Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Blues & Power Hour

Gosh what a Friday.

I hope you all had a wonderful week! I know you're looking forward to this weekend as much as I am!


Do you ever sit down at night and put together a to-do list of things you want to accomplish the next morning? You are so pumped up about all of the things that are going to get done as you lay your head down. But when you wake up, the last thing you want to do is look at that to-do list or do anything other than turn on Netflix and drink coffee? 

This was my morning today.

I woke up with no ambition to do anything. I made the coffee, helped my husband find the pieces to his uniform, and had breakfast with him before he left for work. 

After he left, I glanced at the to-do list. I kept saying in 20, 30, 40 minutes I'll get up and start this list. Next thing I know, two hours went past. It was now 11:00 am, and nothing got accomplished. 

I decided to check out my IG, and am so thankful that I did. 

I came across a post from @Sarahboparah who is doing a #sarahboparahproductiveweek. I decided to whip out my notepad and make a list with more achievable goals, and then split them into tasks. 

This worked wonders. I also followed her "power hour" method. I turned my phone on silent, let the dog outside (we have a fenced in yard) and turned on the TV. I conquered that list in an hour. I focused on nothing but cleaning and making sure everything on that list was done. I was at peace knowing that I was only going to do what I could in an hour, and if it didn't get done, then it didn't get done. 

I was able to finish everything. I realize that by sitting down making a list of things that I'd like to do, I pretty much set myself up for failure. Although I had good intentions, I knew today wasn't a day where I had endless energy. I had to set some boundaries for myself so I wasn't sitting and looking at a un-checked off list.

This power-hour method works wonders. 

I challenge you to try it. If you have a long list of things to do, and your just not feeling it, give yourself an hour. Just 60 minutes out of your day to dedicate to that list. Also take a new notepad, a few tasks, and break them into mini-sections.

For example:

My main goal today was cleaning so my list looked a little bit like this:

Kitchen:
-put away dishes
-sanitize counters
-sweep floors

Bedroom:
-make bed
-sweep floors

And the list went on. 

I'm so thankful for IG and the community that my planner brought me. 

The ideas, creativity, and inspiration is everywhere in the community and its amazing.

Thank you so much Sarah from @Sarahboparah on IG. I suggest y'all go follow her for some more inspiration!

I hope you have a great relaxing, yet productive weekend! 

Until next time, 
Jennifer

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