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March 16: Do What You Can (Chapter Six)
Do you have an extra fifteen minutes before you need to hop in the car to pick up your kids? Make the most of them! Do a little laundry, organize a stack of papers, do a quick sweep of the kitchen. Those five, ten, and fifteen minutes add up throughout the day! Take advantage of them today and write about your experience and all you got done in today’s blog post.
One of the best pieces of advice I got regarding getting things done came from my mom. She told me that I would have to get used to my to do list taking longer and having lots of little projects going throughout the house at the same time. She was so very right! I have a small project going in almost every room in my house at all hours of the day. In one room I’m folding laundry and in another I have a stack of books I’m organizing to sell on Amazon. I’m in the process of removing a lot of the extra junk we don’t need so each time I enter our closet, I try to pick out one item of clothing to donate to Goodwill. I have a book about writing, crafting, parenting, marriage, or a lovely guilty pleasure romance in every room of the house. You never know when five minutes might appear to allow you to read. If I’m on the couch nursing there is either a book or a tea in my hand! I’ve gotten an amazing amount of reading done in the bathroom and in the car (not while driving of course). Sometimes to exercise I dance around the room with or for the kids. My laptop sits on the pancake griddle and I type a few words here and there whenever I get the chance. I am always brainstorming new ideas and jotting them down in the enormous stack of miniature notebooks and index cards I have stashed in odd places around the house. Sure certain tasks and chores might take four to 100 separate 15 minute sessions to complete, but the job gets done. Plus I couldn’t ask for more adorable and endearing helpers!!!