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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just doing it

It is quite amazing how much simpler my life is when I do not over plan or over complicate.

There are things I love to do in life.

There are things I want to achieve.

Then there are the things I need to do to allow me to do and have the things I love.

These include: housework, working, eating breakfast and doing floor work three times a week.

None of these things are optional.

None of these things I enjoy.

All of these things I now do (well the housework and work have been part of my life quite some time now!).
My weekly schedule regarding household tasks (such as housework, grocery shopping, paperwork etc) kind of fell by the wayside.  It was simple but obviously didn’t work for us or we would have maintained it.  I think the issue is DH has random days where his work does not require him and I have random days where I work late without notice.  This combination meant so many ad hoc changes to the schedule that it became fairly irrelevant.  I would love to live a life with more routine for those basic tasks, but that is just not how my job works.

(a bullet point free blog!)

2 comments:

anne h said...

My house looks like a crime scene!
But I stayed on track all week with eating.
So I wonder if it's all in the priorities.
With a little Texas heat thrown in.

Fiona said...

I think you are right Anne... on both counts!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just doing it

It is quite amazing how much simpler my life is when I do not over plan or over complicate.

There are things I love to do in life.

There are things I want to achieve.

Then there are the things I need to do to allow me to do and have the things I love.

These include: housework, working, eating breakfast and doing floor work three times a week.

None of these things are optional.

None of these things I enjoy.

All of these things I now do (well the housework and work have been part of my life quite some time now!).
My weekly schedule regarding household tasks (such as housework, grocery shopping, paperwork etc) kind of fell by the wayside.  It was simple but obviously didn’t work for us or we would have maintained it.  I think the issue is DH has random days where his work does not require him and I have random days where I work late without notice.  This combination meant so many ad hoc changes to the schedule that it became fairly irrelevant.  I would love to live a life with more routine for those basic tasks, but that is just not how my job works.

(a bullet point free blog!)

2 comments:

anne h said...

My house looks like a crime scene!
But I stayed on track all week with eating.
So I wonder if it's all in the priorities.
With a little Texas heat thrown in.

Fiona said...

I think you are right Anne... on both counts!