For a long time I did not know what to do with my life. I guess this was also reflected in my blog.
I go to a wonderful art school, have a little place of my own, got a few fish for comfort and go home every weekend to spend some time with my family and take care of my pets. I have been feeling weighed down a lot and I think I know where that comes from: I don’t have a life goal, or any goal really, I am extremely chaotic, can’t seem to stick so any routine. All of this causes a lot of stress in my daily life. I don’t find the time to do homework, even though I have hours scheduled for homework that day and the dishes don’t get done until 3 am.
Despite my chaotic-ness, I have learned to keep a room clean. Whenever it gets messy I get really annoyed and tidy everything in under 30 minutes. This is possible because every single item I own has a spot, which makes cleaning a very easy job.
Now I think I need to apply the same principle to chores. Make it as easy as possible to do the chores and give every chore a place in time!
For example. I need to do the dishes regularly, instead of letting them pile up. Usually I just let my dishes pile up all over the place so I have to collect really dirty dishes before I can even start cleaning them. But I can make it easy for myself by rinsing every pot and plate directly after use and stacking them up neatly right next to the sink, and having my dishsoap, brush and spounge easily accessible. The second part is finding a place in time to actually do them. But instead of saying, “I want to do the dishes every day at 4 ‘o clock”, I am better-off saying I want to do them before preparing dinner. This way I link it to a activity I am doing anyway. Just like I always brush my teeth before I go to bed. If I can find a good activity to link my chore to, it might actually become a routine!
So I am going to challenge myself a bit. For this week I want to attempt to do my dishes every single day. I also want to do 2 hours of homework everyday, nut I am not entirely sure how to fit that in because my days are always so different. Next week I will let you know I fared!