It’s that time of year again – the ending of one year and beginning of a new one. This is when many of us look back on the year we just had and think about what could have been different or better, usually about ourselves. Or we think about what goals we would like to accomplish that we have not yet as another year comes to a close.
Raise your hand if you, like me, are a pro at procrastination. I’m not talking about the super-long-having-to-think-critically-and-spend-hours-at-something kind of tasks that get pushed off. I’m talking about the easy-doesn’t-take-more-than-a-few-minutes kind of tasks. This is the kind of procrastinating that can really hurt our productivity.
Some people think their house will always look messy because it is just too time consuming to clean. And when you have kids?…forget about it! I completely understand this and don’t disagree. But what I have come to realize is that not every time I clean does it need to be a deep, thorough, get-behind-every-nook-and-cranny kind of cleaning. I mean, who has time for that?!
We all know someone that uses lip balm not just once in a while, but often. I mean, like puts it on every hour or so. And if you don’t know someone that does, then you probably are that person. That was me. For as long as I could remember, I always had to be wearing lip balm or my lips burned, felt naked, and that they were drying out so quickly they just might fall off my face.
I don’t know about you, but cleaning is not on my list of fun things to do. That’s one of the reasons I try to get it done as soon as possible – so I can cross it off my to do list and be done with it. With that being said, I actually do know some people who love to clean. But for the rest of us, it can often be a struggle to even begin. But you know what – I don’t think cleaning has to be a bore or something we dread.
How many times have you laid your head down on your pillow at the end of the night and wondered where the day went? You had so much you wanted to accomplish but feel as though you didn’t cross nearly as much off your to do list as you had planned. You wanted to be more productive and get more done, but it just didn’t happen. Could it be that a lot got thrown at you throughout the day? Or that maybe your time-management skills just need some work?