I would like to let you know that since I've learned what a bed not only well made but also free of clothes piled up on corners feels like, it is impossible for me to go to sleep without putting my clothes away. I can't even leave my bedroom in the morning until the bed is made. You did this to me! You have made me more tidy on a regular basis! Pretty soon people are going to call me a Tidy Person! I don't know how I feel about this.
You feel awesome. That’s how you feel about this.
My biggest problem? Unfucking my habits. Seriously. Every night is chaos. Every morning runs smoothly now that I can make my Monday self love my Sunday self but getting my Day self ready for my Night self? A mess. Any tips, lists, things you can shout at me to get calm and quiet for a good night's sleep? So far, my first step will be TV/Computer off at 9pm (basically one hour before bed). That's what I got. Clearly I need help. 3 minutes until 9! I better log off.
Some things you can try:
- Turn off the electronics (you have this one)
- Get your self-care routine in place (wash face, brush teeth, etc.)
- Basic breathing or meditation exercises
- Read a book, preferably one you’ve read before so you don’t get engrossed and stay awake
- Find a p.m. yoga video; they’re usually designed to chill you out
- Have a cup of (non-caffeinated) tea
- Don’t lounge around in what you sleep in. Have a special “this is what I wer (or don’t wear) in bed” set of gear
- If you have something you can’t stop thinking/worrying about, write it down to worry about in the morning
So, my sink drain sort of got really clogged with food gunk (I know, I should use the strainer thing...) and the vinegar and baking soda couldn't break it apart. I also separately tried bleach but that didn't work either. And then I realized I had a plunger - it works on toilets, after all. So I filled the drain with water to get a good water seal - and plunged the sucker. It Totally Worked. You could hear it working! Might not be good in all cases but it sure helped me!
I can’t believe I forgot about the plunger! Yes! Plungers work on drains, too!
For those who would rather buy their cleaning supplies than make them with your handy soda/vinegar recipe, Target has their seasonal section STOCKED with cleaning supplies in bulk. Lots of two-packs and three-packs on all the good stuff. Toiletbowl cleaner, swiffer dusters (my personal fav) and soaps. All The Soaps! Thought I would let you know so you could pass the word on. Thanks! Stay Awesome!
Don’t get me wrong: I love me some pre-made cleaning supplies. I just like to offer up a green-ish option, plus vinegar is usually cheaper.
I realized something tonight. My invisible corner isn't a spot that I overlook and becomes cluttered as hell. It's the corner of my house I can't clean. I sweep and dust around it because I don't want to move shit to get to the tiny crevices. Well, tonight I moved shit and I cleaned that damned corner! Filthy as hell. (well, it was) :)
I found out how to get motivated to unfuck the entire house - invite your grandparents to your house for dinner (for the very first time). Everything must now become perfect and clean in two weeks. The first round of dusting begins tonight (I never seem to get it all in the first go) and I will go through every room and move items that don't belong in that room to its real home. That way, I can tidy and clean by room during the next two weeks! Here's hoping it all works!
Two weeks is a totally reasonable amount of time! Just pace yourself, train your eyes to look at all the stuff that’s become part of the landscape, and don’t forget to take breaks. I can’t wait to hear about the progress!
Update! Essay 1 is ready for final review and Essay 2 is 3/4 done. I've been using the 45/15 to keep focused. AND! Since I always lose track of time, I'm running Bones on Netflix in the background. My only rule: listen, don't watch. When the episode is done, I tumbl or get snacks. Example: This is my 15. I have two minutes left then I start episode 3 and go in for the kill. :)
I used up all my unfucking energy this morning (and then all my literal energy on a run). I have two essays to write within the next three days and only put in two paragraphs so far. :( What is there that can ramp up motivation?
GO. GO NOW. DO A 45/15 RIGHT NOW OR I WILL YELL MORE. CLOSE EVERY DAMN TAB EXCEPT ONES THAT ARE NEEDED FOR YOUR ESSAYS AND DON’T COME BACK FOR 45 MINUTES.
THE YELLING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MOTIVATION IMPROVES.
Hello. It is 10pm. My team just submitted a 3 page, 2 spreadsheet project that is due tomorrow. We are not submitting it at 5pm tomorrow, we are not working on it at 3am this morning. We are done. 7 hours to spare. How? I did not fuck around for my contributions. All thanks to the unfucking that I have accepted into my heart. :) Thank you. (my team thanks you)
I have learned something about unfucking coursework - thanks to your original method - I can't do the 20/10 method. Some stuff requires deep reading and lots of cold, hard thinking. So, I have started this method - and aside from my inability to just understand the material - it's going well: 60 minutes of "Falling In" to the assignment followed by 45 minutes of new media - if I was on the computer, I walk away. If I was reading, I watch a movie. Repeat. Hope it helps!
Yes! I’m really interested to know what systems work for coursework, since it’s been mmmblmmph years since I’ve had to do anything for school.