I have given myself the challenge of trying to create more order in my life. There are areas where I manage well and others where I fail dismally and cause me stress. I would love nothing more, than to have routines and habits that enable life to just flow better. I am hoping that by posting everyday the various areas that need I feel improvement, that it will keep me accountable and I will achieve my to do list for once in my life.
It has been very interesting doing this challenge over the month. I have learnt a lot about myself.
Don’t do a challenge in November.
While getting my paperwork sorted was necessary as it was causing me stress, the challenge of trying to organise my entire life was too much. November is building up to to the Silly season, and in trying to get organised to send my gifts abroad on time, declutter the house, bring back routines, lose weight and become an organised bunny, meant that I was rather stressed in getting things done.
I am a social person.
Ok I knew that, but socialising with friends, getting out and exploring Tokyo, or relaxing with a book or my latest craft activity is more me. Despite the challenge being on, I have continued with these things, so haven’t completed the challenges.
So what have I managed?
1: Menu planning- that has continued throughout the month, though eating gluten free hasn’t!
2: Weekly planning- that routine has come back nicely. Pleased about that.
3: Evening routine- somewhat. Not all of the parts, but there has been an element of it. Definitely the lunch boxes or at least planning what I was going to put in in the morning. Just that little step has made my mornings so much smoother.
4: Morning routine- a Quiet time in the morning, is the one thing that I have been working on. It has improved, so I’m satisfied- but not content as I want my Quiet time to as part of my morning routine as making my morning cuppa is! (A non negotiable!)
4: Christmas shopping- mostly done. (Hooray!!)
5: Home office
What haven’t I managed?
1: Christmas cards.
2: A satisfying amount of my paperwork. See Thursday’s post.
I might do another challenge, but I think I took on too much. Just tackling the paperwork, would have been a much better task for the month for me.
If I’d done that, would I have managed it?