Recently my son sent me a picture of a list that had been prepared by my 7 year old grandson (Andy). Obviously he had seen his dad organizing his day by making and working through his list, so Andy decided to give it a try. He included most of the necessities: eating, playing, working, even "spying on Sam" (his brother). I'm not sure how this all worked for him but at least he was willing to give it a try.
Lists can be a practical way to organize the day. They help us to establish priorities. They help us organize a logical sequence of events. As we "check things off" they help us to realize that we are actually getting some things done. They can also help us at times, realize that some things simply don't need to be done; we can scratch them from our list.
Do you struggle with disorganization or simply feeling overwhelmed by all of the tasks that are before you? One simple solution is to make a list. It works for many (including myself), and maybe it will be a solution for you!
Dr. Allen Schneider is a United Methodist pastor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist presently serving the Sapulpa and greater Tulsa communities.