Clean It For Me, Please?

I am a stay-at-home mom. I also have my own online business, I handle multitudes of blogs, build websites, do some marketing for these site... thumbnail 1 summary

I am a stay-at-home mom. I also have my own online business, I handle multitudes of blogs, build websites, do some marketing for these sites. It's simply like, I also have a job but I get to stay at home and arrange my schedule as I please. This is really great for us, because I get to be there when my husband and daughter needs me, at the same time, I have the freedom to devote as much time as I can on my online business.

But there are times, things can get really hectic and either house chores or work are relegated to the back seat because of just the sheer number of tasks that I have to accomplish. Like last week, getting sick is something I didn't plan or want to be, but these things happen. So, this week I'm almost up to the neck with house work, the laundry is piled high up, I have lots of stuff to scrub and clean, errands to run. My blogs and websites are also a bit on the stale side because of the short break. And to top all that, Christmas is fast approaching! This time were not going out of the country but we still plan to go somewhere the whole weekend, perhaps to the beach or somewhere quiet where we could have a nice family Christmas celebration.

Seriously, this is one of those times that I want to hire commercial janitorial services to just help ease things for me. Wouldn't it be wonderful if somebody could do the laundry, dust all windows and furnishings, vacuum clean (i just can't stand dust!!), change the sheets etc? For me, that would be heaven sent!

At least it would free sometime for me to update my work and be ahead instead of being always behind the deadlines. I would also get to have extra time to do some Christmas shopping (I haven't started this yet!! and I hate the Christmas rush and just the throngs of people in the malls!). I could also some little 'me time', go to a spa, a salon and have my hair treatment which I seriously haven't had for six months (a crime if you ask me..:D), or just to have coffee and girl talk with friends..

Don't I just wish I could hire cleaning services? Makes me think of really checking if these are available here in Phnom Penh...


A Cute Pig Cup..

Just something I found funny... It's cute but I'm not sure I want to drink from a cup that makes me look like an piggy.. thumbnail 1 summary
Just something I found funny... It's cute but I'm not sure I want to drink from a cup that makes me look like an piggy..

Stop Procrastination and Have More Time To Accomplish More

Stressed out because you always seem to ran out of time? Are you always rushing about especially near deadlines? What could be the reason fo... thumbnail 1 summary
Stressed out because you always seem to ran out of time? Are you always rushing about especially near deadlines? What could be the reason for this? You might be taking on too much task that you can handle yourself, you don't get help or you simply don't delegate. Another big possibility is that you are not organized and delaying or your procrastination habit is getting in your way of accomplishing important things.

It's easy to develop the habit of procrastination. Who doesn't want to lie low or stall a task that is unanticipated? But the moment you start delaying what needs to be done, it'll be a habit in no time. Procrastination will then be detrimental to you being more effective in managing your job or your home.

It might be easy to fall into the procrastinating pattern but it is a lot harder to beat it. Hard but not impossible. However, recognizing and facing the problem and coming up with an organized and realistic plan to beat the habit is a positive way to get started.

Start by evaluating yourself. Notice your habits. Some things might be so ingrained to you and come out naturally without you realizing its already a procrastination habit. Don't be too hard on yourself, evaluate yourself slowly and honestly. It might take sometime to fully recognize your procrastinating ways, the tip is to pick out a task, example: bill payment tasks. Analyze your current habits with regards to this particular task, break it down and see where your errors are. Knowing the little ways we delay or procrastinate would help us overcome it easily.

Once you're able to identify your specific procrastination habits, then take time to plan how you can manage your time more effectively. Example, bill payment delays might be easily overcome by organizing your bills based on their due dates. Marking these dates on your daily calendar might also help remind you of the pending task. In terms of projects with deadlines, instead of cramming and panicking when the deadline is near, it is a good idea to practice working on it bit by bit, or a daily basis. Also, learn how to delegate and ask for help if you are physically incapable of accomplishing the task.

Keep yourself motivated to be on time and organized. Rewarding yourself is a good idea to keep on track. Don't wait until you have accomplished a big goal before giving yourself a 'pat on the back'. If you were able to do all your housework in time then have a good soak in a bath or have a pedicure or whatever you fancy to reward yourself.

Make a personal commitment to break the habit. Promising yourself that you would avoid the delaying tactics is a start. Another good idea is to tell someone else about your commitment. Involve others in your quest to improve your time management and organizing skills. You might want to solicit your family's help in setting deadlines or reviewing your results. That way, someone else will be setting expectations for you would most likely to boost your commitment to achieve your goals.

Constantly remind yourself about the positives of managing your time effectively. For one, being organized would give your more time to do whatever you enjoy.You'll be less stressed and pressured because if you are not procrastinating, you don't need to cram or rush after too many tasks.And finally, the sense of accomplishment, of completing a job is surely a major motivator for anyone wanting to get rid of their procrastination habit.

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