Just Sort It Out!

It’s been a while and I’ll be honest with you, I’ve really missed writing.  I’m a firm believer that if you have nothing of worth to say then keep quiet.  I’m not sure if this post is anything of worth but hopefully it’ll be more than a filler post just so I can say that I’ve blogged today!

Life for me currently, seems to be getting a little out of my control and I’m not sure I’m entirely comfortable yet.  My life is a complete breeze compared to most but at the moment I’m letting things get the better of me and I don’t like it.

I made the decision a couple of months ago, to put my greetings card and framed prints business on the backburner for now and that’s something I struggle with on occasion.  Am I giving up too early?  Should I have invested a pile of money that I don’t have to get it going properly?  Am I cut out for business?  Most days I’m 100% happy with my choice but sometimes…

So, giving up my business has led to me getting not 1 but 2 jobs.  One is working for myself as an Independent Consultant for Neal’s Yard Remedies and the other is working from home doing admin for my tennis coach.  These roles could not be more perfect for me.  Work gets done when I’m free to do it, I drop off and pick up the girls from school everyday and they even have friends round for tea occasionally.  The work gets done and I’m not tied to a desk 9-5.

My problem is, I need to get organised.  Properly, seriously organised.  I need to run my life like a project.  This way, I won’t be scrabbling around most evenings trying to cook something from the contents of my cupboards and fridge as if I’m taking part in Ready Steady Cook (ask your Mum), or raiding the laundry basket to find the least dirty cardigan for the girls to wear to school.

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I met a lovely lady Sally the other weekend and was thrilled to learn that she is a ‘de-clutterer’ – I was slightly less thrilled that she doesn’t live anywhere near me but that’s life eh?!  (She is in the process of building a website, so I’ll pass it on when I get details!)  Such a fascinating concept isn’t it, having someone come into your home and sort it out.  It sounds really easy and then it got me thinking as to why I am like I am.  I like to think that I’m organised when it comes to work but it all seems to go to pot when it comes to me.

I need help, so I’ve turned to my old friend, the internet, to help me.  Pinterest is chock-a block with handy free printables and cleaning schedules but it all seems a bit Anthea Turner for me – which might work for you.  Apparently I’m a right-brainer which makes me a bit hap-hazard (!) so it’s a question of finding things that work for me.

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

So, in the spirit of true procrastination, I’ve been looking into tools to help me.  The list seems to be helping focus and by marking tasks as Important & Urgent, Important but not Urgent and Neither Important or Urgent, I can see at a glance what needs to be done.  I’m also learning how to think like a man *raises eyebrow* and just do one thing at a time until completion – reader, it works.

I’ve also attempted the Meal Plan, struggling a little bit with this one, but I’m determined to stick with it.

Gosh, this makes me sound fascinating doesn’t it?!

So, over to you.  Are you a juggler? (please get in touch if you are an *actual* juggler).  What tips can you share to keep a modicum of control?  I’d love to hear from you…