I have fallen off the organisation band wagon… big time!
Last month I blamed our holiday for not getting anything done – too busy getting ready to enjoy ten days of fun and sun, but we have been back for more than two weeks and I am still not getting anything done!
My ‘household folder’ is still sitting here in bits. I still haven’t got either a folder that fits the foolscap pockets or pockets that fit the a4 folder. I am still not sure what I want to put in it, apart from recipes, which are currently on scraps of paper all around my house. I really want and need to get on top of this and soon!
What about the laundry I hear you ask? Don’t talk to me about laundry. Do you know that I get a lot of search engine hits for things like ‘how to organise your laundry’? Poor searchers must be so disapointed when they get here and find that I am still searching for that magic easy fix for getting laundry done too. I did almost get to the bottom of the basket right before we went away, in an effort not to come back to piles and piles of laundry, but since then the mere thought of laundry makes me groan out loud.
I am not even doing very well with my menu plans and cooking. Thinking of something to cook each night, as well as something to feed the kids for lunch, not to mention kinder snacks – it’s all too much most days. We seem to have eaten a large amount of rubbish of late, take out and just junky food, all of which is expensive when we don’t have that kind of money to spare not to mention unhealthy!
I have other things to organise on my list, things I really want to get on top of – I need to clear out the linen cupboard (there is no way we need that many towels!) and sort through the girls clothes again, do something about the weed infested veggie garden, but I just can’t seem to find the motivation to do any of them.
Maybe it is because it is cold here, maybe I have the winter blues? Though winter hasn’t even officially begun yet so lets hope it’s not that already! Maybe it is because I have a little helper who quite often untidies things faster than I can tidy them? Maybe it is because I feel like I am fighting a loosing battle? Cleaning up and cooking is all I ever seem to do sometimes. Or maybe it is because everything seems to cost more at the moment and we seem to have less money which is just depressing!
I am in a slump!
What do you do when you are in a slump? How do you stay motivated? What things stop you from going mental when trying to keep the house chugging along smoothly??