I have seen and read too many things about how to do it- I've printed the printables- logic tells me- and SLACKER hangs on like super glue and tells me it's all too much- I can't do it! I get overwhelmed, and I turn to solid rock... wide eyed, heart palpitating, and unable to move to step 1. Grrr.
This process is going to be eternal, I think. The process of preparing and doing- following a plan- getting a routine... The horrible thing: It all sounds like it should be so natural and normal! It's something that moms/housewives have been doing for centuries in one way or another, so why do I feel terminally unique? It's like my situation doesn't fit neatly in ANY of the articles and blogs that have come before me. pssshhhh. Yah, gimme a break. This is what my beloved FlyLady calls "Stinking Thinking". Who knew there was a name for that awful thought process!? FlyLady, that's who!
So. Today, my entry is going to be in pieces. Here, I am writing and motivating myself (I'm done beating myself up now- time to get to work!)
When I have successful days, I often have a list typed or written. That way, when I'm done, I can check them off (We S.H.E.s love our lists!)
Here is my list for the rest of the afternoon/evening hours:
Feed/Water the Animals Reboot Laundry(x3) Shower*ahhhh :) Take 2 Boxes for AmVets to DGF's House(loaded in car to drop off on the way to gym tomorrow) What's for Supper?(Do NOT ask... it's done and they're fed, lol) Start Grocery List Clean Toilets Start Dishwasher
It's a good tool, and I think when I get out the timer and use it in conjunction with the tasks, I can fly through even more!
I have a workout at 8:30am- I'm hoping the roads are ok.. there is potential for icy roads and school delays... I hope it doesn't get bad. I NEED my gym fix with one of my very favorite SHEsters!!
So, cheers to some success today :) And, I have no preparation for next week, except that the laundry is done and the grocery list is started!
Here is a list of abbreviations you might not be familiar with:
S.H.E.- Sidetracked Home Executive
SHE(this was not used today) also stands for Strong, Healthy, Empowered (the 14 week fitness contest I was involved in)
DGF - Dear GirlFriend (DH is Dear Husband, DS6 is my Dear Son who is 6, DD9 is my Dear Daughter who is 9... etc.)