- Clean Out Your Car
- Clean Out Your Purse, Backpack, Diaper Bag, or Computer Bag
- Vacuum Your Traffic Areas
Vacuums are not for floors only. Use those attachments. Use them to vacuum your mattress, your drapes, your furniture—anywhere there is dirt. Today—is there any place or anything in your bathroom(s) that needs to have dirt removed? The blinds? The corners? The vents? The curtains?
Plan every week. Plan for the week. Plan for the next day. Plan for the day. Adjust your plans a needed. I note my appointments on my planner and on my calendar. I review my planner and my calendar. Write and read. At night when I go to bed I run through my commitments for the next day and the tasks I want to accomplish. Like putting together a puzzle I figure out where the tasks will fit among commitments.
- Most tasks take less than 10 minutes. We routinely overestimate the amount of time tasks take, so we don’t get them done or we put them off.
- Worst first. Make a point of doing first the things that need to be done that you dread doing.
- Get dressed and ready to face the day as early as you can. One of the first compliments I received over 30 years ago when I first began to take care of myself was the crossing guard at my children’s school telling me that I always looked so fresh. I hugged that compliment to my heart and stored it in my memory. People notice when your hair is clean and styled, your clothes fit and are clean, your skin is moisturized and your teeth are brushed. One of the things my husband has said about me is that I am clean. That doesn’t sound like a fantastic compliment but my husband assures me that men like women who are clean and fresh. Our perfumes should not be competing with body odor.
- Get your work done as early in the day as you can. Work expands to fill the amount of time allotted for it. Once you have done your basics you are free to work on projects in your home or out—volunteer, spend time with friends, or craft.
- You enjoy the things you do well. You do well the things you enjoy. Enjoy your work and your play. Enjoy your family. Enjoy your friends. Enjoy your life. By the way, God enjoys you.
Just a Little Grammar
Adjectives describe (modify) a noun or pronoun by providing additional information like what kind, which one, or how many. The most often used adjectives are article—a, an, and the. A is used before a word that begins with a consonant sound. An is used before a word beginning with a vowel sound. We would say an hour even though hour begins with a consonant because hour is pronounced as if it began with a vowel.