Monday, 12 April 2010

Pocket-size plans

I've decided to do a weekly feature: Pocket-size plans. I'm frustrated at getting no-where with things, and I know full well that it's because I try to do too much at once, and they are often things that aren't achievable very quickly. Like writing a children's novel for example (a project that's been going on for at least 6 years!). It keeps me awake at night thinking of all the things I want to accomplish (this includes housework. I lie awake in bed feeling guilty that I haven't mopped the kitchen floor - seriously).

I know it's silly to try and do too much, and then punish myself for not accomplishing anything. After all I do have a toddler to care for (and a husband who's almost as helpful as a two year old). So I'm going to try and tone it down - to aim for a couple of little goals each week that are realistic. Hopefully I'll complete some of them, and therefore get more sleep!

So each week, hopefully always on Monday but maybe on Sun / Tues sometimes, I'll have a list of a few things I want to complete that week. The number of goals will be carefully chosen, taking into account the enormity of the task and what other stuff I have going on in my life that week. Some of them will be craft projects, some housework, and there will be a few random things along the way too I'm sure. I hope you'll find it interesting following me on the journey and maybe inspiring you to tick off a few aims of your own.

Week One: This week I will:
  • Update my blog header and background
  • Prep my scrap-stuff / desk to take part in the online blog this coming weekend
  • Make my sister-in-law a birthday card
  • Clean out the cupboard under my sink
  • Vacum-pack our thick winter jumpers and put them in the loft.
I'll let you know how it goes...



Rachel Brett said...

Great list Jen, I really thhink it helps to have a list of Aims. Not all of mine are always achieved though! But at least you can look back at the end of the week and see just how much you have accomplished :)

Anne said...

This is a great idea to have achievable plans for the week ahead. I make a list at the start of each week and keep it much the same week after week. I don't really consider prioritising and feel so guilty if I miss a standard job when I have something bigger on(like a weekend away).I should be more realistic about what can be achieved.
I hope you get on well with your actions.

debs14 said...

Interesting how the top 3 things are all craft related and you save the boring houseworky bits to last! I can totally relate to that!

Unknown said...

Loved your post today. I'm new to Shimelle's blogging for scrapbookers class and found your blog. Thought I'd pop in and say "Good job!"

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