Just Do It Already!

I obsess over paper clutter, time management, overall home organization, weight loss, goal setting, and hoarder style junk that has no purpose. I constantly read blogs, articles, and books on how to manage all of the above. So it’s not about lack of knowledge. It’s simply about lack of doing. 


I drive Hubby crazy when I begin one project or task and move on to another before completing the first one. I get easily distracted and my brain is always on overload. I tend to think that by multi-tasking, I am actually accomplishing more. However, I’m essentially not completing two or three tasks instead of not completing one. I am a visual person. I will forget all about something if it is not where I can see it. Unless it’s money! I never forget about that.


It takes 14 days to form a new habit. I have been making an effort to turn things that I struggle with into habits. To do lists are minimized, stress is minimized, and I have more down time for recreation. It’s a mindset. These are a few of my new habits…


1. Weekly exercise has become a new habit of mine just by running 3-4 days a week in my neighborhood. Around the block once. Same path, same distance. Pandora is my friend. Listening to my favorite channels is a big motivator. Also using the GPS app MapMyWalk to track my pace. Visual!


2. I have never been a fan of flossing my teeth. Especially when I had braces last year. Pain in the butt! Good dental hygiene is so important and I want to set a healthy example for The Deuce. Now it’s a daily ritual while I run water for my nighttime bath. Swish a little hydrogen peroxide and Listerine in your mouth afterwards to kill bacteria and have fresh breath. 


3. Folding laundry is the chore I detested the most growing up and it still gives me hives. But I have learned to deal with it. I love, love, love watching television at night with Hubby. So if there is a basket of clean clothes (and there always is), I bring it into the living room and fold it all. Hardly aware that I’m doing a chore. Another tip is grabbing a bunch of hangers to hang most of the clothes on. Less to fold! I place them over the back of the couch until a commercial comes on, then I grab them and head for the closet.


4. Compiling random thoughts for future blog posts. I save ideas as drafts so I can complete them later when I have fully fleshed them out. Gives me something to post at anytime and great for writer’s block.


5. I am a big believer in The Secret…The Law Of Attraction. It’s a mindset. It makes me happier, healthier, and wiser. 

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  1. Sounds like you are well on your way. Way to go! And thanks for the kick in the butt. I could do one block a day.Stopping by from SITS. Best wishes as you try to make positive changes in your life.

  2. You are like my secret twin! The things that totally trip me up are flossing and clothes folding. I, too, will read and compile info and even organize things so I'm all ready to do whatever it is…then fizzle. I need to make an effort to start some new (good) habits!