Have you heard about the 3in30 group? It’s a place to find “encouragement and accountability among online friends in regard to making goals reality.” You can find out more here, or follow them on FB or on Twitter @3in30.
I did my first 3-in-30 challenge back in…*ahem* – January. I loved it, but I never felt like I truly mastered those 3 goals. So I kept at them the next month. And the next month. And the next month….. sigh. But I also realize that I have made progress, even if it seems slower than I’d like. As I get ready to set new goals, I’m trying to remind myself how far I’ve come….
I used to be perpetually plagued by these:
There used to be piles of clean laundry everywhere. On the dryer. On the pool table. On the bed. They would be shifted back and forth and back and forth, always in the way, and never put away. They just slowly disappeared as we wore more clothes, and then reappeared with the next load of wash. 🙁
I realized the other day, that I have actually conquered that problem. Go me! I hardly ever have piles of clean laundry anywhere now. Woohoo! And it was just a simple plan that helped me reach that goal: Can’t start a load of laundry until the load in the dryer is put away. PERIOD. No exceptions. It took awhile, but it worked. I just didn’t realize how far I’d come until I was running late the other day, and realized the dryer was just about done. If I didn’t pull those clothes out, they’d be a wrinkled mess when I got home. And with the heat wave, we’re in energy conservation mode, and I didn’t want to have to run it again to get the wrinkles out. So I pulled them out, made a neat pile, and took off for wherever I was headed. But that pile of clean laundry is still sitting around. And as I moved it from the bed to the dresser last night, I remembered that I used to
have to do that make myself do that…all the time! I’m so thankful I’m finally making progress in at least one area.
So, on that positive note, I am going to Choose Wisely some new goals:
1: Finish figuring out a workable, consistent schedule to follow each day, and follow it. It’s mostly there already, but I need to keep tweaking it until it can truly become a routine.
2: Do ‘High 5’s’ chores in the morning and at night. No exceptions.
3: Workout regularly. It’s on my schedule. No exceptions.