“Adulting List”

Man, adulting is hard. There’s always ten million things to do (about one hundred million if you have kids) and if you’re feeling off for even just a day and don’t accomplish anything, you easily fall behind. Then, suddenly you feel like Indiana Jones with that damned boulder running after you. It gets so overwhelming so fast, and you can quickly feel buried. A couple of years ago I read a blog post about “drops of awesome”. Essentially it boiled down to a mom looking at all the little good things she had done for her kids throughout the day. I.e. taking them to the bus, feeding them healthy etc. This gave me the idea of the “Adulting List”. I have a white board on my fridge that I use to keep track of all my achievements for the day. Now, only if  I got gamer points for it. How does it work you might ask? I write down all the adulting things I do in a given day, so that even when my living room looks like a cyclone ripped through here, I can still see that I’ve actually accomplished things. Cleaned the cat box? Write that shit down! Actually made phone calls and talked to real people? (This one’s hard for me) Put it on the list! Swept the floor? You get the idea. Kids are mess demons in disguise. At the end of a long day it can be very easy to feel like you’ve done nothing. I’ve found for me the adulting list (tm 2017) helps keep the existential dread from taking hold. It helps me feel less worthless. I know that may sound weird but as someone who suffers from clinical depression and anxiety it really is a thing. Anyways that’s my two cents on the subject. If you find it helpful cool, if not that’s cool too. 🙂



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