In your home and homeschool
Happy Anti-procrastination Day! This is the day of the week that you pick something to do that you have been putting off. Many of you are masters at putting things off. Somehow, you start to think that things will go away if you ignore them and put them off long enough. This might be true of some things, but for most things, you just need to do it. (I almost said, “Suck it up, Buttercup.” LOL)
Why do we procrastinate? One big reason we procrastinate is perfectionism. We tell ourselves that we do not have time to do it. You might not have time to do it all at once, but you can get started on it.
Think for a minute about that one thing you have been putting off. What is it?
Another argument you come up with for procrastination is that you are too busy. A way to deal with this thought is to schedule 15 minutes in your afternoon routine to deal with things. I know many of you are balancing busy schedules, so am I.
Each night I take a look at my calendar for the next day, and I look at my master To Do List. I write down 3 things I want to do the next day. Some days that might be a portion of a bigger project.
I have learned a lot about being patient with the time it takes me to do a bigger project. I have worked on my master bedroom for the better part of a month as I painted it. Each day, I do something small to put it back together. I am discerning about what I put back and where I put it. I have a giveaway box for things I do not want to put back in my room.
Some of you put off parts of your basic routines, zone missions, or home blessings. In talking to many of you, I can list the ten things you put off the most in caring for your home.
The Top Ten Things You Procrastinate:
- Swish and Swipe
- Laying Out Your Clothes for the Next Day
- Cleaning Out the Fridge
- Sweeping and/or Mopping
- Decluttering Paper
- Paying Bills
- Going to Bed at a Decent Hour
- Getting Dressed to the Lace Up Shoes Each Morning (See #2)
This is in no way an exhaustive list. These are just the ones that I have learned in mentoring ladies the last two years that they need to work on regularly.
Tell me what you are procrastinating. Am I on target with my list?
Your Zone Mission today is to clean out the fridge one shelf at a time.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe your windows and mirrors.
My menu plan for Wednesday is spaghetti and a salad.
Have a great day!
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