It’s Monday again, a fresh new week. The rains have temporarily halted and the world outside looks green and lush. The morning routines of waking, showering, and being dressed for the day have come and gone and now it’s time to line out the week. How do you line out your week? I typically spend a few moment Sunday night outlining my work and home calendar and planning for the evenings meals. It seems to bring the days to more focus.
Vision is an important part of daily life for me. To create the life I wish to live within I have ideas of what that life would look like just as I expect the dogwood tree to be in front of my morning view. The vision sets my expectation of direction for the day. Lately I’ve let my detailing of my life vision get out of focus, too many interrupters had come at my daily life for weeks as my father died, estates had to be dealt with, the renovation was happening and my usual travel with client work complicated life to survival mode.
We stay in survival mode until we choose differently.
Personally I’m not much for living in survival mode. There comes a day when surviving is simply not enough. The smallest steps begin the journey. Tired of being out of towels? Go on a towel safari to every room of the house until a load is found, start them while you tackle the next thing. Not very heroic a task, nor one that gets laude nor applause, but oh the joy of tonight’s end when a fresh towel in the right room is awaiting you after a long day’s work.
Big picture first, small things matter.
Sometimes its taking things away. In our kitchen there are three personalities living in the space. One loves big things, big cups, big bowls, big containers. One loves unique and different decor and personally I like sets, or matching things. Our cupboards, or more adequately 4 shelves and 4 cabinets barely have room for one personality, so we’re narrowing down what is for now. At one time we needed 12 glasses, for 6 people lived here daily with friends afterschool. 4 is adequate now, if company comes over we can grab more from the cabinet, but until then 4 it is.
I often clean in fail swoops, focused for an hour or more in fifteen minute timings. I call it my #15minutemiracle and today’s the day. It doesn’t have to be a specific time or day, but in 45 minutes I can make a serious mark on #thetackybrownhouse and know that I did.
What are your Monday’s like? Mine begin with quiet and then writing. A client appointment or two then ater I take a break to do the #15minute miracle and lunch with my husband at home. What will your Monday be like.