It consisted of going to a couple of parks, eating some good food, watching the Razorback game and generally being lazy.
Sometimes, it's just nice to be lazy.
This week, I'm going to get in a rhythm with our new, busier schedule. I've already dropped things at Goodwill, checked out some local stores I'd been wanting to see, went to a PTO meeting, dropped off and picked up B boy from preschool and am catching up on some computer work. I have another meeting at 2 and then I have to pick up C girl.
I posted on Twitter last night that "I feel more organized now than I have in a loooong time."
A fellow Twitterer said "what's your secret?" and "Clutter=stress and boy am I stressed!"
I realized that clutter and disorganization had made me very stressed.
I finally got fed up with it recently and took some time out to get some things done that would help keep me organized and sane.
Some tips I have are:
- to just start. Starting the project made me more apt to finish it.
- just do one or two things a day, just to feel some accomplishment.
- stop walking past things that "I would get to later." I went ahead and did stuff as I walked by.
- declutter. I know it's hard to get rid of things, but I have felt so much lighter by just tossing stuff. If you haven't used it/wore it in a year or two, there is a strong possibility that you never will!
- make a place for stuff. If you have a set place for things, they won't be strewn out everywhere. We made a "launching pad" for school mornings where backpacks, lunchboxes, etc are kept. I also have shoe baskets and designated places where I keep papers and mail.
We had a lot of fun at the park this weekend!-------->