A Cold Bank Holiday Monday is an Opportunity to Potter Around the House

Today is a dreary and cold bank holiday Monday… and it’s not ideal because it’s still August and it’s the last bank holiday in the UK before Christmas. Having said that, this weather is perfect for getting things off the to-do list. You don’t feel guilty about doing things around the house when it’s not sunny outside. It also helps if you do some sort of exercise first such as a brisk walk as it’s known to increase motivation and this helps you get started.

Being inside and not having plans to go anywhere today means that I am ticking things off my to-do list. Some things are not even on a list at all; they are just constant reminders as I walk around the house of things I haven’t done, such as:

  • accumulated recycling by the back door,
  • batteries that need testing to see if they are new or used,
  • washing that needs doing,
  • bins in every room that need emptying,
  • clothes that need washing or putting away,
  • paperwork accumulating (old and new stuff)
  • other general clutter

These reminders of jobs not done are never-ending. Today I’m getting things done one by one and it’s actually looking tidy around here.

We had a full day out yesterday and we have a full day out tomorrow, but today is just a potter day. I do love those kind of days sandwiched between two days out.

So, wherever you are in the world, whether it’s a bank holiday or not, and irrespective of what the weather is like, is there still enough time left in the day to have a potter about and see what you can get done? Arm yourself with a black sack, a recycling bag and a charity bag, set the timer and take the bags around with you as you go. I’ve filled one large black sack, one large recycling bag and even though I already took three bags to the charity shop on Friday, I still managed to find a few more items.

I guarantee you will feel better after your allotted time of pottering about. You can even reward yourself with a cup of tea and a treat afterwards.

Until next time…



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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