Word Of The Week -1 #WotW

The lovely Jocelyn from The Reading Residence has recently started a new linky, called ‘Word Of The Week’.  The challenge being to to find one word that sums up your week.  I love a linky and a challenge, so jumped at the chance to join in.

So the word of our week is

organisedI could have chosen a few other words, pain, illness, tired, grumpy, but I want to focus on a positive aspect of the week.

I have LOTS going on in my head, things I should be doing, things I want to do and if I just let these thoughts roam free, I get very stressed.  I want to do so much and do put alot of pressure on myself.  Hence the resulting stress.  I am an organiser by trade, but it usually escapes my home life, especially since Baby was born.

So this week I have tried to take control and it has made me feel a bit better.  I have focused on home and my blog.  Some aspects are still work in progress, but I have made a start.

I have finally bought a calendar for the kitchen, so we can see what’s coming up.  The first time in 14 years we have had a calendar in the house (usually just relying on our phones). It has columns for each of us, shopping list and note pad and has been useful already.  I also want to get in a better routine with the household chores (definitely still work in progress) by doing little and often.  I plan to make myself a timetable, just stating what I have to do each day.  When I am tired, hassled and stressed I find it hard to think straight and nothing much gets done.  So this might be a positive step.

I spent quite a while the other night ordering hundreds of photo’s (using the free prints you are offered when you sign up, what a saving!), as I take so many photo’s, but haven’t actually printed any yet.  I want to put some in Baby’s My Life Story diary and create a picture wall in our living room.  So another job ticked off my never ending list.photos

I love my blog, it is time I take for me.  I know it is about Baby and our family life, but I enjoy the process and the writing.  When I am stressed I do not feel creative and then I panic that I won’t have a post.  I know no-one will care, but I will, as I want to keep posting regularly.  So I have been thinking ahead and planning what I might like to post, and getting a few ideas in draft form.  I have also produced a spreadsheet detailing all the linkys I am aware of.  Sometimes I have an idea for a post to find the linky has just closed, so hopefully knowing what’s going on, when and where will help me plan and again reduce my stress.

All I need to do now is to focus on my new business!

WOTW

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18 thoughts on “Word Of The Week -1 #WotW

  1. I love getting organised – it makes everything feel so much better! Sounds like you’ve had a great week 🙂

  2. Sounds like you’re getting sorted then, and great progress in just one week. I have a calendar with lots of columns, and my diaries, and I draft posts like that, too, as ideas come to me. Like you, I need to get them out of my head and in order to feel better. I’ve a great linky list that I pinned recently, it’ll be on my blogging tips board, so just grab that one, too. Thanks for joining in with #WotW x

  3. Organised was my first word too! Good luck with your business. Shout if you need any help from on business mum to another

  4. Share your wish to get organised with household stuff and blogging too. I blog a lot but that is because my head is always so full. Sometimes would be better to plan ahead methinks.

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