Life's been feeling a bit out of control lately -- like I'm dog paddling like crazy just to keep my head above water. I'm a big fan of routine and to-do lists and what-not, and lately none of that has happened.
I'm sure that's partly because DD is out of school, so we don't have THAT routine. I'm not entirely certain what's contributed to the rest, but I do know that I found a thick layer of dust on my bedroom dressers, and mildew on the rubber lining of my fridge -- two big indicators that I haven't been cleaning house as much as I should (just doing the "top" layer: dishes, laundry, sweeping, mopping and keeping the clutter down).
So... I'm doing FlyLady again. Going to get my calendar organized starting August 1st, have planned a few "fling boogies" and got a new battery for my timer.
That timer is also going to be used three other things: weeding, writing and blog hopping. Every day.
I was talking to my mom on the phone yesterday morning during my walk (we walked just over an hour, the dog and I) and she mentioned wanting to walk, but having too much to do. I said she could take fifteen minutes out for a quick walk ... and as I said that, I realized that the same holds true for me and all the things I don't manage to get done during the day (like weeding, writing and blog hopping). Better, the timer really helps keep me focused, so I actually accomplish more in a shorter time.
I'm feeling much more in control, and I like it.
What about you? Are you more routine or spontaneous? What do you do in order to get what you need to get done daily, done? Any hints?
You See Success in Your Future
Five years from now, you'll be on your way to achieving your goals.
You have a plan in place to get everything you've ever dreamed of.
Ten years from now, you will have achieved many of your goals.
You are driven, motivated, and hardworking. There's no reason you can't reach for the sky.
Hope that's right!