Monday, November 27, 2006

A Brand New Week!

Don't you just love the ability to make a fresh start each week?
:-) I'm guessing this site will say I posted this on Sunday but it's actually Monday morning as I type. And yes, I know Monday isn't technically the first day of the week. :-) Sunday being the first day of the week is even better really as that's my rest/family day (no housework - yah!!!).

So, why am I so excited about a brand new week? Well, last week wasn't all that great. Nothing major, just lack of sleep, lack of motivation and the general "blahs". It's so great that I don't have to dwell on last week or what did or didn't happen. I can start the week afresh. I can even start each day afresh.

What I am pleased about though, is that despite having a low week last week, I still managed to get the basics done. I think it has a lot to do with my homemaking binder that I put together a couple of weeks ago. Possibly not the actual "binder/folder" itself but the fact that I have a little bit of a plan for the week.

My 2 favourite "tools" in this folder are my laundry schedule and my project list.

The laundry schedule is a plan for what type of loads I'll wash on what days. It means if I don't do any washing on a particular day, I know what's been missed. Then I just do a catch up load on another day. I like to wash 1 load each day (2 on Mondays as Sundays I don't usually wash). Most days I'm able to get a load washed, dried, folded, ironed and put away. It's not such a big job when you can break it down into "mini" steps.

The project list I do at the start of each month and is just a list of the things I'd like to achieve that month - things like decluttering certain cupboards. I also include "fun stuff" like cross stitch projects I'm working on and wrapping Christmas presents or whatever. :-) I can spend as little as 15 minutes a day on these projects and it's amazing what gets done in a month.

I think what I've done is decluttered a lot of stuff out of brain by putting it down on paper. I don't have to panic or feel overwhelmed each morning. I just work through my list and by the end of the week, things seem to be done. It's great.

So today, I'm celebrating the fact that it's the start of a brand new week. And Monday is my cleaning day. I used to hate cleaning but now I really look forward to it (I will admit I do some cleaning on Saturday so that it's not such a big job come Monday). It's so wonderful to start a brand new week with a nice clean house. :-)

Did you start the week with a smile on your face? What about today? It's not too late! Here's a smile for you :-). And here's one for you to start tomorrow with :-) Here's to making a fresh start! :-)

5 comments:

teachingmum1970 said...

I've started my week at work drowning in a sea of paper work - marking and reports. And at home I'm drowning under laundry and a range of Christmas/End of School Year arrangements. Trying to fight my way to the surface. Here and there.

lightening said...

It's a hard time of year for teachers isn't it? Just remember babysteps, do what you can do and smile - easier said than done some days I know. :-) Here's a (((HUG))) too because we can never have too many of those. :-)

emma said...

Hi Jodi,

Good on you! BTW, you can go to Settings and Formatting and change the time zone there. :)

Did you get the email I sent you?

Emma.

lightening said...

Emma,

Thanks for the info re changing the settings etc. I've gone and done that now so things should be a little bit more "accurate". :-)

Re the email - do you mean about your blog address? Yes, got it. Thank you. Have been and had a read too but not for a few days.

Kez said...

Thanks for making me smile :) Here's to a great week - even though it's Wednesday already!