I have been trying lately to get it together. I am turning 23 this year and I feel, for some reason, that there is more pressure on 23 than I’ve ever had. More pressure to succeed, to get organized, to start a family, to buy a house. And I can hear my mom now saying, “Cass, it’ll happen when it happens, stop worrying about it. You’re doing fine.” And as much as I may appreciate her words, the pressure doesn’t go away. If I could draw my perfect life, I would have already bought a beautiful starter house with my husband and have my first mini me on the way. I would have money in the bank, and an organized and healthy lifestyle. And although some of these things are in the works, and unfortunately no, I do not mean the mini me, I still feel that life right now is not all that I would have pictured with 23 around the corner.
SO! I have been trying recently to change all things in my control. I am trying (with many obstacles and hiccups) to get healthy, and I am really working on organizing my life. I have come up with something that I call my GYST list. It is something I do once a week and it stands for “Get Your Shit Together”. I find it fitting for my current state of mind. Here is what it is for me:
My GYST list is a list that I made for myself to complete once a week to make sure that I can stay as “on top” of life as I can. It includes all of my house chores, errands, bills to pay and typically a special project to complete. It changes week to week usually but here is what I generally have on my list:
- Iron/ Put away clean clothes
- Vacuum and dust
- Wash bedding and throw blankets
- Clean bathroom
- Special project
- Pay *insert list of bills here*
- Wash and vacuum car
- Review budget and update calendars
Seems simple enough right? And since I work 4 10 hour shifts, I get 3 days off. Which basically grants me a full cleaning day and a weekend still, and is, by the way, the best thing ever. Making this list for myself has given me a bit of the structure that I need to make sure that things get done and as anyone can plainly see, it’s not the least bit intimidating.
Even though I have very little control over most things in my life, I can at least take action to accomplish small victories, (yes getting all the laundry done, ironed and put away in one day counts as a victory), and this helps me to stay on track in general.
Try it out and make it your own! I know that many of you have no issue keeping yourself in line but that is just not me. This has become a necessity for me!
Also… ladies, I promise you that taking charge in areas like cleaning and doing your hubby’s sweaty gym laundry gets you back rubs and kisses. So I call it a win-win.
I know this was a quick post but I just felt like sharing! Thanks for letting me ramble about ironing!