Martin Luther King had a dream... but I have a plan!!!
It all began with my friend Emily. She and I are IM Queens, everyday, all day. NO, not every minute...but plenty of them! Anyhoo, just for this week, this friend-of-mine decided to do 15-minute segments of chores. To do this, she wrote down all her chores and general to-do items on slips of paper, folded them up, and tossed them happily into a bowl. Then, twice and hour, in her hand would reach, dipping into the bowl for one of those folded-up surprises.
Well, here am I, getting nothing done all day. When my to-do list grows longer than my brain stem, then I just completely shut down. Thus, Emily's plan sparked something in me... a plan to end all plans (I would love if that hope turns into reality...I am clicking my heels three times, while chanting, I think I can, I think I can).
Anyhoo, here's the simple plan. When ideas, chores, to-do, honey-dos, don't-wanna-dos come to mind, I am gonna take them off my mind and slip them onto a freshly scissored piece of paper. Then, I will neatly fold it, or quickly crumple it into a ball (depending on the chore), and once or twice an hour, I will choose one and do it.
This is a momentous moment, so... take a deep breath...
And now... clap!!!! (Oh, and exhale!)
I figure that for 15 minutes, I can endure even the worst of chores.
My hope is that this will get rid of that ever-residing pressure I put on myself to get stuff done "RIGHT NOW!" It never happens, because there's always more to do than there are minutes in the day. Senselessssssssssss! (I purposely added all those sssss' because it's so like the slithering enemy of our souls to keep me so dog-gone nuts.)
Something I did think of as I tossed in all my pink slips for the day, was that you do not want too many things in there. So, you might want to have a present-day bowl, things in which are must-dos. Then another for the funner things of life (sewing,reading, art, photography lessons) or long-term chores. I have two closets that must get cleaned this month, before school starts back up. We can't even walk in the darn things. So, that might be included in my daily bowl, till all the 15 min segments reward me with an orderly, functional closet. And then, that pink slip will go in the trash. Get it?
Anyhoo, if you are a procrastinator/ADD/ADHD like me, then this plan might work for us...we can sure dream it will!