When I first start tinkering with this blog, it was all about cosmetics. Comparing this sub service to that sub service and looks that I liked best on me.
This has had a very interesting affect on my life perspective. It’s no longer about just cosmetics. I’ve casted that same critical eye to the world around me and how I can affect change. I don’t want to just make myself as beautiful as I can, I want my world to be as beautiful as it can. However, I didn’t want to sacrifice my evenings/weekends to purely cleaning house. Not only was it not enough time to get to everything, it was exhausting, and more often than not, it was sacrificed to spend time with my friends and/or my SO due to his demanding nursing work schedule.
So now the big question, given all these obstacles, how does one overcome? I started poking around the internet for some cleaning/organization tips and I stumbled across a website I had discovered many years ago and forgotten about: Flylady. It’s full of great tips and with her baby steps, it was pretty easy to get started. Now I will admit out loud, I didn’t follow the guideline. I read ahead, got a general idea of what she was trying to communicate and then came up with a plan that worked in my life/home.
I have the blessing of being able to work from home and the only children I have to cater to are those of the furry, four legged variety.
So with this information, I drew up a chore list for the week (Thursdays I am in the office so I take that day off from chores):
It’s still a work in progress but it seems to be working. I am not as stressed out with the state of my house, chores are getting done well before the evening so I can watch TV, read (Gasp!) or spend time with my SO. Win!
This has also bled over into other areas such as my back porch. Before it was just a place to throw things out of the way but I’ve started sprucing it up, playing with plants and in general just wanting to make sure every place in my home that I have to deal with is beautiful and clean.
All thanks to cosmetics.