Oh how I love Might Monday's!! I just thrill at the thought. What I like most about my/our Might Monday's is how they work for us. Each of us needs to find a system that works. We all have different personalities, priorities, so what works for me won't work for you. I can't encourage you enough though to find a
system that works for you. I love doing laundry once a week, but have to do it twice a week because I can't do it all once a week. But we get it all done twice a week. That works for us. You might like doing a load or two a day. You might like having various people doing their own laundry. There isn't an absolute right or wrong here, but if your system isn't working, keep trying till you find one that does. The laundry needs to get done.
Cleaning the house: you might like doing a little every day. We hit the bathrooms and floors, once a week, need it or not. We are finding that the basement bathroom is getting kind of grungy at a once a week cleaning. I have six kids down there and I don't check it. I think I'll add a chore to someone's life and have them just clean the mirror and touch up during the week. Grunge isn't
good, but a thorough cleaning twice a week is just too much.
Another aspect of our having a system that has worked so successfully for so long is we all know what is expected and we can just do it. Minimal drama. I have to say minimal because I have two that fight over cleaning which bathroom. Seriously!!! You'd think they'd be happy we have two bathrooms to clean. Good grief. So, they switch off every week but of course can't agree on the switching, alas, the minimal drama comment. But as a whole, we can come back from being out of town, which has been happening a bit lately, and within a day we are back on schedule, house is clean, laundry done and if we are really on
top of our game the vehicle we took is up to speed too. That makes me happy.
Different things will make you happy, are you hitting the happy
meter? Throwing away stuff thrills me too!! We all need margin, we need empty time and space. Throwing stuff away gives me needed space.
Oh I love it when the house is clean, the laundry is done and I know what we are having for supper. Wahoo. And when I know what we are having for supper for a week or two; life is really good then. Today I just want to finish my IRS taxes. That cloud has been hanging over me and I NEED it to move. I thought I had it done on Saturday but then remembered one more thing. I don't think it will take too long, and even if it takes longer than planned I have a strategy. So, the cloud doesn't seem quite as dark as it has been hanging over me. Every day my husband would call and ask how I am, every day I'd say all is fine except
the I-R-S!!! So ridiculous to procrastinate and yet I do.
I am thankful that most of my daily life stuff I don't procrastinate. As a whole I tackle what is before me. Maybe next year I'll be more on top of my tax game, smile. No promises to anyone.
My word of encouragement to each of you today is to be honest with yourself and deal with whatever issues are stressing you out. Read organizational books or articles and learn how to manage your time or your space or your money, or whatever it is that would make your life smoother. Read some recipe books if you need some meal preparation inspiration. The experts have written everything down, so you can basically study any topic.