Santa didn’t have a bad idea with the list making thing. With the busy life of being a wife, mother, career woman and jack of all trades things can seem to be overwhelming. In a current group therapy session I am conducting we are talking about being solution focused and making a list to make problems more manageable.
This brings me to this weeks therapeutic tip of making a list. Here are the 5 best tips for making lists to be therapeutic.
1. Make a master list of everything that you have to do and order them by importance and due date. Take that list and pick the top ten to focus on first. This makes the million tasks you have floating in your head more organized.
2. Keep the list with you at all times and check off each task that you complete. Add more items from your master list to your top ten list. Don’t go over the ten item limit. Checking off completed tasks will give a sense of accomplishment and success.
3. Make sure that your list are things that you can handle or control. This means that putting on the list to make sure your husband puts down the toilet seat is not acceptable.
4. Your list can be in any media form that works best for you. Your list can be on your phone, planner, iPod Touch, iPad, hand and the ancient but useful paper.
5. Make sure your work list and home list are separate. You can also separate your mom list from your wife list. But knowing you modern day wives and moms your lists will all together.
So here are your 5 therapeutic tips for list making.
Kisses and Wishes!