If you procrastinate, you put off until later what you should probably do right now or you wait until the last-minute to start a project.
Stop me if this it you:
You know you have to make dinner every day. (I know right, why does my family feel like they need to eat every day.) But you do not even think about what’s for dinner until 7:00 pm.
You know your husband only has 7 pairs of underwear but you don’t do laundry until the 8th day. Can you say commando?
It’s December 24 and you have not started shopping? I personally love gifts from CVS.
The school bake sale is today. You have no plans or baked goods?
Your vehicle gas is on empty and the low fuel light came on yesterday morning. You know your drive is 42 miles from the school to work and home. So does the light mean you have 50 miles to go before you run out of gas?
You are possibly overwhelmed
Putting this off until the last-minute is stressful. Wondering if you will make it to the gas station or not with your kids in the car…yep, that is stressful.
Are you the type of person who thrives on adrenalin and intentionally puts off what they know needs to be done for the thrill? Probably not intentionally. More likely you are overwhelmed.
So do you procrastinate or are you overwhelmed?
You have too much to do and not enough time to get it done.
Try doing the following:
Delegate some of the responsibility. I know your kids may not load the dishwasher the way you would but it’s OK. The dishes will get clean. Also, so what if your husband does not fold the towels the way you would. They will still dry you off.
Make the most of your time. If you could get organized you will find you have more time.
Don’t assume. Have clear expectations and responsibilities. You may have heard the saying, if you assume you make an ass out of you and me.
Make time for you. Mom is a 24/7 job and you deserve a break even if it is only taking a shower without interruptions.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Set up a support system
It’s OK to say NO. You don’t have to do it all.
This is a phase. It’s OK and you will get through it. Your kids will get older.
Each Mom has their favorite phase of Motherhood and that is OK too.
Take Joy in the moments. The moments your little one hugs your neck and gives you messy kisses. Each moment is an opportunity to make a memory.
Mom’s now it’s your turn share or vent about your personal experiences.
Un-subscribe to emails that you don’t read. Boom! OK so this time of the year you are bombarded with emails! Sale for golf balls, sale for snow skies, Sale for sweaters, Sale for boots, Pet food on sale… Book your spring trip to the beach, buy your swimsuit now. (Right, most of us are getting into our fat pants this weekend in the USA) we survived Black Friday, cyber Monday, Internet sale. Free shipping……….save $$$$!!
ARGH!! How about Comcast, DIRECTV, Cox communication, or Shaw… watch this movie. New episode of the next housewife… The voice, dancing with the stars…
Are you feeling like the Walking Dead?? You know you will not be watching movies this week. So un-subscribe to your cable providers emails for now. You can always re-subscribe next year when you have time.
Dare I say it….if you don’t read some of the blogs you are following. You can un-subscribe as well. But of course not mine because I will save you time and hopefully money!!! Just kidding. Seriously I know your time is valuable. Use it wisely. If you are overwhelmed ~ cut out the crap.
You are welcome! What do you wish you had more time for?
Is this the year you resolve to be organized? Are you going to control your clutter? You came to the right place. Pull up a chair, pour a cup of coffee or a tea and lets talk about what needs to happen next.
I was ask why I named my blog Bee Organized With Pamela and not by Pamela. The reason is that you have to do the work. I can go in to any house and organize it, but that most likely will not work for you. You see your lifestyle is different from mine. You might be right-handed or tall and I am left-handed and short. So you naturally have different needs than I do.
You might be someone who home schools your 9 children or runs a business out of your home. What ever your needs are most likely different from the next person reading this. Let’s think about your specific needs.
How about your family? How many of you are there? Who all lives in your house? Do they share rooms or bathrooms? What is your schedule? Do you want more family time? Where does your clutter start? What areas are the most clutter proned in your home?
Before you can be organized you have to think about what you need. Discuss wants and needs with other people so you are not banging your head against a wall. If you are the only one with a plan that may not work. You need to find a plan that works for all people in the household. Also, discuss your expectations. Take a look back at some of my prior posts to help you make a plan.
If this is your year I can help. Over the next few weeks we will revisit some old ideas and introduce some new thoughts. Remember your clutter most likely did not appear overnight and so if it takes some time to control it and get organized don’t get discouraged. You can be organized and control your clutter one step at a time.