Well, the week from hell is over. How did I do?
Not as well as I would have liked, but I did OK. In the end I worked about 50 hours. The weather was depressing for the most part, a friend died, and this was the week the cats and the dog decided to start shedding. And my daughter had an attitude. (don’t think your mood doesn’t reflect around you!)
The dusting and vacuuming are not done. Not terrible. The floors were the biggest casualty. They are terrible!
I didn’t get as much done on the new site as I would have liked. I’m learning new software, and I’ve run into an obstacle that I haven’t figured out yet. Frustrating, but not devasting. (OK fine, I was reduced to tears last night..)
This dog is a pain in my butt…
But where I’m the most disappointed in myself was diet. And it all came down to poor planning. It wasn’t as if I didn’t have the food in the house – I forgot to take something out of the freezer before I left, and the rest was downhill. Ate a lot of chinese food. At least there’s a little bit of vegetable – but not enough.
The saving grace was that I knew it was only temporary and I could get back on schedule in a few days. So I didn’t try to kill myself trying to be perfect. If this chaos was going to be permanent, I would have tweeked my routines to do a better job, but I knew I didn’t have to.
What got me through was mini goals. I would tackle things in 5 or 10 minute chunks. I mean, what’s it take to do laundry? You sort it and throw it in. You come back and hang stuff and throw the rest in the dryer. The worst part is putting it away, isn’t it? If you soak the dishes, washing them only takes a few minutes.
“Yeah Carole, and if you take something out of the freezer – dinner only takes a few minutes!” Yeah, yeah, I know….
Maybe I didn’t come out with the superwoman badge, but I did come out sane. Sometimes that’s the best we can do, isn’t it?
If your life feels like total chaos – remember these points –
Planning will get you through the chaos.
Don’t expect perfection
Little things do mean a lot. Tackle things in little chunks of time and set mini goals that you know you can accomplish.
You can do more than you think you can!
Watch the new site develop >>> (see Elise, I remembered to link it this time!)