Ty Pennington has the right idea.  I feel the same way when I am creating.  It's the only thing that calms my brain.  I can sit for hours while my creative juices are flowing.  My handmade dolls have come from that process.

So I finally finished my chart and have started putting my chore schedule into practice this week.  So far, so good.  I also made a chart for the meals of the week and typed out my routine.  We have a two story house.  The downstairs is picked up and clean, although, maybe not sparkling, but I am satisfied.  Tomorrow, I aim to tackle part of the upstairs; the bedrooms (3).

I'm not too overwhelmed yet.  It is either because I know that my chore schedule has worked in the past or because I've trained myself well.  I have got a method for cleaning that works well for me.  I picked up this book years ago called "The New Messies Manual: The Procrastinator's Guide to Good Housekeeping" by Sandra Felton.  It changed my life!  I still get overwhelmed and frozen in place sometimes but on days when my head is clear I do okay.

I've never tackled all three rooms at the same time.  I hope it doesn't prove to be too much.  I guess this is all trial and error, right?  I'll let you know how it goes.  Wish me luck!

Decisions, Decision...

Everyday after breakfast I have to decide what my day is going to look like.  I get a bunch of things going through my head plus my kids asking for TV or to be picked up.  I can't concentrate on my thoughts much less make a decision on them, and I get stuck in place, frozen...

I hate that feeling.  Well, eventually a good idea gets through, like washing dishes and I can get it done but sometimes a bad idea gets through and impulsively I grab my computer instead. So what happens to the dishes then? They are left for later (procrastinator), and later, and later.

That's why my routine is so important to me and it works well when I follow it.

For chores to get done around this house they have to be decided on before hand.  So I have a list of chores that have to get done once or twice a week and a chart of what will get done on each day.  The key is to not overwhelm myself with too many tasks at a time.  This is of course a work in progress.  I haven't used it in a while and will be reformatting it and putting it into practice.  Once it's done I will be posting it up in case anyone finds it useful.

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