Wednesday, 1 May 2013
SPARKLY HAPPINESS PROJECT DAY ONE!!!!
So…here we are. DAY ONE of THE SPARKLY HAPPINESS PROJECT.
(are any of you joining me??? C’mon you know you want to!)
In preparation for today I have done a little soul scratching and self-analysis. I have shortened the lists of things that are driving me crazy about life, myself & the universe, and the list of things that make me happy. And I have a game plan for the next four months.
We’ll have to have a suck it and see approach, I guess. None of this is guaranteed to soak up this festering pit of gloom in my stomach, but as stated in last blog…I AM A PROACTIVE person, so here’s to a gallon of proactive with my slice of cake.
Things that bring the SMILE factor back:
1. Being organised. This is a sore point for me as I’m into the red zone when it comes to Adult ADHD, and am about as organised as a troupe of drunken monkeys on a day trip to a disco. Hence constant frustration with myself.
2. Having fun time with my kids & husband & friends.
3. Attending church & serving other people.
4. Being a creative person.
5. Eating healthy & sleeping enough. Exercising when possible (grr…MS!)
I know that seems a short list, but that is what all the nonsense, noise and bother boils down to in its simplest forms. Everything great usually falls into one or more categories of the above points.
1. Disorganisation, clutter, procrastination.
2. Kids & adults constantly picking at each other, grumbling over nothing.
3. Overtiredness and or poor health.
4. Aggravation with other people’s poor (IMO) choices.
5. Wasting time.
Again, it all boils down to those things in simplest form.
Some of those things I realise I have no control over…which is an issue that I will be working on.
A few things I have done or am started just in the last week:
1. Put a sock bag on the door knob in the upstairs hall. We never have enough clean MATED socks. It’s that bad that I have an odd sock basket which I’ve nicknamed the Pit of Eternal Despair. It’s full to the top and seething with snakeloads of unmatched socks. Now all dirty socks (& undies) go straight into this new bag and I don’t have to chase them as much. It’s only been about a week, but so far, successful. Small thing, I know, but small things often fix big stressors.
2. Made a list of all unfinished jobs in the house that are making me crazy, and figured out which ones I can do without help from taller or stronger people. I will systematically whittle at this list over the summer. Starting with stripping the turf on the only remaining patch of grass in the back yard, so that my son can wheel barrow bucket loads of decorative Yorkshire stones to cover it and we can put pots and a bench on it! No more mowing.
3. Organised some service opportunities to get me out of the ME ME ME rut I’ve been in.
4. Booked the dog groomer for our furball of a Border Collie. (less hair =less housework!)
So, there we have it. Day One. Only 122 days to go!!
Can I go back to bed yet?