Hands up, I'm one of the world's worst when it comes to procrastination. The only way I can overcome this is by making lists and then ticking things off. It usually takes me a little while to get on to the first thing on the list but once I've started I get great pleasure in getting the list done.
I wrote a list of the things I wanted to do after the Easter Holiday and the kids were back at school.
I've not started on it yet.
I'm not entirely to blame because a lot of the things I'm going to need a lot of help with due to my disabilities. Cue the other half, but there is an even bigger problem because he's worse at procrastinating than me.
Honestly we both need a boot up the backside!
So, here it is. The list of things I want to do before our holiday at the end of May. That gives us six weeks. Easy!
- De-clutter my kitchen drawers; apart from the cutlery drawer they seem to be the place wherever everyone leaves their 'don't know where else to put them' things. It has to stop. I'm getting rid!
- Clean up the girl's bedroom; the girls can help with this. In fact it should be their job, but I want to get in there first and get rid of all those toys they never, ever play with. I know if I do this while they are around they persuade me they really, desperately need them to stay.
- Sort out the Little Man's bedroom. He's still got un-opened boxes in there from our house move, which was over two years ago now! Time to get them sorted.
- Move the little shed in the garden around to around the side of the house. This is one for the other half to do on his own, but he won't do it unless I keep asking (nagging)
- Empty the under the stairs cupboard, de-junk and put it all back in properly. This has been driving me mad. When I went into hospital the Christmas tree and decorations were still up. I wanted them taken down before I came home as Christmas was well and truly over and I never leave them up that long. So what did my other half do, throw the whole lot in the cupboard willy nilly. They all have their own boxes and were stored neatly before. If we leave it like that much longer I will be throwing them all away as they won't be any good for next year.
- Sort out our wardrobes; I started this before I got sick and it's not been finished. I think I may have the strength to do it now. I need to be much firmer with myself and throw out those clothes I've not worn for years and am unlikely to wear again.
It's not a huge scary list is it! I'm sure once we give this procrastination the good kick it needs we'll have that lot done in no time. After all, it's all here for everyone to see now.