Yesterday I began implementing some of the changes I wanted to START (my word-of-the-year), and was so proud of myself for getting up at 5:00 am…no snooze, no talking myself into going back to bed, no accepting excuses! I got some work done and then was able to enjoy a day with my daughter and our friends. Had I not gotten up early, I would have gotten very little work done, and would have felt guilty all day.
Today was a different story. Though not intentionally AT ALL, my alarm didn’t go off. Or I didn’t hear it. I’m not really sure. I slept hard through the night. I can tell I’m still catching up from NYE. (I know, I’m such a weenie!) My husband had a rough night sleeping and early in the morning went out to the couch. I woke when he did, but in my blindness without contacts I had no idea what time it was. I just had a feeling that my alarm clock would be going off soon. But I woke to the sound of Brad in the shower and my daughter barreling out of her room and I knew it had to be later than 5:00 am. In fact, it was just after 7:00. Brad was running late for work (which never happens), and I missed getting up for a 2nd consecutive day. Total disappointment.
I’m not about to let a little setback hold me back, however, so I got up, made coffee right away, and got to work. In the end I lost a couple hours, but I didn’t give up the entire day because of it. Let me be an example for you of moving forward, not with perfection but with persistence. “Small progress is still progress” – unknown
In fact, as my friend and I discussed our words of the year yesterday, I described the photo I used for my graphic. I told her that the sidewalk was cracked and my pants weren’t even, but that overall I liked the picture and that maybe those things were symbolic. She practically finished my sentence and said that it doesn’t have to be perfect. You just have to start! Love it!
My goal for today was to reconfigure the pegboard above my desk, get my daily routine printed and framed, and work on my vision board. I got it done! I also wanted to complete this post earlier, but that didn’t happen. I was able to give my daughter a final fun day of vacation, though, and I got to Jazzercise to workout before getting groceries. All-in-all, not bad.
My pegboard has changed and evolved since I first made it here. As I removed some of the original things (the frames that held my first daily routine and cleaning schedule), etc., it became much less functional, too. I decided it was time to get back to function.
I created a new daily routine…much. more. simplified. You know, so that maybe I could actually DO IT.
I’ll be sharing a blank printable version for you to use very soon but am running out of time today! I also printed info that I use when creating graphics for my blog so that it’s easy to see when I need it. I had it printed on an index card before and just typed it and framed it so it looks nicer. I also hung up my planner bag that I got at Hobby Lobby. Before when I would take my planner out, I had to find a spot on the desk to sit it, and if the desk was full, the floor. Now it has a place all its own!
So that my goals are front-and-center and where I’ll see them every day, I used a chunk of the pegboard for this display. “Goals” and “done” are vinyl cut on my Pazzles, and then I created cards for each goal. When I complete one, it will get moved below! I think I’m going to also add a row for “rewards”. We should treat ourselves when we achieve our goals, after all!
To the right of the pegboard, I hung this sign I painted at a sign painting party!
To the left of my desk I added a bulletin board and am using it as a vision board. It’s not done, but the important stuff is there…pictures of my family, inspirational quotes, and my word-of-the-year where I won’t miss it!
Well that’s it for now! I’ll try to share more about the daily routine, as well as a printable version, tomorrow! If you have a word-of-the-year or a vision board of your own, please share in the comments, or post on Instagram tagging My Blissful Space and using the hashtag #start!