, Mom needs a rest,
The stockings were hung on the mantle with care,
Until the kids decided to use them on top of their hair.
The children are finally asleep in their beds,
Gladly, because Mom and Dad were almost out of their heads.
So Mom and Dad rushed to get all the presents wrapped,
Wishing for even a hint of a nap.
With all of the rushing and all of the clatter
Is there one person left who remembers what matters?
In all of this hustle and bustle this year,
Remember the One who makes everything clear.
I am glad that blogging is helping me to remember what is so important about Christmas. Reflection is dear when everything is so busy. For me, I get so caught up in it all that time to reflect seems like an impossible task, but it's absolutely a must. Even for five minutes, two . . . one? Whatever time you have to take and reflect on why we do this thing called Christmas is precious. Merry Christmas! Here's today's gift!
Day 3 - Motivational To Do List
This printable was designed just for this gift week! I've always used this method to spur me on in my chores and activities, but I had never made a printable to make it easy. The checklist to the left is self-explanatory. You check of each item as you complete it. The task and rewards though is where I find the eagerness to continue. I write one task then a reward to follow. Most times my rewards are letting myself have 20 minutes to surf Pinterest (set a timer!), watching 15 minutes of a show (then pause and continue the next task), or writing a blog. My rewards are things I enjoy doing . . . the tasks not so much. Today, I am using the list to encourage my house cleaning. I am cleaning toilets, then writing a blog, then cleaning the shower, and designing a printable, then sweeping the floors, then prepping another blog. The list continues . . . you probably won't continue if I don't stop my list ;-) I hope you find this helpful in your home and motivational to your to dos!
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