So here's the deal, friends. Lately I've had a lot of deep & important thoughts... that I haven't been sharing with you. Why would I do something so cruel? I mean, I know you've all been just hitting that refresh button over and over waiting for my next deep-and-important post, right??? Well, it's written. In my head.
In the meantime, my full-time nanny/housekeeper/personal massage therapist/hair stylist has not yet arrived in the mail. (Darn Amazon.) So until that happens... or until I invent a thought-to-text translator (and then become a millionaire)... I'm having a very hard time getting posts written. And laundry done. And dishes done. And taking a shower.
In an attempt to remedy this--and to prevent "the crazy" from taking over--I'm going to implement an old favorite organization/clean-up method. Are you ready to hear about it?
The Method: Timed Intervals
The Basics: Set a timer for 20 minutes. Work on one floor of the house (we have 3) until the timer goes off. Go to another floor. Repeat.
The Goal: To get some basic clean-up done throughout the house, and to provide myself with both motivation to get started and limits to keep from getting overwhelmed.
I like this method because it also allows for kid-friendly breaks. If Monkey needs me, I can tell him I will help him as soon as the timer goes off. If Roo needs me immediately, I can pause the timer. If I need a little reward, I can add a 5-minute break in between work segments. And as an added bonus, I'm always surprised by how much I can accomplish in 20 minutes of concentrated work.
So that's what I'm off to do today. And possibly tomorrow. And hopefully, I'll be hit with some new deep & important thoughts comparing cleaning house with our spiritual lives, and I'll actually be able to TYPE. THEM. OUT. Stay RIGHT THERE on the edge of your seat. I'll be back.