It’s time to get to organized, ladies and gentlemen!
I have been staring at my mess of a room for months now. I usually am really good about keeping my room clean and all. Yeah, not so much lately.
I am having a hard time with it, though. I know there is stuff I want to sell, stuff I want to keep and stuff I need to get rid of. I’m just having trouble getting started.
I got this book recently. I think it’s about time I give it a read!
Any advice or suggestions?
I had deemed this month OGO (Operation Get Organized). Instead, I started something the last week of February and have kept with it so I figured that would be my change for March.
I call this month’s change The FACE!
Why? you ask. Well, for a long time, I would go to bed without washing my face, brushing/flossing my teeth (I know, I know) or taking my contacts out (!!!). When I started my job back in January, my boss told me that appearance was important as I am the first person that people see when they walk in the door. I may not agree with this, but do understand it. Plus, I really love makeup and hadn’t really had any reason to wear it before. Now, I wear it Monday-Friday (I am glad I take the weekends off).
At first, I thought it was going to take me forever and that I was going to get to bed really late. In reality, it literally takes me 15 minutes to take OUT MY CONTACTS, take off my makeup, toner, moisturizer and floss and brush my teeth. Speaking of face products, I have DRY skin and HUGE pores. Any recommendations of good facial cleanser, toner and moisturizer? I think what I am using is too harsh on my skin and is dry me out even more. HELP!! That’s it. 15 minutes a day! Who knew it could be that easy. There have been a few times where I’ve skipped but paid for it a few days later with signs of breakouts (which I capped right away).
I am really liking my new routine. It helps me finalize my night and get ready for bed. How is your March change coming?
Oh, my February change has come to a stand still. I really need a kick in the butt and some help.
The first two months of the year are gone. Just like that. Usually, they are the longest, most drawn out months of the entire year but 2012 sent them flying by me so quickly I barely knew they happened so it made more sense to me to recap them together for 12changes.
My January change was to not pre-spend my income, and I feel like I did very well in the category. I had a minor slip the last weekend of the month and went and blew some money quick and dirty, but let’s just say I really needed the retail therapy. Plus, I got some cute work clothes and comfortable black ballet flats that I’ve been wearing pretty religiously since I got them. I carried this habit into February, and sometime between January and February I got my Lowe’s credit card paid off. My bank credit card got paid off in one fell swoop one payday hit the last day of February. This means savings time will go into effect! Yay! Again, it’ll take some discipline and diversion to keep myself from thinking I have the money to spend instead of mentally acting like I don’t, so I can keep it instead!
February’s change was to be more loving. Did I succeed? Well. I’d like to think so overall, but I know I had some snappy, crappy moments. I did actively try to assess what I was going to say before I said it to avoid unnecessarily causing any rifts that might happen if I would have said what I wanted. Sometimes it was worth it to say what was on my mind. I think this goal might have been a little hard to measure, in retrospect. I can only hope to keep trying to keep carrying it on throughout the rest of the year, giving myself a moment before unleashing some of my vitriol to decide if its worth the aftermath if I say what I want.
What’s coming up? SPRING CLEANING! Sort of. I have already been lightly working on this goal, already taking two laundry baskets worth of things I no longer needed to Thrift Avenue. I hope to assess the situation a lot more in March, and really get this house ready for fun new things in the future! The month is April is dedicated to cleaning too (I swear I’m more exciting than I sound like based on my goals!) but in a more allergen-reducing way since I am hoping to avoid the annual sinus misery that usually overcomes me around that time of the year. That includes hauling this beast in for a buzz cut!
Not even those sad eyes can save her from turning into a velvety baby!