In Pursuit of an Organized Life

. . . putting life in order

The Little Things

Well my youngest was sick. She is on the mend and should be ready to go back to school tommorrow. While my first choice would have been to go to work as planned, it was kind of nice to have a day to get little stuff done. I prepped some meals for later in the week, did some laundry, ordered some presents, paid my national professional dues, and set up the girls’ flu shot. Well I should try to get another burst done while my daughter is asleep and my oldest is still at daycare.

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Physical Organization Vs Time Management.

I started writing the blog in order to improve my clutter. I have ended up focusing more on the time managment. It may be me stalling from dealing with clutter.  I’ve always hated making the decisions about what to keep and where to put the stuff I want to keep so I can find it again.  I tend to avoid those tasks as well as cleaning even though most of them don’t take that long.

The other part of the shift  is that my time managment has a larger impact on my stress level.  The evenings and weekends feel so short.  It can be so overwhelming especially when I get behind.  I suppose if I have better time managment  I can allot more time to cleaning and do more organizing and clutter management.

Speaking of which I should get some of that done today.  Having a great weekend with my 5K and grocery shopping, but  I will be gone next weekend and Halloween the following and then having people over the first weekend of Nov.  So I should stop neglecting my house and get off of the computer.   Have a good day!

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Stressed and Tired

Today I am stressed and tired. Must work out and get school work done. Hopefully I can get tired enough that I sleep well. I know most of it is in my head and life is going well just aaah! One of those do I need to do more or less. I need to figure out how to do things smarter not harder. Part of me wants to ignore everything—-part of me wants to stay up late and get stuff done. None of me wants to lie in bed worrying about it.

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Home to Work

Well the menu planning is still going well. I made up the Oct calendar. Some of the same dishes, but some recipes I found during September. The planning for a month doesn’t take that much longer than planning for the week. The main part I am struggling with now is finding a way to cook the more complex meals before we want to eat. I just have to get better at doing parts of it ahead or saving the quick meals for evenings I work late.

Now I’m trying to apply the meal planning idea to my work. Partly because I’ve been wanting to get more organized at work, but motivated by the fact that I am going to be observed at work (unanounced) in the next 3 weeks. I have the bad habit of planning my sessions the day before or the day of. I’m hoping if I plan a week or so at a time that my lessons will be better and I will be less stressed. So far I am half way done making a summary cheat sheet of my students goals and I have Monday planned.

My goal for today is to finnish the summary sheet and plan through the end of the week. I’d also like to make applesauce/apple crisp, go to the Y, run, get groceries, make meatloaf, clean the floor, fold/put away laundry, clean the kitchen, play with my girls, and relax with my husband. The odds of me getting all of that done (especially now that I’m out of coffee) is slim. Wish me luck!

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