Instead of finishing off the next two blog posts I have in the queue (Garage Organization Update and How To Tame the Paper Trail, which are both going to be awesome), I’ve decided to write about what is on my mind today.
Almost every night for the past 2 months, I’ve gone to bed telling myself I was starting a diet the next day. I’m not exaggerating: six nights out of seven I plan to start a diet the next day, because frankly I think Sundays are bad days for starting diets. Then, during the day, something stressful will trigger me to eat something I shouldn’t (I have a raging sweet tooth), and then when I feel like I’ve already failed, I go ahead and finish off the rest of the ice cream or plate of cookies.
It occurred to me that my readers and organizing clients might feel the same way about cleaning and organizing their homes. I’ve seen the cycle a lot, I’ve just never drawn the comparison. You start your cleaning schedule for the week, but then you have a bad day, and you just give up on it. Meanwhile, the mess and disorganization get worse while you wait for that perfect time to try again. You pick a time and start again, but when something stops you from living your schedule perfectly, the vicious cycle continues.
We aren’t so different you and me – Getting Healthy and Getting Organized have a lot in common. And that is why I’m going to start a new series called Organizing Myself to Health, where I will share my struggle to regain my health and everything I learn along the way. I hope my insights can help others in this kind of awful cycle with their health or with organizing.
Week 1: Assess the Damage
- This week I will weigh myself (gulp) and take pictures of my front, side, and back view. I also plan to measure my waist, hips, thighs, calves, neck and upper arms. I wish I could measure my cheeks, because they really blow up when I put on some weight! I guess I’ll just have to see their change in pictures.
- I will also work on deciding what my first goal is going to be and start cutting out some of the obvious bad things from my diet, like late night ice cream and cookies for lunch.
- If you are following along, but working on getting organized. Assess your home and schedule. How chaotic is your environment and your life?
Will you join me, whether you struggle with weight, disorganization, or something else? Subscribe to get the emails so you get all my updates. I’d love your support on this. I am hoping that making my struggle public will give me the extra push I need to make a real and permanent change.
Thinking about the M&M’s in my pantry,
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