Saturday, September 17, 2011

Getting back on track!

“Are you still doing your blog?”, I keep being asked. Arrrgggg…yes…I need to be doing that. What is stopping me? Well, I am TIRED (can anyone relate?)!! I don’t feel on top of my game right now, so it would feel VERY strange to try to motivate others to get on top of theirs.
If the shoemaker’s kids have no shoes…then…the organizer’s house is a mess? Something like that, it is what I had feared I would become, so, not wanting to be a hypocrite, I have just not said anything (on the blog).

What do you do to get on track, when you feel “off”? Many look at blogs or pintrest for ideas to get them going. BUT, do you ever find you spend your time looking at others interests or projects instead of working on your own? Catch 22, trying to get motivated without getting distracted.

Well, here is my effort, I am just going to jump in and do SOMETHING. Anything is better than nothing, right? Even if it is just sharing my journey.

“Pick yourself up by your bootstraps!”, my grandparents have said my entire life. Our generation tries to be more “Zen” about things, and claims to need to be inspired, rather than starting without the universe leading us along the way toward our passion. Well, passion or not, the family needs to eat, toilets get dirty, and pets need to be walked.

Let’s be serious, I do NOT have a passion about cleaning my toilets or weeding my yard. I do, however, enjoy getting it knocked out and off of my never ending to do list.

My focus for September was to be “I’ve been meaning to”, and that works with what I am feeling right now, luckily, so here we go.
I have been meaning to, get back on track, so getting back to basics, I ask myself, “what isn’t working right now?”. Well, I haven’t done a good meal plan lately, and always feel like I have nothing to make for dinner.

So, I will go back to my meal planning guide, and make my shopping list. I am tempted to just quickly do one week, but knowing how tired I am, I am going to push myself to do two weeks worth of planning and shopping to have one thing that exhausts me on a daily basis out of the way for two whole weeks!!
Saturday is not my idea of an ideal grocery shopping day (it is always so packed), but, it needs to be done, so I will NOT let that be an excuse, and I will just plan more time for the trip. Hubby and girls are all working on their projects anyway, so I will be able to go by myself, which should help me go faster anyway.

I am tempted to make a bigger list of things, “I have been meaning to…”, but if I do, I know I will get overwhelmed, and getting back on track is a marathon, not a sprint. So, here is my first step.

Hope you can find a few (or only one) thing(s), that could take a little stress out of your day, and perhaps get back onto the track that works for you and your family. Hope I see you soon, because that will mean that I am really getting back there myself, and we can continue our “chats” about what does and does not work for all of us toward our goals of clearing the clutter from our lives!


NatalieHemingway said...

Getting back on track meant getting my blog up to date. Not there yet, but my last post had been January. Baby steps... BTW - where are the deck pictures? Is it finished?

Anonymous said...

I hate to say it, but it is kind of nice to know that YOU (the most organized, on the ball, person I know) can get behind and run out of energy. Glad your blog is back!

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