One of my huge downsides is I am not good at finishing one task and moving on to the next. I seem to do something 75% (maybe less!) of the way then switch to another. This is generally leaving me with a feeling I am not getting as far as I really am.
Take the roof, up there I have a pile of things to keep (bigger than I aimed for may need to be tougher!). There is rubbish to come down, which I will do today and then is the boxes of photo’s and another box of the kids work, birthday cards etc etc. Stuff for charity and Christmas decorations again I need to go through these too!
All in all though considering how much was there in the start I am practically done (convincing myself maybe!). I think 3 hours tops and the roof project could be ticked off as complete.
Yesterday a brief visit to the roof to collect something to add to a set for another car boot on Saturday, weather permitting, was all I did. Then I moved on to packing up the book shelf in the spare room, there is a luxury we will no longer have! Rather like my incomplete packing methods I will quickly move on to car boots now I have got distracted!!!
Saturday’s car boot was a real success, Bex and Oscar ended up with £33 each I think we had about £40 so it was well worth it this time with taking over £100 after paying for the pitch. Apparently I have watched too many ‘The Apprentice’ but hell I think Lord Sugar would say I was the best seller on the day! My selling technique of the hours of play, the they really been looked after and the cheeky smile seems to be working. Plus it makes it more fun and while my poor husband stands next to me cringing secretly it is making him laugh, so leaving with cash in your pocket (or a Tupperware container!) , two happy kids and a few laugh on this occasion I will say the car boot was nearly fun!!!
Oh and we did have some really nice people and lots of smiles from happy children and no 50p dilemma’s all good!
Back to my blogging procrastination and the title ‘seeing way’s in which I can improve’. Well I do need to finish stuff off, that way I know it is done and I feel things are really getting done. Though will say that actually packing boxes rather than sorting is far more fun and well easier!!! I also need to write a list but not an overwhelming one or that will just stress me further. Which brings me to my packing boxes and I need to unpack one box to retrieve my Grace Marshall book ’21 ways to manage the stuff that sucks your time’. Fantastic book and I know a read up of that will get my ‘ass’ back in gear.
Grace is lovely and I have had the pleasure of a one to one coaching with her and remember now that I do work far better with a deadline. In fact I love it when people work wise give me a deadline, the tighter the better. But I am rubbish and giving myself them, most probably because I won’t get paid for this!!!
So I need to:
Retrieve Grace’s book (tick see pic!) and read whilst relaxing with a cup of tea!
Finish jobs I can finish off before moving on
Brain dump all the things that need doing and are currently stressing me. Today I am okay yesterday I was so stressed out it was making me feel ill
From that write some sort of list that you don’t look at and it is totally daunting
On that note I will sign off, though as I type this out the other things is it is the children’s Summer holiday which I need to put some fun stuff in there too! Double sleepover’s tomorrow which at the ages they are now means I will have no excuses not to get on!!!
Filed under: Project downsize & de-clutter