Daily Archives: April 30, 2012

Rule # 4 slow down and do it now

As I attempt to be an adult this is the rule I struggle with the most. It also has some very different applications in my life. First there is the day to day. See I have what I like to call grasshopper brain. It jumps for thing to thing always in motion. I look at a pile of laundry and think I need to do this and I think oh I will right after I do x. but then I come across the pile an hour later and lo and behold it still is not folded or put away!  At this point I make a face at the pile and think oh yeah I need to do that but then I get distracted again until I meet my nemesis face to face later still looking innocent sitting in a laundry basket. At this point I’m in a rush to fold it and put it away. Sometimes Little tries to help by putting all the clothes I fold back into the basket or on the floor. Sometimes I’m cranky. More about the cranky later but her is this huge energy suck that put me in a cranky mood and all I had to do was just do it now. Fold it the first time. Fold it and put it away right away. Just in case you are wondering I don’t really have the laundry problem that much anymore thanks to flylady. The overall point can be applied to many things though.

There is a trickier version of this. It tries to look like Do it now but its not. While I am working on one project something else will come up. For ease of explanation let’s talk dishes. I am unloading the dishes. I am putting them away and some go on my counter because I can’t get into the cabinets they go in with the dishwasher open. As I set them there I see that there is a doll/ cell phone/ book/ bill that was left on the counter. The grasshopper part says oh lets just do this now and put it away. Only I will take the bill to my desk and then I will think I should just pay it and then I will notice that I never sent that thank you card and I should do that and then, and then and then. Before you know it, its time to cook dinner and my counter has a ton of dishes on it and the dishwasher is only half empty. This is the slow down part of my rule. I need to slow down and think. I need to finishes the task I am doing now and then move to the next one.

The long term application of the Do it now rule is rather different. Someday I want a bigger house. Someday I want to be a writer. Someday. Well why not now? Why can’t I do those things now? In the case of a larger house the why is that there just is not money in the budget to move or build on to hour home. However I can make my home larger by getting rid of stuff and organizing it better. So Do it now. Have a bigger house now by doing some deep cleaning, spring tossing work.  The house certainly feels bigger and in the end that is really what I needed. Someday I want to be a writer. It is something I have wanted to be since I was a small child. Maybe that profession is in my future but right now I’m up to my elbows in family stuff. So the do it now became this blog. Some days I can’t write and some days I only write for a moment in between the park and the grocery store. Which is way more then I was writing before.

Slowing things down, thinking them through and then doing them now has really helped me feel more peaceful. As I said this is the one I struggle with the most. It is my nature to be sidetracked, but what a difference this rule makes in my life.

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Versatile Blogger Award

Oh me oh my! Thank you to the lovely elfkat (http://elfkat.wordpress.com/ ) Adventures and Musings of a Hedgewitch and The Littlest Druid

Here are the rules of the VBA :

1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 or more bloggers.

seven random things about me. lets see.

1.I love blogs because they are like internet dating.  You find out about people and see if you like them and then your convinced that you would be great friends in real life and even better your convinced that you really know them. I also love them because I am not what you call creative and I love to get ideas from other people

2. I have had many professions including working for a District Attorney and a Professional beauty consultant. I like being a CEO of my home and family best 🙂

3. I’m addicted to pinterest. I don’t find it depressing like some folks do. I find it exhilarating. I have done a ton of projects I have found off there and a ton more blogs that I love.

4. I’m actually technologically stunted so writing a blog for me is interesting. There are many more things I want to do with my blog and I hope I eventually figure out how to  do them.

5. I’m very loyal as a person. because of this I tend to hold grudges when someone hurts a member of my “family.”  I think the loyalty is a good quality but the grudge is not, and I am working on that.

6. I read as much as I can. I would really love to start all conversations with “what are you reading” instead of “how are you?” I dislike “how are you?” because someday I’m not good and I don’t like to lie but I find it distasteful to dump all my bad mood over someone else.

7. I think being out of doors is best. Even while I type this inside still in my bathrobe 😉

15 bloggers I like. oh my so many. I don’t want to repeat from last weeks Friday 5 and the order is brought to you by what is in my google reader right now 🙂

1. http://www.treegoldandbeegold.com/

2. http://thepaganhousehold.com/

3. http://www.alittletipsy.com/

4. http://www.organizewithsandy.com

5.http://avalonyearning.blogspot.com

6. http://anaturalnester.blogspot.com

7.http://frugallysustainable.com

8. http://busybliss.blogspot.com

9. http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com

10. http://inmyhomeabide.blogspot.com

11. http://syrendell.blogspot.com

12. http://powerofmoms.com

13. http://mundanedisasters.blogspot.com

14.http://hedgeconfessions.wordpress.com/

15. http://interfaithnet.wordpress.com/

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