My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Simplify My Life

Blog Prompt: This week is Simplify Your Life Week. What are some ways that you could simplify your life?

I have found that being retired pretty much simplified my life but left me feeling so disorganized that I couldn’t enjoy it. I decided to do certain household chores on certain days of the week. This helped me get them done instead of trying to do all of them at once whenever I got around to them. Another thing I’ve done was plan dinner for the week and grocery shop once a week. This has helped us save tons of money plus I’m not stressing about what we will eat each night. I also garden about an hour each morning and try to do a little bit each day instead of trying to get everything done all at once. I’m starting to see a lot of progress by doing this and I don’t feel miserable when I’m done.


glynis said...

Sounds like a wonderful schedule!!

Dodie said...

Did you find the same "issues" when you were working and summer vacation rolled around?

Every summer I start out with the best intentions: 2 weeks to "play", "spring cleaning" and then a month of playtime. Do I ever accomplish any of it? Yep! The play part.

Now that school starts next week, I find that I am in a funk because some of the housework that I planned didn't get done. But I can take a different look at it because if it DID get done, it would soon be undone. Problem solved.