How I Began To Organize My Life
How do I organize my life without paying an arm and a leg. I already sold those for my new van. Organization is so very important. As I look at all the time I’m about to have, I envision getting my life in order. When I had my first child, I was a stay at home mom. For the most part after 2002 I was trying to get my life together.
I was still struggling with the bad habits I had created throughout my lifetime. And I hadn’t even been alive very long. Babies having babies. That was me. It’s hard to accomplish much when addiction is present. Even more difficult if your relationship is filled with violence and holding you back.
I felt I had a basic feel for organization. If something needed rearranged then I did it. I knew where all my papers were and everything had a spot. As I start to map out this new time in my life, I realize I don’t have anything together. I knew how to organize stuff.
The organized look I thought I had is definitely gone. Nowadays I’m lucky if I remember to empty the garbage before it overflows. Gross huh. That’s where I am now. Even with my second child I felt I was organized. I knew where my stuff was and the house was always clean. Well, that ship has sailed. I miss having a clean house.
Having my third child changed something in me. I still haven’t figured out what. Suddenly I don’t know how to organize anything. All I know is my house is a mess. When I look at it, I’m a mess. Not to mention the surmounting debt that just keeps growing. Which is even worse when you know less money than ever is coming in. Wow. How have I not freaked out sooner.
So… What I need to do about it.
- Make a budget
If I make a budget, I can include all the debt and what is and is not being paid towards it. I’m hoping that will help me stay focused on making an income from home. Just because I’m going to be home doesn’t mean I’m suddenly useless.
A budget will also help me keep track of the amount I spend on groceries. This way I can put to use some of the ideas I have been coming up with and use some of the couponing Ideas and apps that a friend have told me of. Helping us save money will be a big deal.
I haven’t tried couponing yet. I rarely have time to actually go through newspapers or couponing places. The job uses ten to twelve hours a day. Plus trying to go to the gym. Then there’s the babies. By the time the day has time left over, couponing is the last thing on my mind.
- Purge The House
I think purging the house will help immensely. We have so much clutter. Books upon books. I love books but I don’t need as many as we have. I have shelves to clean and rearrange as well as closets that are stuffed with things we just don’t use.
While I’m purging I will be able to clean and dust. I haven’t dusted in a long time. It should be fun. I’ve also created several lists that I can work off of things that I want to do to the house.
- Create a schedule
The schedule I have now is drastically going to change. I need to make sure that I don’t end up switching to my weekend schedule. Now that I will be responsible for my own hours I need to make sure that I’m doing the work.
Seeing as I’m trying to move into publication one main focus will be on improving my writing skills as well as how to improve my photos. What I’m writing today is more like a diary form. Practice is practice however I get it.
Another thing I will be able to do is the studying for the online course I signed up for. I already paid for it but ran out of time to complete it. When I went back to work I suddenly had no time to actually study. Then we got pregnant again. Time? What time? What is that?
So I will be able to find out what needs to be done to continue that. I already have the books and test info but may have to pay again. I’m hoping I can at least study and take the test. I already paid to take the test. I am 2 years late though. They might have a problem with that.
Organizing my life should not be all that hard. But it will take time. Just like the weight I put on. It didn’t all get there in one night and it’s not going to go away in one night. I will probably be checking out some materials for how to do that. My life is a mess though. I have a lot to fix. Inside and out. Thankfully I am a much better person than I use to be.
I like how Joyce Meyer sais it though. I’m not where I want to be but thank God I’m not where I use to be. There really is so much to organize. This life is so full of turmoil and it is easy to get distracted.
Even with this site I started. I’m focusing on habits because I believe how we do things and the habits we keep effect everything we do. But my experience is limited to bad habits. I am looking at making better habits.
How I see myself is also a habit. When I look at myself I see everything that’s wrong with me. I need to be focusing on others. I know what your thinking. I’m not wanting to focus on what’s wrong with everyone else. That is not my goal.
No, No, No. But on how I can help other’s. If I can focus my attention on helping others I believe a lot of my inner man problems will disappear.
Sure my debt will still be there. My house will still be cluttered until I do something about it. My misery will be less though because instead of seeing everything that is wrong with me I will see how I can help someone else. I don’t know how that works. What I do know is that I feel better and my problems don’t seem so big when I’m helping someone else.
I think this will go a long ways in helping me to organize my life. Getting our living space in order will help me feel better about myself. If I feel better about myself, I will treat others better and have something to offer. That is my goal. To be able to help someone else. To add value to someone elses life. I’m looking for ward to it.
I still have no idea how I use to do it but as I prepare for this new time in my life, I will be able to figure it out.