I have notebooks, calendar books, post-its, index cards filled with to do lists, sometimes quickly scrawled in the interest of getting it all down before i forget anything, and sometimes neatly, thoughtfully written like a note to a friend. I do it because it's how I stay on top of my sht and also because I like the feeling of crossing each item out. Sometimes I will add a meaningless task i've already completed to a list of To Do's just so I can right away experience crossing it off. The feeling of accomplishment is cool. I've decided I like it enough that I'm going to make it happen on a weekly basis. I'm taking an idea that came to me about a year ago and putting it into action.
Each week, I will choose a project and use each of the seven days to complete it. My chosen themes are domestic (cook, sew, fix), arts (music, painting, craft, write), well-being (meditation, religion) and knowledge (read, conference, mini research). Physical, I'm leaving out because that's something I'd like to keep ongoing, humming along in the background as a priority I've already made for myself for 2011. These projects have to challenge me in some way, either be something completely new for me, or something I haven't done in awhile and want to reclaim or improve on (eg. piano).
I'll use this space to chronicle my week-long to do, and keep myself accountable. I have a lot of time on my hands now that I live in the suburbs, and I'd really like to break the monotony, so here we go!
Week 1 will be to prepare a full chinese meal (including steamed fish) for me and my mom in honor of the Chinese New Year.