What did this past week make you say>? Did you have some specific goals in mind when the week began? Did you have a list of things to do? If so, was it written or mental? Was it long or short? Mine was a mental list and it was lengthy. I knew at the beginning of the week there was no way to complete every single item on the list. You see, the more I think about what should get done, the more undone things I notice!
But this week had a different feel. Rather than freeze like a deer in the headlights, I made a plan. I planned to catch up some of my paperwork and catch up on getting some of my piles of paperwork put away in the appropriate places. I knew if I could at least do that, I would feel competent. That was important this week.
I worked on it a bit each day. Now most of it is caught up. It makes me wonder, of course, what the heck all that procrastination was about! I mean it wasn’t that difficult, or even all that time consuming. The next step is to gather the various files of photographs and memorabilia that are in different places, and put them all in one place. When that is done, I can then put them in albums, files, frames, scrapbooks, or whatever. I learned that by locating these things all in one place will make it FAR more likely for me to catch up. You see, when they are all in one place, I can then decide how to manage it!
I realize this isn’t a stroke of brilliance on my part. It really is as simple as putting ALL the pencils in one section of one drawer, rather than having some in every room of the house. The same can be said of warranties, photos, etc. It is hard to be fully organized and have everything caught up when you have NO IDEA about the size of the task!
So this week, I actually managed things. Yes, I tutored. Yes, I did the usual home related stuff (meal prep, laundry, cleaning, grocery store, etc.). But I am especially glad that I took charge of some of the “STUFF”.
Why am I going on and on about that? I have no idea! BUT—I sense that someone else may need to know that it can be done.
This isn’t an earth shattering post, nor even all that inspirational. However, the direction I went this week, and the tasks I accomplished, are what make me say Ahhhh this evening. After so many weeks of feeling overwhelmed, and wanting to say Arghhh, it is a welcome change.
I wish you a peaceful heart this evening. God bless your weekend.