Women With Intention Wednesday: Choosing to Be Productive Intentionally

Intentionally PRODUCTIVE

 

 

 

It’s Women With Intention Wednesday again… which means focusing on something INTENTIONALLY.

Here’s the definition again:

**Intentionally:

deliberately, purposely, knowingly**

 

 

One thing I find is essential for me: *Intentionally* make a list of all the things I hope to accomplish on any given day (week, month, year)!

I’ve heard there are cases of adults having late onset of attention deficit disorder, and when you combine that with age-related brain fog, it’s very difficult at times to remember things and to truly be productive!

 

 

So I’m finding I definitely need to be a “list” person to try to corral all those thoughts overwhelming me and organize or categorize them into some kind of logical order. The more detailed my notes are, the better chance I have of remembering things and getting them done!

 

 

Of course, it’s also important to balance expectations about what you can reasonably accomplish in a day’s time, which is something I’m still working on! You really have to allow for those inevitable interruptions or changes in plans. If you are too rigid, you can REALLY stress yourself out!

 

But overall, I endeavor to accomplish most of the things I purposely and deliberately choose to do each day! For instance, these are some of the things I hope to get done today…

CHORES

Complete my usual daily or weekly household chores that sometimes don’t get done when I get distracted with other things (for instance, today is laundry day here, and my goal is to wash, dry, AND put away the clothes!)

 

SUPPER

Start supper in the slow cooker. Planning on chicken and veggies, and chicken always comes out so much juicier when cooked in the slow cooker with broth and seasonings. Saves time, too, because it’s ready when we are ready to eat!

 

WORK

Complete some assigned work for my remote job.

 

BLOGGING

Complete two blog posts (here and over at my other blog, where I also wrote about intentional living), and then share the posts in my blog groups on Facebook .

Related to that will be visiting other blogs and commenting.

 

 

So I believe I can intentionally accomplish what’s on my list today – and I’ll work on my list for tomorrow!

 

So What About YOU?

 

Are you a “list” person?

 

Do you find you can be more productive if you have a definite plan for the day?

 

 

 

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40 comments to “Women With Intention Wednesday: Choosing to Be Productive Intentionally”

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  1. Apolline - September 12, 2018 Reply

    Keep up with your to-do list! I use a planner to keep me on track.

  2. Joanna - September 12, 2018 Reply

    I do find that creating lists make me be more productive. I do like to cut things off a list when I finish and I set as a goal completing all the items on a list. It’s a great way to keep track of your smaller goals too.

  3. Tara Pittman - September 12, 2018 Reply

    I am a list person and have several near me right now. I also am a pencil and paper gal too.

  4. Amber Myers - September 12, 2018 Reply

    I should start writing more lists. Sometimes I do, other times I forget. Honestly, I tend to write reminders on my palm πŸ˜‰

  5. Katie werthmann - September 12, 2018 Reply

    I’m totally a list person, and a write it on my hand person. I find sometimes i tell a friend about my goal or task, too, so that hearing myself say it helps me remember and they remember.

  6. Amanda - September 12, 2018 Reply

    I try to be a list person then I get distracted and don’t check things off my list… haha! I want to be a list person, so I am going to try harder.

  7. nicole - September 12, 2018 Reply

    i couldnt function without a list most days, even if its just a mental one. if its a more hectic day i will write it out and cross it off as i go so i can stay motivated and not mind foggingly forget something. i love your inspirational images

  8. mdaisi - September 12, 2018 Reply

    Love the list. I usually use my calendar to stay organized but a list is also a great idea. I used to use Asana and similar tools in the past. This reminded me that I need to make some lists.

  9. Natalie - September 12, 2018 Reply

    I am not big on lists but I know it helps so many be more productive. I need to step up my list-making game!

  10. Stephanie - September 12, 2018 Reply

    I am definitely a list person. I have my editorial calendar for my blog which also has a built-in to-do list. I also have a whiteboard with my personal list. It’s the only way I really know how to make sure I get everything done.

  11. Maysz - September 12, 2018 Reply

    Great list of being productive. This is really helps especially to all of people who suffered mental illness. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Jennifer - September 13, 2018 Reply

    I’m definitely a list person as well. If I don’t write it down, I will not do it lol. I’ll forget! I need to start making a list for my blog, I know a lot of people plan out their content. I just write when I feel like it.

  13. Melissa - September 13, 2018 Reply

    I am usually a list person, but don’t do a daily to do list. I definitely should start one I think it would really help me get things accomplished every day.

  14. Laura Dove - September 13, 2018 Reply

    I am the most unproductive person ever , which is crazy as I am self employed and need to motivate myself every day. I need to organise my life!

  15. Melissa - September 13, 2018 Reply

    I’m a list person for sure, and then I go through and figure out my “must-dos” for the day. It usually works out pretty well! Sometimes if my list gets too long I feel overwhelmed. I try to check off 5 most important points each day.

