I'm in the middle of one of those phases in life where I feel I'm trying to walk through molasses. We are very, very fortunate, yet there is a sense of little things being difficult, and a hesitation to start and finish little projects. Knowing full well that this is just a phase doesn't ease the feeling of itchiness and low, low self-worth.
So, I need a plan.
If I was in paid work right now, I would have handy somewhere a list of long-term and short-term goals, and be putting things in place to achieve these goals and feeling really bloody awesome when I tick one off the list. Achieved!
But in this unpaid-stay-at-home world, where tasks of cleaning, feeding and nurturing never EVER end, I rarely feel that sense of achievement. I need to bring some Achieved! back into my life.
Here is my list of things I'd like to achieve:
1. A pretty bedroom for my girl.
2. A green cleaning routine that actually happens every week (and actually works).
3. A beautiful, welcoming entrance to our home.
4. Bright, colourful flowers on the windowsill outside my kitchen.
5. Extending our kitchen garden to two more beds, plus the pallet herb garden.
6. Get chooks.
7. More efficient meal planning, preparation and storage of meals.
8. A better clothes storage system for the boys' room.
9. A handmade Christmas.
10. Establish my little at-home business, sewing vintage lovelies for little people.
I would never set that many goals at once, but I want to get all the projects that are muddling my brain out. And they all need to broken down and strategies sorted out to make them happen. Some of the goals might happen quite organically, others are going to take some serious elbow grease. They all point to one thing, though: A more efficient way of running our day-to-day life so that we can enjoy more. I want our home to be a beacon to friends and family, and a safe haven to us. I want to shed the last bits of scaly, we just moved skin, and act like we live in this home now.
Do you set goals for yourself? Have you experienced that Achieved! feeling lately?