Thoughtful Thursday: A Hard Lesson To Learn

1 Mar

If you’ve been reading the last few Thursday posts – you know that I’m trying to enhance my life, work efficiently, and grow as a business and a person. This week has really given me a hard lesson to learn!!

After following my seven steps and working hard to be productive (which I have) I have also come to my realization of what exactly is holding me back. It’s not motivation, it’s not family or friends, it’s not even really me. It’s my space. Trying to get work done in an area that isn’t exactly defined as your own is a hard thing to accomplish. Since I live in a small (but perfect size for our family) apartment it has come to my realization that there is not one spot in the house that you can’t look around and see all the chores or things that are left undone. Even without a list of things to torment me – all I have to do is open my eyes and turn around!!

My parents went out-of-town and I invaded their space. I took all the things I need/want to work on and nothing more. I am surrounded by clean open space with lots of room and table space. It’s a crafter’s dream getaway!

I can wake up, get ready, get my chores done, and escape to my area to get things done! Emma can even come up and go hog-wild and it doesn’t change a thing. You can see that all the mess – is just my work stuff. Even with that pile of paperwork I still have room to sew! I mean how hard is it to pile a couple of books and paper together to make more room instead of looking at the dirty dishes, laundry, toys on the floor, other not as important paperwork in piles, and things you can’t move out of they way because you have no where else to put them!!

The hard part is that I don’t get to keep it. As soon as they are done with their trip I will be back into my old routine of things. The other hard part is knowing that we will be moving soon and I’ll have a chance to get my own space in my own house like this – but we aren’t exactly sure when that will be right now. We know it’s soon!! But there’s not an actual date set yet.

So if you are like me and easily distracted and weighed down by all the things you haven’t done. Get away from them! Pack up your things or find a room in your house that you can create your own getaway. I can’t tell you how clear my head has been while I’ve been working and how much progress I’ve made. Here’s just a few things:

Taxes -Done

Blog Posts – Prepped & Ready to Go

Etsy Teams – Questions Answered

Ideas In Progress

Blog Updated

Topic Discussions Prepped

Meet Ups Organized

Business Blog – Contacts Made

Reviews Prepped & Ready for Approval

Pictures In Process

 

My Store – New Listings Prepared & Ready To Go Live

Inventory Accounted For

Pictures In Process

Orders Completed and Sent

 

I am so happy with how much I’ve already accomplished that my to do’s are dwindling and I’ve been adding some fun new things to them that I’ve been dying to try! Welcome to the world of success – A place away from all the things that bring you down!

 

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and tell me what helps you get things accomplished!

 

Love Always,

J

 

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4 Responses to “Thoughtful Thursday: A Hard Lesson To Learn”

  1. pinkfluffyworld March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    That sounds just like me!, although I do have a space – it’s a bit small and cluttered with other peoples things. I just need a good sort out (and chuck out!). x

  2. Candy S March 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I believe that I commented before, so this may be redundant, but I would suggest that you start small. You can’t eat the elephant! 😦 Looking at ALL the stuff you have to do, must be overwhelming. Take a small area and almost treat like you are getting ready to move. Start to purge, sort and organize, a little at a time, as if you were ready to start packing. You are just getting a headstart!

    • underestimatedmom March 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

      Thank you for your wonderful comments! It is great to start small and I really tend to forget it. I used your advice for the next few things that I’ll be posting! Hope you get to see how much progress you helped me with 😉

      • Candy S March 5, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

        Excellent! I am glad that I could help. I will be looking forward to seeing your progress! 🙂

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