Organizing is the Key to Success

 

“If you want light to come into your life, you have to stand where it is shining!”

Sometimes, when you’re feeling a little under the weather, but you still have to work, being cozy is more important than being sophisticated 🙂

In this post my simple Grey dress, along with sparkly Silver/Grey tights, covered with the warm and Cozy fluffy Grey jacket…perfect for when I was feeling under the weather.  It’s hard to feel motivated about what to wear when it takes every ounce of energy to get up and shower and blow dry your hair.  I am always diligent about choosing what I wear the night before because I never know what craziness is going to meet me each morning – i.e. One of the boys not feeling well, or not wanting to get up (seriously, do they think I want to either), the dog needing a walk because the boys don’t get up in time to take him, etc, etc.

 

 

If anyone else faces the same morning challenges as I do, I can tell you the ONLY way I get through is by being organized and not procrastinating.  Not that this is what I have always done, but certainly after having kids, I have found that if I want to start my day with as little stress or anger as possible, I absolutely have to plan my day before I get going.  It starts with knowing if it is a hair day (whether I am washing my hair or not – I don’t wash it every day), what I want to wear, if the kids lunches are made, what time they need to be at school, if I have a meeting first thing or not, what the weather is like for the commute, what my day looks like (how many appointments I have and what I need to accomplish).  I thrive on challenges, but trust me, organizing myself before the day starts by prioritizing my tasks but most importantly my thoughts, is the only way I can handle the challenges that just come along each day whether I like it or not.

So, because I had a cold in these pictures, it became even more important for me to plan ahead, and even more importantly, I had to ask for support and help from the Kids and from Brandon so that with my depleted energy, I could still function.  As you know, it’s not my favorite thing to do to ask for help, but nevertheless, there are some times when it is beyond your control…and letting go of control (which by the way is an illusion) is the only way you will make it!

I used to have a Franklin Covey day planner (of course before we had phones or an electronic calendars), it was a paper bound book, and I kept everything in there.  It had a way for you to organize tasks by alphabetical order based on their importance.  Simple really, but it was something that has stuck with me.  I know that life is now so much more reactionary, but that doesn’t mean we can’t plan ahead and adjust as new challenges or tasks come along.  As good as I think I am about remembering things, I have to put everything on my calendar or make lists, otherwise something falls through the cracks.

What are your tricks for making sure you manage to accomplish everything?

Do you just wing it or are you organized and efficient?

I have found that the better I organize and prioritize, the less I have going around in my head, causing me stress.  Once something is written down or scheduled, I can let it go out of my mind until the time comes that I need to handle it.  We already have so many thoughts going through our heads, anything than can help me remove some is something I am going to cling to with all my energy!

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