Yep, this sums things up nicely 🙂
It is a total pain in the backside – and I mean that quite literally some days!
But I am still progressing forward, for all the frustration I have been feeling. From the time I wake up, it’s actually taking me less time to ‘get going’, and I have been able to get up more days than not. If I could just get to sleep at a sensible time of the night (morning) things would be even better.
My weepy day last week, resulted in a long chat with my friend and ended with me deciding I need to contact Pimp My Ride and ask for a reinforced triple width skateboard, complete with Acme vertical extender thing for when I need to be higher than ground level. Not forgetting a handle at the side that I can pump to inflate and deflate the extender thing.
With something like that I would have the cleanest skirting boards and floors in the County.
My daughter suggested microfibre ‘noodle’ knickers for floor cleaning as a possible good investment. Haha!! I can see me now……scooting around on me bum. It’d be quicker than a mop due to the bigger surface area!!
I might need to get an All Terrain version for trips to the shops. The skateboard – not the knickers!!
But my friend also gave me a boot up the proverbial bum with a suggestion I used to make great use of, but have lapsed on using. The simple LIST.
I now have a notebook devoted entirely to them, and a few pages are covered already. Lists of stuff I need to get done/want to get done/ ought to get done/ can do when I can’t do much else etc etc
The humble goal is to cross off at least one thing each day – no matter what!! This way, even after a bad week I can look back and see that I wasn’t a complete waste of time and space.
I strangely felt extra delight yesterday for doing something that wasn’t even on a list – I sorted and cleaned out the cat’s cupboard where we keep all their food and bowls, treats and new collars etc.
It was easy because I could sit on the floor to do it. But the extra delight came purely from the fact it wasn’t on a list (I added it later, then cossed it off LOL).
So, instead of looking at stuff NOT done as a failure, I am viewing even small things done as an achievement – and the lists help me to do that. So simple yet so effective 😀