Here are some goals and plans for March. I have a few more days to brainstorm and prepare. I have some time off so I should be able to have more time to get some of it done.
- Go to ice show
- Go to Wedding shower
- Movie party
- Visit gym 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
- Finnish book
- Play a board/Card game
- Sort through tiny toys
- Sort through puzzles
- Go to museum
- Watch the snow melt!!!
- Register for a race
I have the week off. I have no excuses not to make progress on cleaning and organizing. If I don’t get it done, it’s because it is a choice. I may not be aware of it in the moment, but I can’t blame it on lack of time or resources.
I admit that I have a higher tolerance for mess than many other people and I don’t enjoy cleaning. However, I’m also learning the value of having a clean house so that our home can be inviting and reflect what we value.
Here are my goals for the week:
- Watch professional video
- Drop off donations
- Work on paperwork
- Go to gym 1 2 3 4
Wish me luck!
I find that different emotions and energy levels have different affects on my cleaning. I tend to clean the worst when I am sad or tired. When I am sad, I tend to curl in and be lazy.
I clean the best when I am happy or angry. Happy makes sense to me. When I’m mad, I also tend to get a decent amount of cleaning done. I’m not sure exactly why. I tend to just have excess energy and want to funnel it towards something. I think it takes the bouncing thoughts and heat and makes it something simple. It was dirty now it’s clean. I don’t tend to get mad that often. Maybe I should.
Well off to get ready for bed. It’s been a LONG weird day.
I had a Facebook friend who talked about being annoyed with people who are unorganized and wondering how much was being lazy and how much was not knowing how. For basic cleaning, a lot of it is more related to being lazy or time management skills. I know where my books should go and how to clean a toilet. In regards to paperwork and purging clutter, I know some of it in theory. I get stuck on what do I keep, what should I toss, what should I store elsewhere. I’m worried that I’ll get rid of something I want later or toss out something by mistake.
I have been slacking off on house work lately. I can’t blame it on time, lack of support, or the kids. I’ve been lazy. There were opportunities when it wouldn’t have taken that much longer to quickly get something done before relaxing or when I could have done something while I was talking with my husband.
Here’s to trying to get back on track. I need to step up my game with exercise and cleaning. There is always an excuse if I want to find it. Happy cleaning!
I loved this discussion about purpose and sharing. I haven’t decided exactly how I can apply this to organizing and cleaning, but I’m working on that. Or there may not be some magical purpose or solution and I just have to suck it up and do it even if I don’t like it.
Exercise at the gym
- Sweep floor
- Sort Papers
- Clean Bathrooms
Honestly my attempt at my to do list was lame. I did enjoy some mellow time with the family. We played board games and also went ice skating. We washed a pile of clothes (s0me of which still need to be put away). Off to put on a TED talk and one final productive burst before bed. Early morning.
I am seeing post after post about upcoming goals and reviews of 2013. I’ve made resolution and have used this chunk of time of between Christmas and New Year’s to reflect in past years. However, this year I’m not feeling it. I’m not sure what I’m doing tomorrow and this weekend—-let alone all of 2014.
I tend to have the same types of goals from year to year. Organizing and Fitness. I will continue to work on both of those and make progress. We are currently redoing our closet and am working on the organization that comes with that project.
For now I’m off to watch tv, drink tea, and fold clothes.
We are currently in the process of redoing our closet. It is being expanded and hopefully it will be reorganized. I want to do it right and find a way to keep it organized. Any tips or advise you have are appreciated. I know I need some help organizing. I need to get rid of items that don’t work for whatever reason. I also need to build my wardrobe since I’ve avoided shopping and spending money on clothes for far to long.
Below are some of my questions:
- What kind of hangers should I buy?
- How do I organize my space?
- How do I decide what to fold and what to hang?
- How much clothes do I keep that are not my current size (up and down)?
- What basics should I have in my closet?
- Which clothes do I keep? Which clothes do I upgrade?
- How do I do all of this without spending a fortune?
I got a 1.5 mile run in today. It wasn’t for as long as I would have liked, but I was happy with the pace. I found that I was much happier after the run than before. I felt like I accomplished more after work than I have lately (or maybe I am just happier with what I accomplished).
I have been slacking on exercise lately. It was a long enough stretch that I’d forgotten how good working out felt in those moments of deciding whether or not to exercise.
It’s funny how things that help the most regarding productivity are the first to be cut. Speaking of which, I should head to sleep before my 7:30 meeting feels any earlier.