Boosting Energy--hard to do when you are in the throws of depression while balancing life moving forward with or without you. Step one...sleep. I do have to say that I have made a more conscious effort to go to bed by 11 p.m. this week and it has made the mornings so much easier.
I also spent New Years morning cleaning out my closet and organizing my outfit choices into sets for each day (I did stop just short of labeling them with the day and color-coding the hangers with multi-colored dots matched up with undergarments and such--give an OCD-er some credit! That doesn't mean that I didn't contemplate it). This little feat of organization has granted me an extra 20 minutes each morning of not having to decide what to wear...so I use that 20 minutes to blow dry my hair and slap a little make up on (FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT, BABY!). I also use the time to fix myself breakfast at home instead of driving through or skipping all together.
On the organizing front, I used the PILES Method: Put Away, Throw Away, Give Away, Mama-You're-Gonna-Love-This! Once it was all separated. I organized the Put Away as stated above, put all my shoes in clear plastic containers on shelves, and used the Pinterest idea to hang hand bags on those crappy store hangers. Throw away was easy...one garbage bag in the dumpster. Give away took a little more effort on my part, I lugged three bags of donations down to my car, which inspired Hubby Dearest to grab several more from the attic and throw them in the mix saying, "Since you are going..." My Mama pile is ready for her visit this weekend. Ding!
Coming up next week--to-dos-done (including "engineering easy success"), act the way I want to feel (fake-it-till-u-make-it), and organizing another room or two in the house (I am kinda itching to attack Darling Daughter's "office"). I learned a new word on that front--Sisyphean, a task such that it can never be completed.
Thank you for continuing to support this little bit of crazy each day! Visit my blog each Thursday to see how My Happiness Project is going! Here's the plan by month so far:
- January--BOOST ENERGY
- February--REMEMBER LOVE MARRIAGE
- March--AIM HIGHER WORK
- April--LIGHTEN UP PARENTHOOD
- May--BE SERIOUS ABOUT PLAY
- June--MAKE TIME FOR FRIENDS
- July--BUY SOME HAPPINESS
- August--CONTEMPLATE THE HEAVENS
- September--PURSUE A PASSION
- October--PAY ATTENTION
- November--KEEP A CONTENTED HEART
- December--BOOT CAMP PERFECT HAPPINESS