Day 182: Dreaming About Being Unorganised is a Wake Up Call

I had the most frustrating dream last night and had to type it up as soon as I woke up…

Someone knocked on the door to give me and my husband a lift to a party in London and we weren’t ready, so I said that we’d be out in five minutes and closed the door. The truth was that my husband was asleep on the settee and I was nowhere near ready as I couldn’t find anything I needed. I didn’t know where my make up was (and when I found some, I couldn’t remember how to put it on… it’s been a while); I couldn’t find my contact lenses to wear instead of glasses; my shoes weren’t in the cupboard; I couldn’t remember which wardrobe my dresses were in, and I had no idea if I even had an appropriate handbag or jacket to go with the dress. I felt really unorganised and stressed.

The people waiting in the car weren’t even people I knew which didn’t make sense, but it did feel embarrassing that we weren’t ready.

And then a long time after the first knock on the door there was a second one. I panicked that they would go to the party without us. My husband still hadn’t even come upstairs to get ready; I think he was still asleep on the settee….

I know it was only a dream, but I think there were some messages there for me about putting things away where I can find them. And labeling them if necessary in case I forget in my old age, ha ha. As we’re in lockdown, we won’t be going partying for a while so I think I have enough time to organise my stuff; however, it did make me think about how easy it could be to just put things in their places once and for all.

I didn’t finish my dream so I will never know how it ended. Maybe I went to the party by myself or maybe I just crumpled up in a stressed heap on the floor and cried. All I know is that it was taking me much longer to get ready, because I couldn’t find things that should be easy to find.

When I told my mum on the phone about my dream she said that it must have been playing on my mind about things not being in their place. My husband said that the dream was probably highlighting to me that I’m stressed. No surprise there!

One thing I do know… at least in my dream I would have been able to gift wrap the present because of my new wrapping paper storage bag I got yesterday 😃.

My progress today

I forgot to put the bins out last night so I got up really early, threw some clothes on, crept around emptying the bins around the house, dragged the bins round the back and then went back to bed! Another example of where I could be a bit more organised.

Other progress today…

In my head, I quickly ran through the list of things I couldn’t find in my dream. I think I’m okay with where to find contact lenses, make up, and a dress; however, I would probably struggle to find appropriate shoes and a bag (which I think are in one of the bedroom cupboards that I haven’t sorted out yet… plenty of time for that). I probably wouldn’t bother with a jacket if I was going in the car.

Other things today… I worked and then cooked spaghetti bolognese for dinner…

Spaghetti bolognese

Then I decluttered and cleaned the kitchen sink and surrounding area as stuff had started to accumulate.

Before decluttering and cleaning sink

I put things away, and gave everything a good scrub and wipe down.

After decluttering and cleaning sink

A bit of fun

I was going to go to bed early this evening and then my husband started requesting songs on Alexa. He turned into a DJ and started asking for song requests by email and text. The girls came downstairs and joined in the fun and we danced around the lounge. I got to go to the party after all 😀!

Until tomorrow…

Sandra

About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com
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3 Responses to Day 182: Dreaming About Being Unorganised is a Wake Up Call

  1. Ah yes trash day, I am usually pretty good at remembering as a matter of fact I had a neighbor admit to me that they waited to see if I put out my trash and recycling to see if they should. Great now I had others relying on me being organized! I told her I din’t need that kind of pressure.

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