My Right Brain- A Radical Departure!
So last week, I shared my new "To Do- Ta Da!" Open Project Board....This is where I'm keeping track of all my Craft Fair Goodies.
I am happy to Report that Progress has been made!! I added a little more "Halloween-y" Color and Let me tell you! You thought checking things off a List feels good....Baby- you gotta try Moving these papers from one side to the Other...and then Stabbing a Thumb Tack right through it's paper heart!!!!!
But I digress....:)
So what has been the difference this week? Why am I finally getting things done?
Remember Last week's ADD list of "To Do's and Goals"?
I had WAY too much on there. Why do we do this to ourselves? Instead of a practical list of things that could reasonably be completed in 24 hours, we end up writing this Enormous Fantasy List of Everything we have ever Dreamed of getting done.
Then- no Matter how many things we do- we are still 'Failures' because we didn't check Everything off. Anyone pickin' up what I'm laying down here?
Anyway, I ended up Really Stressing myself out. AND- I literally got Nothing on the Art 'To do' list done because I put so much time on the "House Work", "School Work" "Yard Work" lists I ended up working til 9pm and never getting to what I really wanted to do. Sound Familiar?:)
By the Weekend I was completely Frazzled and had to Apply Multiple "Emergency Dog Walks" and forced Cat Naps....I even sat in a tree for an hour...which always does the trick.
After Much "Tree Prayer"...this is the New To Do List I came up with
One thing at a time? What Madness is this?
So I decided to Try something New...
This Monday- I put my Creative Stuff First. Shocking- I know! Trust me- I was pretty suprised myself!
But Instead of Working Furiously all day Hoping I would have time left over to do Art...I tried doing Art First....I was terrified!
Monday is my Cleaning day. I knew for Absolutely sure that If I didn't Start off with cleaning- I would be on "Hoarders: Buried Alive" by 5 pm that night.
It's the only Logical Conclusion...
Could I risk it?
I also took the advice of my Amazing Hubby, whose been telling me for years to 'Choose 2 things'. He's one of the Most Organized and Productive People I know, but we are Very Different Folks. First, I'm a Chick...designed by God to Multi Task...and then there's the Raging ADD....but I pressed on...
I chose 2 things:
1) Finish Owls
2) Blog about the Owls
Both of these were Achievable Goals- as the Owls were almost done.
Now- the REST of my To Do List: The House Cleaning, Laundry, Mopping, Dusting, Dinner Planning, Home School Overseeing, Goat Emergencies...all were calling to me. I had to FIGHT to stay on task.
But Lo and Behold! At the End of the Day.....
Five new Baby Owls! And you can check them all out because I actually Photo'd, edited and Blogged about it! Boo-yah!
And to my Amazement...the House even got Cleaned! Not Perfectly mind you...and not as Clean as I usually like to have it. But I live by these Words of Wisdom spoken by my "Oracle of Orginization"...The Fly Lady.
"Housework Done Imperfectly still Blesses your Family"
I love this Woman!
The fact that I Mopped on Tuesday instead of Monday did not cause the Planets to Fall out of Orbit...
And at the end of the day I had that "I created something totally Unique" feeling... I had a passably clean Home...and my Children were fed and did in fact have Clean Underwear.
The Moral of the Story? Prioritize what you Love.
Can I do it two days in a row?
Tune in and find out:)
Love to all!