Friday, January 25, 2013

I Really Should...

Lately I've felt like I've gotten a lot done.  I've always found that the busier I am the more productive I end up being.  I need those deadlines to keep me in check sometimes (not that there's anything wrong with lazy days!).  

Another thing that's been helping me is that I've been trying to implement the "if it only takes a minute" rule.  This means, if something is simple to do, then I go ahead and do it.  Example: this morning when I changed pants 5 times, I put the discarded pants back in the drawer.  I put my empty coffee cup in the dishwasher instead of the sink.  Sometimes taking a minute helps a lot.

Today many of my thoughts started with "I really should..." and instead of just thinking about it, I actually did it.  

"I really should vacuum."  Done.  The floors look so much better.

I could probably have another dog based on all the hair my poor vacuum collected.

"I really should bake cookies (come on guys, it was cold outside!), but first I really should do these dishes so I have room to make those cookies."  Done and done.  

"These cookies smell awesome.  I really should wait longer than the time it takes to get them out of the oven before I eat one and burn myself....again."  I read a blog and then dug in.  

Worth the 2 minute wait :-)

"I really should get to the gym."  Unfortunately by the time I bundled up and got to the gym, the one treadmill (WTF apartments, let's fix the other two please) was taken so I hit up the elliptical for a couple of miles.  

"I really should run all 4 miles I planned."  BOOM.  35:12.  Yeah I know.  The elliptical is a good warm up.   I'm trying hard to love it.

It feels good following through.  Happy weekend!!


  1. I embraced this today and actually put my jeans away after swapping them out for lamby jammies after our cold walk instead of just draping them over the chair. Then I put away all of the other things that were draped across the chair for the rest of the week. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Yay! It's amazing how taking a minute can prevent the big pile ups later in the week. :-)