Monday, May 7, 2012

6 Weeks to a more organized, successful life!

I have this horrible problem with tending to live my life by the seat of my pants. My house is the house of 1/2 finished projects, my budget is figured out month to month so that I have no flexibility, I am always scrambling at the last minute to get birthday gifts and/or cards, etc. Sometimes I feel like I live in the middle of a tornado, with everything swirling around me .
Auntie Em, Toto.....It's a Twister!!!

I have all intentions of living a nice organized life with all my house and financial responsibilities handled in a very organized, efficient manner. I can see what I want in my mind, and I usually make a good stab at starting to get everything in line, then inevitably there is a hiccup in the road and I just give up and get back to leading my unplanned, un-managed way of life. And as I fully expect, living this way always comes back to bite me in the a$%.

I was thinking over the weekend about my life and what it has amounted to so far and where I want it to go in the future. Up until two months ago I was very involved with a dog rescue group. I left abruptly after three years because of a personality conflict I had (for lack of a better term). I was ready to leave months before but needed a push.The last altercation was just the push I needed and I left. Looking back I realize that I put up with a lot over the three years at a big cost to my esteem and sanity but I have no regrets because I learned invaluable lessons. But I do have to say that I am still struggling with not being involved with dog rescue on some level.

My Baby Ava when I first adopted her from the rescue I was with

I have had all my friends tell me that if I start my own rescue that they would support me 100% and help me with fundraising and whatever I would need to make it a success. I fully plan on getting this up and running as soon as I can. BUT, I think my own life needs to be fully in order before I jump in with both feet and expect to be successful with a rescue. Hence the necessity on of this new endeavor!

My plan is to create a schedule broken down by days of the week for household chores (i.e. cleaning, paperwork management) a budget for the remainder of the year with a tracking system to see where it worked or failed, and a project plan for completions of all the unfinished projects in my life.  My goal is to follow this schedule for six weeks. While I attempt this massive undertaking I will keep myself in check by blogging my progress once a week so I have a journal to see where I fail or succeed to determine what works. My older brother once told me he read that a person only has to do an action 6-8 consecutive weeks before it becomes a "habit" in their life. Hey it is worth a shot right?

Hopefully a schedule will help me gain more success!
So the first task I am assigning myself is to create the schedules. I am giving myself one week to complete this task. I will have to do some research and try to develop the best system for me. ANY HELP any one can offer in the comments section below would be so greatly appreciated!!!!!

Wish me luck!!!