Sunday, September 12, 2010

Babysteps To Productivity

I'm lazy... in case you didn't know. I suck at meal planning, my house is a mess, my kids don't listen and I just can't keep up. My bills are late, my home is undecorated, there's clutter everywhere and my craft stuff is buried. There's books unread, projects unfinished, piles unsorted and traces of stuffy "somedays" thick in the air. My blog hasn't been updated in a month.

And it's MY fault. I have the time, the resources, the knowledge. I just don't have the effort... the motivation to accomplish the things that I want to do. And I get disappointed in myself, then lazy, until I feel like I'm stuck in a dryer from cycling so quickly.

If I knew how to break the cycle I'd be charging for that little secret. Unfortunately I'm just stuck- going around and around and around. I've tried (and failed) more times than I can count, but I have to keep going. I have six little eyes watching my every move, and what I do, say, and teach them will matter for the rest of their lives.

Today is the day. I could spend the next 8 hours cleaning my house from top to bottom, printing charts for organization or making a meal plan for the next 3 months in an effort to reach my goals for myself. OR, I could make little changes that are more likely to stick. It will take me longer to get there, but I'll have a better chance.

Today I will:
Clean off my counters
Fold what I already washed
Empty, then load the dishwasher
Play with my kids

Will my house be spotless by bedtime? Nope. Will I feel better about my handle on life? Probably not. Will I have much accomplished off my never ending 'to-do' list? Not even close. BUT, it's progress, which is a heck of a lot better than my old plan of sitting on my butt and not having any clean bowls for breakfast. And progress is all I can ask for.

3 Thoughts From Others:

- B said...

Do I know you? Because I could swear we are the same person. Inspired me to make a tiny bit of progress myself.

LaVonne said...

I love B's comment above. :)

You go girl! I love it, Real and Honest.

I need a good kick in the butt sometimes too.


Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I think we've all been in the same place your in right now - just not everyone is honest about it. I've been there, am there, will be there again myself.

Just never give up. Keep picking yourself up. Start small. One thing - just one thing to do everyday. When it becomes automatic, then add another.

Take your time - who cares if it takes 5 years to reach your goals. Be realistic. You've got three little ones to care for - my goodness, that in itself is a full time job and then some.

You can do this - you can stick with it - but don't expect so much of yourself. Just a little bit. A little bit everyday.

Like I tell my daughter - don't say I can't...say I'll try! Small steps will still take you where you want to go....Good Luck :)

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