The Positive Spin on Being Unrealistic

So you know that moment when you write a to-do list for the weekend and it ends up being 79 items long, each one requiring at least an hour…and it’s a two day weekend? Your husband or significant other then comes home, looks at you, chuckles, and proceeds to ask you what your priorities are on the list, the top three. To which you reply, “There are no top three, all of them are my priorities”. Disagreement/argument/whatever you want to call it ensues.

Today am writing about why it is okay to be unrealistic.

Dear Significant Others that poo poo a 79 item to-do list over a two day stretch (or the likes),

These to-do lists, yeah, they keep us from losing our minds. They keep us from going bat crazy when thinking about amount that is actually on our plates. Because, if we actually took a step back to look inside of our lives and see just how overwhelmed we were and just how unrealistic it MAY be to have these crazy to-do lists, we actually would probably run away. When our home floods from a sewer clog and I come to you with a “plan” to have all the flooring replaced in a week and 52 DIY projects to be done while we are at it…just a hint…smile and just go with the flow. This is important because I can guarantee you that if I was not creating this “plan” and thinking of what DIY projects I wanted to do, I would probably be getting liquored up.

So, when we come to you with that list…realize that this list is what keeps us sane. The thought, the idea of possibly being able to check (yes, physically check) every single item off of it is what keeps us going. Relax because at the end of the weekend if we missed a few, NO BIG DEAL. It is the competition and idea of getting them all done that matters.


The Creator of the 79 Item To-Do List

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Yes!! We are slowly making our way through my own 72-item list this weekend!
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  2. Love it! I know my dh gets overwhelmed because he DOESN’T write his list down.
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