Real question: Does anyone else get hit with that feeling of “omg my life is a hot mess” every Thursday morning or is that just me?? I woke up yesterday and barely could manage to put together a clean, professional work appropriate outfit because all my workpants that fit were dirty. Dishes piled in the sink because we just didn’t have the TIME to do them with our endless holiday parties, dinner invitations, and oh yeah, that final project that is due today. I couldn’t find a single clean travel coffee mug, and since the only food we have in our house is left over thanksgiving we have yet to throw out, even though its way past its expiration date, I also left the house without making breakfast or packing a lunch.
For a type-A, list-making, meal planning, organized freak like me, this scenario makes me so anxious. But it seriously is a weekly occurrence. Every Thursday, I have a repeat of this morning. And I think to myself how this weekend, I will recover. I will get my life back in order, I’ll prepare better, and next week will be better. But then the weekend comes, and I just try to jam pack it FULL of all the things that I didn’t get done all week, that I start back over on Monday’s, trying to just keep my head above water! This weekend I am determined to make it different. To find a balance between productivity, and relaxation. I am not exactly sure how, considering we have some holiday commitments threatening to beat out the cleaning and grocery shopping and meal planning, but I am going to do my best to prepare well this weekend, so next Thursday, I don’t feel like my life is falling apart.
The good news is that once this class is totally finished today, I will be taking a break from my masters program. At my old job, I only paid 20% of my education costs. This job doesn’t offer that benefit, and in order to finish school it will cost $12,000 that likely, wont pay for itself for quite some time. I am going to take the next six months to study for my Professional in Human Resources Certification which is much more cost effective, and it is what most companies prefer HR professionals to have. Once I am done with school work, at least 5 hours of my week will be freeeeeeeeeeee. Just kidding, starting in January, I need to study for that PHR test like its my job.
I am considering giving a weekly cleaning schedule a try so I don’t save it all to do on Sundays. I am also planning on jumping right back into meal planning. I do it almost every week, and this week has been a hot mess without that structure (and without groceries).
Does anyone else have any “How to Organize Your Life and Not Drown in Housework, laundry, meal prep,etc” tips? I could sure use them!!!! I hope your weekend is equal parts restful and productive, lovelies!
PS: I just would like you all to know we resorted to giving our dog anxiety medication when we leave the house because he is severely injuring himself trying to break out of his crate every day. When I left today, Ollie was laying on top of the crate, just swatting at Jak's head. HAHA. This is my life, folks.