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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dear Readers

Organization has always been this terrifying thing to me.I'd say it's my worst enemy....Think The Doctor and The Dalek's....Harry Potter and Voldemort.  Why? Well I feel it stems from a long time ago. Lazy 13 year old Sierra sat on Myspace (helllllo flashback) and socialized almost twenty four seven...She rarely did homework. She rarely studied. Sierra needed some serious help. And her parents did try and reach out. "no going out till you clean the bomb that went off in your room". That got her to clean up a little and she did feel better when things weren't so hectic, but she never really learned how to get everything in her life in order. Sierra has always been a stuff everything anywhere you can manage to fit it kind of girl. This haunted her all through high school up until a week ago. Yes...a week ago. My poor husband has tried to  encourage me to get clean, neat and orderly probably since we first moved in together. My mother in law who can't breathe when the dishes aren't done has tried also. The first time should have been enough for me to whip myself into shape. And i'm having a hard time coming up with reasons why it's taken me so long. I know part of it is post partum depression, but I mean it's been 13 months since i've had a baby. I don't even know if that qualify's anymore. Point being, these are some things i'm trying out to help me not be a total wreck.

1. To Do Lists. Have you ever noticed how satisfying it is to cross something off a list? No? Well try it. It's fantastic. Almost like the satisfaction my husband gets from popping every bone in his body...maybe even more. I literally have a book that i've been filling with to do lists. Everything I can think of goes on the lists. Shower, Getting up before the baby, taking James to the park, Laundry which includes washing, folding, and putting away. Literally anything you can think of should go on the list. It's very strange how crossing one thing off the list can give you enough of a lift to help you tackle the chores you need to get done.

2. Goals. Set goals. but like actual ones you know you can do. Make them fun!. I'm making homemade ornaments and Christmas Cards. I've started a blog! Put those in the same notebook on the back of the page of your to do list. When your lists have been crossed off you can reward yourself by tackling the goals list.

3. Whistle While you work. We are currently getting ready for a move so nothing gets me motivated to get things nice and neat like blasting fun music that appropriate for myself and James. James enjoys it. I enjoy it. The house is at ease while I put my butt to work.

4. I'm seriously going to buy a label machine. Once we have a  bit more money....or use masking tape and a sharpie in any color. Label while you organize. It not only helps you remember where you are putting things but it will help your husband who comes home and is like...." thankful you did all of where the heck are my favorite headphones".

5. Invest in some giant Tupperware. I know. I know. You promised yourself you would never do this. It's scary going into Target all by yourself to buy these sort of things. You can't see over the basket because they are stacked so high and you think anyone who passes by you is wondering if you are about to pull a Walter White from Breaking Bad and use the giant tupperware to dispose of the person you just murdered.  Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee bro Just calm down, take a deep breath, and remember you are using them for the clothes that are out of season. Maybe get a Tall calming Tea from Starbucks you crazy lady.

Anyway. I'm sure I have more tips to learn....Share some in the comments if you'd like. Remember...No one can make you change. You have to do it yourself. Slap yourself outta your funk!

Sierra "Lucy" Champion

1 comment:

  1. Lol I used to carry one of those 40 gallon totes in the backseat of my car starting senior year of high school it had everything in it so I could go and do whatever I wanted. It was amazing