1. Paige says...

    My fabulous friend Susan makes “have done” lists, rather than “to do.” It really is amazing to see what yiu’ve Accomplished written in a tidy hand.

  2. Emma says...

    Love this!! Mari is great!!
    I was lacking motivation earlier so I put on the brightest red lipstick I could find now I feel like a new woman strutting around the house :)

  3. Sarah says...

    Floss! Makes me feel so productive and healthy in so little time!

  4. This is such a cute little list! Can’t wait to try some of these out!

  5. This is such a cute illustration and I can’t wait to see what all Friday hold illustration wise! What an exciting feature, I love it.

    Holly xo

  6. Laura C. says...

    Mari is awesome, this list is sooo true! I agree with the suggestion of having Mari featuring a beauty uniform / week of outfits. I bring again a suggestion that I made some time ago: featuring readers!

  7. Agreed about writing a To Do list. Crossing off something on my list makes me feel like I could conquer the world too.
    Happy weekend, Jo.

  8. Love it! Especially the lipstick idea – it’s true, you do feel like a different person with a new look! :)

  9. Char says...

    I love having to-do lists! There is something so satisfying about crossing things off, preferably with black Sharpie.

  10. Agreed to all.

    I love this quote by Victor Hugo, “He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out the plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.”

    I’m no example of this, but its good guidance.

  11. I love these — they feel achievable! :)

  12. Maywyn says...

    “New House! Cross off something you’ve already done. ”
    Love them all! They will be a source for smiles and Laughing!

  13. Amanda says...

    yes to all !

  14. I always look forward to your Friday wisdom!

    One more:

    * Put the papers and so on cluttering your desk into a little Anthropologie shopping bag. Instant neatness and “organization”!

    My bag is on the floor by my desk, waiting for me to sort through it someday. (If you don’t have a cute paper bag, go shopping.)

  15. Sara says...

    Haha! YES. I’d love this print for my desk. :)

  16. Jane says...

    Perfect! hah

    #8 Place Amazon order of mundane things you will eventually need…e.g. toilet paper.

  17. Bindi says...

    Here is another (which a wise person taught me):

    Take those bricks out of your backpack!!

    You know that overwhelmed feeling you have because: the kids are tugging on you; recent domestic and international news is making us feel not so great; if we are working moms- we have work commitments; how to make our hair shiny and our lips glossy; why does everyone else at work seem to have a new wardrobe every few weeks; how to be a good wife to your husband, why is my floor always soooo sticky even though I mop???

    Well, I practiced it last night and it worked! I actually laid in bed and imagined taking bricks out of my backpack… it was amazing. I felt lighter and I fell asleep. You gotta choose what bricks you want to leave in, of course, but so many of those bricks were unproductive to me at that time.

    • karen says...

      I love this idea, Bindi! I am going to try it!

  18. solmi says...

    This list made me smile at the end of a tough week – thank you!

  19. Oh! How I wish I could do the first one!
    That really bugs me. I feel like I have 1 thousand and 1 folders, and some of them are empty, ugh…
    The last one is awesome. May or may not have done that in the past

    Love these posts!

    Alina
    http://www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

  20. Michelle says...

    Five items on that list are in regular rotation in my world. Love it!

    • Elly says...

      SAME!

  21. Love it! I do the To Do List thing all the time, lol!

    • Me too. So satisfying :)

  22. Meredith says...

    I’d love to see a beauty uniform or week of outfits for Mari! She seems so fun. :)

    • Fiona says...

      Yes please!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what a fun idea!! i’ll ask her!

    • Carrie says...

      Love the suggestion!!

  23. AJ says...

    :) that’s how all to-do lists should be approached! Love Mari’s work. Always so true!

  24. maria says...

    Everthing is true!! love it!

  25. Alice says...

    No joke; I have done four of these things today. Ahh working from home makes me SO productive! ;)

  26. 7/7

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha

  27. lol