  16. Christina | From Under a Palm Tree - September 13, 2018 Reply

    I am 100% a list person. I have many lists going on at all times. Lists to remind me all kinds of things. I am kind of person that needs a list to function. Even if I know something by heart, I still need a way to keep track of things and lists keep me grounded and organized.

  17. Stephanie - September 13, 2018 Reply

    I definitely have some serious ADD and, while I accomplish a lot of tasks throughout the day because I can’t sit still, a lot of times my work suffers. I find that making lists helps SO MUCH to keep me on task when it comes to work.

  18. Thena - September 13, 2018 Reply

    My lists keep me productive and so does planning ahead. Without those items, I’d be lost.

  19. Flossie McCowald - September 13, 2018 Reply

    YES I am a list person!!! More specifically, I’m a bullet journal person – all my lists are in there – once it’s no longer cluttering my brain but is on the paper before me instead, I can just get things done like nobody’s business! πŸ™‚

  20. ali - September 13, 2018 Reply

    i loved this list thing, but I don’t think that i can be a list person.

  21. Holly - September 14, 2018 Reply

    I have been working on intentionality this year for sure. Lists definitely help keep me on track!!

  22. Olga Zak - September 14, 2018 Reply

    These are the great list for being productive! I am not a list person. I need to organize my life!

  23. Sonali Rath - September 14, 2018 Reply

    I am a total ‘To-do list’ person. I dont like planning long-term, infact, dont have a long term plan but the daily ‘to-do’ list is my thing. I feel it enables me to finish all the tasks efficiently;strange but it makes me feel empowered πŸ™‚

  24. Nidhi Fouzdar - September 14, 2018 Reply

    That’s effective method to be productive intentionally . Love the thoughts which you embedded in blog. I do have a planner to keep a track on my to do list

  25. Lindsay Joseph - September 14, 2018 Reply

    I’m totally a list person! Without my kids my day is in shambles. Creating a list is the simplest way of making your day intentional. And it feels so good when it’s done too!

  26. Mommy Sigrid - September 14, 2018 Reply

    I am a workaholic so being productive is what drives me. That is why I get crazy during those times when the kids are acting up and they are preventing me from accomplishing anything hehe

  27. David Elliott - September 14, 2018 Reply

    It’s an important thing to be productive intentionally in life. Doing anything with intention is the best way to do things. Just need to point yourself in a direction and do it.
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  28. George - September 14, 2018 Reply

    This is our language, both of us are list people, so just imagine how many different little books we have, each our own in the car, handbag, office desk just about everywhere to get through it all. The best part is when you knock them down one by one. Some days the list seem to grow as the day goes by, but that is also alright.

  29. Debbie Savage - September 14, 2018 Reply

    I swear I have lists all over my house to keep myself accountable. I couldn’t live without my lists and my planner.

  30. NAti - September 15, 2018 Reply

    These tips are really amazing!
    I am totally a list person. I started making lists when I was in secondary school (age 13) at that time I was training sport at competition level, I had 12 school classes and music and English classes (I’m from Argentina) out of the school. And there were homework for everything and with different deadlines. This was the pre-tech era, so no smart phones (or phones at all) no computers, life needed to be organized on your head or on paper! I never quitted this habit and I’ve been always a super productive person to the point people wonder “how does she do it?”. When I had children things changed a little because my long lists of to do things left always undone! So I was frustrated. I had to learn to leave MORE roomto enjoy life, to unexpectedness and that was also very mind-opening for me.
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  31. Cynthia Nicoletti - September 15, 2018 Reply

    I try to be a memory person but that is not working out. I need my list of to do’s. πŸ™‚

  32. Hannah Marie - September 15, 2018 Reply

    I am a list person. I always need to scan my work for the day and organize it on a list to help me track it and be productive.

  33. Chris - September 16, 2018 Reply

    Wow! I’m going to imitate this…

    Not a list person but I’ll get used to this.

  34. Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland - September 16, 2018 Reply

    I am definitely a list person! It helps me stay on top of all of my responsibilities. My only hangup comes from my poor health. It tends to quickly rework my lists

  35. Tania - September 16, 2018 Reply

    This is so cute. I live lists, always make them for literally the smallest couple of tasks. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Elizabeth O - September 16, 2018 Reply

    This is such a great post. I find being a list person is really effective for productivity. Each day crossing things off your list brings a sense of accomplishment.

  37. Abiodun komolafe - September 16, 2018 Reply

    I am definitely a list person.I wonder what I would have done if I do not plan ahead too.Making a list of activities I hope to accomplish has made me more productive

  38. Anosa - September 16, 2018 Reply

    I am a to do list orientated person and am always intentional in my work and my blogging

  39. John Sallie - September 17, 2018 Reply

    I am guilty of not keeping a list but I employ my own system of Wu Wei and manage to still get a lot done.

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