My typical MO. I get up, get my daughter off to school and then try to figure out the best way to put out the fires around me. Today it’s the piles of unfolded laundry that are taunting me from across the room. They are alluding that I am a failure as Susie Homemaker and that if they were in someone else’s home they would be neatly folded and stacked away. They pow wow with the stacks of paper on my kitchen island about this lost cause of a woman sitting at a cluttered desk.
This kind of thinking is totally counterproductive. I know that down to my toenails. I’m having the chicken or the egg conversation with myself. Running my own business has a never-ending set of demands. On top of that I am training to jog my first 5K race, which is in exactly 12 days! Right after a trip to NY to attend a friend’s wedding. Most days I get caught in the cycle of addressing what has the worst financial implications or will cause me the greatest discomfort if not addressed.
The flip side of that is reviewing my vision statement and executing the individual tasks that will lead to success. For me it looks like pushing through fear and making the cold calls, asking for feedback from mentors, asking for money! It’s standing for my vision and committing to take the steps to make it happen. That is what I am doing this morning. I am ignoring the lure of my judgmental laundry. I’ll get to it, once I handle the things that can bring me closer to my vision. So what if having a clean house is part of your vision? Ah…that’s the trick, isn’t it. That is a huge part of my vision. Today I have to be the Queen of Time Management. I will be laser focused. I will stay off social media sites (for a while) and I will push to get my tasks completed. Then this evening I will find a delightful movie and have a date with my neglected laundry.
Some things aren’t going to get done today. My place wasn’t a mess when I moved in. It took me four years to get this nice marinade of mail, kiddie projects, lone socks and half completed inspirations just right. It will take commitment, time management and a system I can manage (channeling Julie Morgenstern) to clean up and keep it that way. What can I say? I’m a work in progress.