Is your life dreary and not much fun?
Is your creative spirit down in the dumps?
Take a look around. I mean a real look around. Do you have mountains of laundry? Do you have dirty dishes in your sink? Is your desk piled so high you can’t see the surface?
I feel your pain. I really really do. When I started on this path of finding what I really wanted in my life I started where I always start. I read books. Lots and lots of books. I also read blogs, listened to podcasts and attended webinars. It’s funny when you listen, watch and read so many people talk about what you need to do to be successful. All of these people are saying the same things in a different way. And not one of them addressed where I thought I needed to start.
My first thought was, “Okay since I’m going to be doing extra work I better get my house in shape and on a good schedule.”
Everything I read said forget about everything else and do what you need to do. Write those blog posts. Write that book. Create that content. Get it done!
So I tried that. I didn’t worry about whether or not the dishes were done. I didn’t worry about what we would be cooking for dinner. I didn’t worry about sweeping the kitchen floor. And I must say I did get a lot of work done, but my environment definitely suffered.
I’ve decided I need to go to the opposite extreme. I need to have my household under a tight schedule so that everything will get done. So that it will run mostly smoothly and I can have time to get my projects done too.
Back to books I went. This time reading about housekeeping and housekeeping schedules. And do you know what I found out as I was reading? That’s exactly what those ladies were doing also. The lady of the house made time for her hobbies. She scheduled them. She didn’t try to squeeze them in here and there. She also made a space to work with all the best tools she could afford on hand. “Wow,” I thought. “That’s exactly what I want.”
So that is the goal I’m working on right now. Trying to figure out the best system to get it all done. To keep my house clean, my family fed and clothed and make progress on my projects.
Our environment plays a key role in how we think, feel and act. Everyone has a different level of what is acceptable in their life. You have to find yours. If you looked around and found what you saw unacceptable. Then do something about it. Start with something small. But start somewhere. Your life is what you make it. That includes your house too!
My current destination is a house on a schedule. A home that welcomes me with calm and orderly sweet smelling goodness. A home that allows me to have more fun and be more creative. A home that enables me to be my best creative self.
Where are you on your roadmap? What’s your current destination?
Tell me in the comments below.