If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that I praise the “tiny steps, habits, actions” way of accomplishing goals and tasks.
So what is the problem? When you think that something is so tiny, you sometimes stop doing it. I haven’t felt well this week (school crud that everyone has), so I haven’t attended to all the little steps that I talk about. And here is what happened.
My sink is full of dishes.
The laundry is washed and dried but just sitting on top of the dryer.
I found a chair to put clothes on that need to be hung up and now they have filled the chair.
The dining table is covered in stuff.
The coffee table is covered in stuff.
My bathroom has stuff all over the counter.
My suitcase from the weekend is still packed.
I have shoes in every room that need to be returned to the closet.
So I started working on the house this morning when I woke up and in 30 minutes, I am still no where near done with picking up all of these areas. The sink is full of even more dishes because I made beef stew. The laundry is now on our bed but there is more that is washing as I type. The clothes still need to be hung. The dining table is halfway cleared. The coffee table is cleared and the shoes are returned to the closet. The suitcase is unpacked.
It feels overwhelming. It makes me grumpy. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I CAME UP WITH MY SYSTEM IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!! Instead of resting today, I feel as though I have a lot to do to get the house ready for the week. This week I will put the tiny little systems back into place and get things back on track.
To my 90 followers-THANK YOU! What tiny little actions do you focus on to keep your life together?
My book is still being edited (it is taking longer than I thought) but I will put the link here as soon as I have it!