For the past week I have been tripping over a sleeping mat on Mouse’s bedroom floor. It would probably take less than three minutes to put it away, but I never seem to have three minutes when I’m in her room!
The boys took their reading corner apart and used the pillows for something else and now I have to wade through pillows on my way to Jack’s crib. Why haven’t I told them to put the reading corner back together and then followed up to see that they had?
Every time I walk into my room I think ” I should take a couple of minutes and tidy”. Been thinking that for two weeks now…
What’s going on?
I’ve had some busy weeks lately but mostly I’ve gotten into “insurmountable tasks” mindset again.
Rationally I know that these things will make me feel calmer and less chaotic if I do them. And they will only take a few minutes, but they look so large I can’t bear to start.
I need to employ the one trick that works: the timer on my phone.
Time to set it and work at these huge tasks for 20 minutes. Amazing how “It will take me hours to clean the bedrooms” becomes obviously untrue when the timer is quietly counting down and I refuse to become distracted.
In fact a good bit of the time 20 minutes is more time than I need to deal with the major issue that’s been looming. I know this. I’ve seen the evidence countless times. But I can’t remember it.
And because I can’t remember it there are:
Are you getting the idea? Nothing hard- most of it actually routine, but when a busy couple of weeks throws off my routine it’s all impossibly, insurmountable tasks.
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