Even though I don't make New Year's resolutions I still make monthly and yearly goals.. and when the time comes I make weely goals too. So not only has my son been out of school for ... however long it's been... It's also a new month and the huge holiday madness just ended and I kid you not my Christmas tree is still standing..
but alas I degress and herein lies the problem. I have all these things that I want to do and I guess I'm hesitant to begin. I feel like I need to have a more solid plan in order but honestly I think I've pretty much planned myself to death. I believe a time does come when you must take action... otherwise I'm lingering over from productive into perfectionism which causes procrastination because of course I don't own everything in the world to make my situation perfect at this very moment. However, there are proactive things that I can start doing that will kickstart the change I want.
The goal here is progress not perfection.
I can say lately that I've been getting things done. Yes I mentioned the Christmas decorations.. I have started to take them down so the process has begun.. I then had hubby's birthday and my parents came to visit today so it was still kind of Christmas for my kid... either way the excuses or what not I'm okay with my tree being up still.. because it will come down and the world won't end from my tree being up into January.
On the upside I have been able to spend lots of time with my son while he's been on Christmas break. I feel like him being at school now has caused a bit of a disconnect between us...not bad just different..he's growing. He's learning to be more indepedent and of course school comes with lots of peers and authority figures and things change constantly. I'm thankful for the time I have spent hanging with my little dude. The house may not have stayed spotless, but it was worth it and who cares. It's temporary.
I can say over the past year I have been able to worry less. I can still maintain my happiness by expecting less.. realizing I don't have or need control over the world. Just over my own actions.
I think I surprised myself by the things I have completed. I had monthly calendars done for the blog a month early. Granted I have kind of paused on the printables, I added quite a bit to the collection and after adding the calendars I felt pretty satisfied. I will definitely start making more printables again! I've also got my paper binder ready-Home Management Binder- and sorted, I also have a monthly calendar this year.. I will still use Google but I need a paper calendar as well. It's just who I am.
I am seeing major results from my planning so I know that when I take action this all will pay off.
I guess for some reason I just needed to get the stuggle out visually. I don't know the reason but it helps me move on to the next step once I can account for my progress and have a way to remotivate myself. Hopefully I can motivate another.
Even though I don't make New Year's Resolutions I decided that my overall yearly goal is to Organize & Minimize. It seems like this goal repeats yearly but since having a kid our clutter has increased and it continues to increase lol but now that he's at Kindergarten age vs baby age I think I can get a better handle on it. We'll see I guess.
I plan on tackling each room.. I have made a LIST.. lol as usual.. with things to clean out and ideas to try.. so hopefully I will be able to share some successes and/or other stuff. Hopefully successes though. I have managed to do a few small things so far..
I did clean out one of my kitchen drawers,
Also the top shelf in the laundry room and
I cleaned out the pantry.
So I'm feeling good already getting a little bit of momentum going.
I haven't actually decided what to tackle first beyond these small things which, do make me feel good, I gotta say. The kitchen is dying to be cleaned out but I know it's going to take some work. I would like to think I could go cabinet by cabinet, but I know that's going to start getting me into some rabbit holes. I want to plan that before I decide to dive in..
I think my bedroom will be the first. We do spend a lot of time in the bedroom and I'd like for it to be a more comfortable environment. Right now the clutter is seriously injuring any flow of energy. It feels anxious for sure. Busy.
I also think since it's already so busy I can do it in small chunks and make real progress in small amounts of time.
I will also have to include under my bathroom sink and our closet...
I'm working on a full wardrobe clean out as well... this will be a very cleansing year. That's not to say that I am getting rid of everything or throwing things away.. I may just find a better way to store some things.. but I also know that there are things that I need to let go of. Things that do nothing but get moved from this spot to that spot etc. Things taking up space and energy being useless. Or space just not being utitlized properly. It's a goal for sure. I am very passionate about this and my results lol.
I am looking forward to this no matter how long it takes.. But I plan for it to take 6 months to a year... I want to make budgets for each area.. as well as ideas/solutions to issues I'm having with storage.. such as for my crafts which are currently in my dining room also stored with Jaxon's crafts lol
Ready to make some changes!!
I think now that I've said all that I am feeling ready to get some things done that are lingering on my brain right now.. giving me that anxious feeling I hate so much. That thing just poking at you because it needs to get done. Yes laundry I hear you. And it's all good because I am coming for you...
AND. I'm gonna fold and/or hang it all up.. and put it all away.
Excellent play if I do say so myself.
So do that thing that's bugging you. I know I'm going to. So I can enjoy more minutes of my life without feeling anxious or overwhelmed or rushed by something that I can easily eleviate. =)
Make an awesome day.