Note for Self – Totally Cliché
Reminders, check! Alarms check! Note for self, check!!! You gotta be kidding me with all the stuff to remember. Appointments, parties, work, make dinner, the list goes on and on. OK, so it doesn’t help if you are like me and haven’t been an organized person, ever. I couldn’t even imagine having kids thrown into the mix!
So, I’m just saying, how do we keep it all straight? Please see my dilemma below…
The Home, the Ultimate Clutter Keeper
Ok, I am not the tidiest of people, not at all. I am sharing my deepest darkest secrets here, so please don’t judge. I was a very spoiled child, I hardly ever cleaned. Homework, school and my social life were at the top of my responsibility list. It’s silly, right? I wasn’t the most popular, the homecoming queen, or the valedictorian of the class. I was just plain old me and nothing special.
So, if you had a chance to read my ‘About Me’ page, you know about my “incident” a few years ago and what I can safely say today is I was bonkers. My house was a wreck; it seemed like a hoarder’s house (or getting there) and totally unhealthy. Only recently have we really done a lot of cleaning and the energy is already better in here.
No more excuses and complaining about the home, I promise. I met with my cousin recently and during dinner she mentioned trouble with keeping the house clean. She had put together a cleaning board with a list of chores that have to be done weekly. Ingenious! Especially for someone whose cleaning talents have not yet matured and the memory is terrible. Seems simple, but it worked!
Kith and Kin
When it comes to family, I am in love. If anyone in my family were to call me, I would be there. No matter the circumstance, I won’t think. I respond quickly and emotionally without any thought on how it will affect the other person. Do I have a problem with boundaries or a constant need to be involved in drama? I think we’ll leave that to the professionals for now.
I also have a problem with keeping track of important dates. Seems simple enough to keep a calendar, write all special dates on there and have one place to keep track of everything. For some reason though, my brain goes so fast that I can’t keep up with it. I’ll start this calendar for birthdays and I’ll have this calendar for Facebook and family events. This one will be for work events. Then I confuse which one is what. I am not this popular! I don’t have that much going on to warrant this.
So, we are working on this. I have a day planner that I have birthdays and major holidays in. I also have reminders for special events, days off from work and others 2-3 days ahead. Double and triple checking isn’t a bad thing, is it?
Health & Wellness
Alright, I had a nervous breakdown. I am currently under a Psychiatrist and Psychologist’s care, those trained professionals I spoke of. They have been a great support and I am amazingly blessed to have met them. I have recently chosen a new primary care physician, a resident who I will have the pleasure of visiting for the next 2 years. So far, everything looks good, bad cholesterol is a little high but no medication is needed. Vitamin D is a little low, so I will be adding that to my diet too.
Focusing on Health and Wellness, the plan is to start using my Fitbit for what it is made for. I have been successful for the past week, so let’s just keep it going. It’s a great little tool to keep you motivated too! You can log your calorie and water intake, womanly schedule and fitness. I plan to use it to my fullest advantage!
I have to say, the last couple of years have been a struggle. SMART goals are a new thing for me, but rereading this story, I’ve got a lot going on! I hope, no, I know I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew. This is a life changing adventure and I am so glad I can share it with you. Please leave me messages, questions and advice below. I’ll take all the help I can get! Take care!