Okay, so I started out today with a plan of attack! I had places I needed to go and was hoping to get rid of a lot of the purging that I’ve been doing in order to make my life less stressful. Who know it would be hard to get rid of perfectly good things!? For someone like me who loves to make other people’s unwanted items my own, I was shocked at how many places just didn’t want items! So I came home with about half the carload I took out this morning waiting for my next opportunity to pass them on.
I will say I was a little more than frustrated at a certain place for telling me to come at a specific time, and then in return saying it was a bad time that I should come later. It’s not that easy when you have a two-year old on a time schedule and it’s an hour drive just to get to the store! But enough negativity right? I tried to stay positive and breath.
After coming home I decided to take my mind off of it by distracting myself with mindless things like BINGO. As sad as it is to say, it’s one of the few games that I could sit in front of for hours and not know what happened with my time. Which on a day like this, is fantastic! Then after I had my fill I sat back and realized it’s not that big of a deal. It wasn’t meant to happen today and I might not have a clue why right now but eventually I’ll figure out why today went so horribly wrong. I like to think everything happens for a reason, so who knows, maybe I’ll be surprised with a great opportunity later on that I can’t pass up!
And now that I’ve wasted an hour on BINGO I can think clearly and concentrate on what else I want to do today!
For those of you wonder how the listless week (that turned into month) has been going – it’s going GREAT! I’ve been doing dishes almost on a daily basis, I got rid of my recycling bin so now I take it out daily, I’ve done a load of laundry a day – which I need to go do one now 😉 haha, and I’ve been randomly picking up things, reorganizing, purging, as I go! Instead of making a list of things I want to get done that is just overwhelming I’ve been able to get more done than I have in three months!
I’m not sure if it’s because I’m not stressing over the list or if it’s because I have so much more time since I’m not wasting it on making the list, crossing off the list, checking the listing, adding to the list! Instead I’m just doing things as they come.
One thing that piles up quickly in this house is paper. Whether its mail, coupons, notes, lists, recipes, or just plain trash. It likes to find itself in a few places in my house and it adds up so quickly! The past couple of days whenever I got a piece of paper I’d decide if it was trash or not, throw it away or decide where it belonged. Put it away and tada! No pile. It’s amazing what a little task each day can do to an overwhelmed person!
I’ve been on the look-out to see if there’s anything else I can do each day to help keep me choreless, listless, and worry free! I’ll keep you updated if I figure out any new ones 😉