Friday, January 21, 2011

Resolution THREE: Get Organized!

     I am a haphazard soul by nature.  Every part of my being yearns for structure, but it just does not come naturally for me.  I fundamentally loathe, but desperately need a routine.  I just always seem to buck the system.  Heck, I even buck my OWN system.  I am a person who sometimes actually forgets to put on deodorant.  Really.  Who does that?  Me!

     I seriously think I have ADD.  So, now what?  I am a self diagnosed attention deficit mother who used to have it sooooo together.  I remember a boss once telling me in my early twenties, "You really get it.  For a young person, you REALLY have it together."  Wow.  I feel so far from that right now and this problem I have with being scattered is starting to affect my friendships, my work, and my kids and I DO NOT like it.  Yes, I would love to take a pill and make the fog just disappear, and there probably is a pill out there that will do just that, but I have such a hard time with the idea of putting that kind of chemical in my body at this point in my life.  I am trying to get healthy and do what's right for my health by eating as close to the source as possible, so foreign substances just don't fit into my program!

So, I am going to make a HUGE effort to get it together. I have made myself a daily schedule and I set tons of alarms on my IPhone to help me stay on task.  I know this is so elementary for most of you, but it really is a big deal for me.  I am going to try to start my day earlier so I won't have to stress the kids out by being rushed to get ready for school.  How nice it would be to get to actually sit down and eat breakfast with them!

I'm going to use technology to assist me and not distract me.  I'm syncing my calendars, making it fun to check off all there is to do on the "to do" list, and walking around sounding like a fire house in a three alarm fire.  Thank you beloved IPhone!

I really think this will make 2011 a much happier, healthier, balanced, and more productive year.  That's what I'm going for anyway!

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