I have a mile long to-do list and thinking about it irritates me, because it never get's shorter. I know that it could be edited (since most of the items are life optional) but I am a doer and that's basically against my religion.
Instead of whining about how officially I am never going to get anything done because I have two kids, a husband I barely see, a full time job, friends who I don't see/talk to enough, and tons of cooking, cleaning, washing, etc...I decided to grow up and FACE THE MUSIC. The only way to get anything done is to hold yourself accountable. Whether it's the dishes and you are just feeling lazy, or it's the baby weight from #2 that you talk about wanting to shed tomorrow after you eat another cookie (ahem), or something more serious like health goals, in the end it's always up to you, but you don't have to do it alone.
My sweet friend, JM, introduced me to the idea of having an Accountability Partner. It's a simple concept with a big payoff, and doesn't take up too much time. The idea is to find a trustworthy, like-minded person, and talk to them at least two times a week at a set time, for about 10 minutes. The conversation should be about the weeks goals, what's standing in your way, and how you are going to move past the obstacles. The philosophy is simple; when you have someone that you need to be accountable to, you are much more likely to stay on course and work harder towards accomplishing your goals...READY - SET - GO!