Some Monday Encouragement

retrochick.JPGIvy says:

Some days, it seems impossible to get anything done. Sometimes it’s for legitimate reasons, like you intended to clean your car out, but you had to take a kid to the doctor and when you got home your dog had shredded every piece of paper in your house and your cats thought it was so amusing they decided to throw up everywhere, and by the time you got finished with that mess, it was time to cook dinner.

And then there are the days where you have no legitimate reason whatsoever that you didn’t get your work done. Perhaps you fooled around online too long, or your new DS game captured your attention. Whatever the reason, it’s not one that’s easily explained to anyone other than yourself. Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

The thing is, we all do this sometimes, some of us more than others. If you’re finding yourself doing everything but what you are supposed to be getting done, stop and take a moment to regroup, then work on what you’re supposed to be getting finished. If it’s one of those never-ending projects, feel free to take breaks, but set a timer and then get back to work when the timer dings.

It’s easy to let yourself get lost in other things, when you’re supposed to be doing something else. But take heart, you can get started right now.


  1. Mom of three on February 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    When I have days like that, I go to U tube and watch old “How Clean is Your House” episodes. We don’t have cable (and in some rooms no longer have a few local channels, since we haven’t bought converter boxes and some channels already mad the switch) so I can’t watch it on cable. But I can be in a real housecleaning rut, watch ten minutes of that show (usually the opening credits) and I am up scrubbing something with bleach and a toothbrush. I watch a little, scrub a little, watch a little and then end with a bath, because I usually feel real dirty when I am done. LOL

    Nothing motivates me like thinking if I don’t do it we would have to live like that. SHUDDER

  2. Katherine @ Relishing Life on February 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks! Just what I needed to hear today!

  3. Taylor at Household Management 101 on February 17, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Good suggestions, and exactly what I needed to hear!

  4. Leigh on February 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you for this. I am in a funk that makes me feel that if I can’t be productive, why bother? I needed to hear this!

  5. gracie on February 16, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    with a.d.d. i’ve found that if i’m not going anywhere i get more done, but if i have to leave the house for any reason, i get nothing done for the day!

    so realizing i was behind, as usual, i arranged for someone else to take my child to piano today…….and i got stuff done!

  6. Tracy on February 16, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I wish I could get more done, cancer can just kick my #@&, but I do manage by just doing a little at a time. Your right about the timer. I set my alarm to wake me up, not like I get out of bed but hey, at least Im awake right? Next step is getting dressed…wait a min. I dont be any where today so who cares. Jammies are comfy and my slippers are stinky. Just the way I like it lol! From that point on I just take it one step at a time. It all gets done…..eventually. First things first tho, let the dogs out and feed them. If I dont they will bug me to death and stare at me like Im a pork chop.

  7. Jennifer on February 16, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks! Today is a productive day, but I’ve had way too many of those other days. It’s just too easy to get sucked into fun things and ignore the laundry and dishes and moving boxes.

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