Day 320: Should I Have a Plan for the Week?

A calming scene

It’s rare that I get a week off to just get on with things and I don’t want to waste it. Part of me wants to create a plan for this week and part of me wants to just go with the flow and see where it takes me. I need to organise things around here but I also need to rest and recharge.

Today has gone so quickly. Apart from cooking a roast beef dinner and driving to the entrance of the Next store for click and collect to pick up a top that my daugher needed for her dance lesson tomorrow, I don’t feel like I’ve achieved anything.

I did relax and watch a bit of TV this evening, but before that I felt as disorganised as anything and if it wasn’t for me having this coming week off I probably would have been rushing around trying to put things in their places. I keep losing things around the house, for example, I can’t even find the sheets for my youngest’s bed, and I’m starting to think that maybe I used them for covering things when painting 😀.

Fortunately, I know that when I’m starting to feel overwhelmed, it’s usually time for me to slow it right down. So, for that reason, I’m going to take it easy this week. This doesn’t mean that I’m not going to do anything, it just means that I’m not going to stress about getting it all done. I’ll just have regular me-time breaks and take things in my stride.

I don’t have any builders in apart from Friday for a couple of hours so I’m going to get back to my daily routines around the house and maybe add in a few more. This will give me a chance to see what’s not getting done.

I might even walk around making a note of areas that make me feel the most disorganised. I can then pick smaller sub sections to tidy as ‘quick wins’ to make me feel better.

The only room I won’t have to tidy and declutter is my daughter’s new room. There’s a bit of painting that needs doing in and around the new cupboard but that’s about it.

Just writing all that down had made me feel better.

What do you do when you feel disorganised?

Until tomorrow…



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
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2 Responses to Day 320: Should I Have a Plan for the Week?

  1. Quick wins are so important as is scheduled downtime. I find if I don’t schedule it then I put things off and get behind and that stresses me out, then thinking I need more downtime. It is a vicious circle. You have had a crazy life for awhile with all the prep and then the work, go slow and go for the little stuff.

    • Yes, it’s definitely is a vicious circle. I’m finding that it’s taking me a while to get into the tidying this week, so the quick wins are working. I do feel like I’m building up to a bigger tidying spree though, just maybe not this week as my body needs rest too.

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