I’ve tried it, kinda do it. Need to focus on one goal only so putting this on hold until I get my ONE GOAL: house=back to ready. simple: spend 15 minutes each afternoon tidying up the house. that’s it. for a month. nothing else.
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I just don’t understand how people do this. I try different things, but I alwasy have to try a new system, a better way, a differnt noteook ,etc.
my mind is racing with thoughts about work, in the middle of the night. I feel like my work is taking over my whole life.
I am going to do as much as a can flylady-style in terms of routines and habits. The more I can start to do automatically, the more brain power I’ll have freed up.
wash dishes after eating.
clean bathroom in am.
fold and put laundry away right away.
grade papers and enter as I go.
stop and take quick notes after class, file away.
THIS is what I suffer from and causes me stress. Worries of the mind, many of which would not be real if it weren’t for me focusing on them and not doing other things I need to do. Result: messy house, lack of taking care of myself, health problems, lost items, embarassement at how I and my house look.
I have a very bad relationship with my own Personal Bank Account. I don’t trust myself to do what I say when I say i’ll do it. I’m a liar and I need to work extra hard to repair this relationship in my mind, to believe in my own success.
I want to learn how to just take action. I think I waste a RIDICULOUS amount of time thinking, surfing around the internet, researching and worrying about and complaining about how I don’t have enough time. What if I used all THAT time for just doing? Less think more do—that has always been the challenge. Cleaning the bathroom? Takes only a quicks 6 minutes when I’m motivated to do it fast because people come over. In my mind? I need 1/2 a day! Same with all my work that I think ” I don’t have enough time for!” For me, I think I need to buckle down and do it! Start those routines! No down time.
Cubes’ entry below, where he read a chapter a week and wrote to Kelly at GTD, has inspired me. I tend to read these type of advice books in one sitting, and then go blow up and try to do it all, fail, and quit. If I’ve learned anything about long term change it’s that we need to do ONE. THING. AT. A. TIME.
Flylady’s system works like this. If I look at things I’ve actually been able to change about myself, I see that this year I’ve really only done 2 big habits in my new life: 1.) I hang my keys up in a certain place every morning. 2.)I never let myself leave the house without contacts or glasses, no matter how late I am running. (That is a huge one and has made a huge difference, I really credit it to a deep promise I made myself to never do that in this new life).
So, for GTD I have to celebrate baby steps. If I carry a capture notebook around and write in it, even if i never look at it, that’s progress. Got to be positive; celebrate progress! I will party and give myself a big pat on the back every day i carry that little guy around and write in it. Huge step! Here i go.
The one piece of paper plan is a good one! Started it yesterday. Need to add to review it at end of dY(and don’t lose it!!)