Hello to you all and Happy New Year!
Now that the craziness is behind us it’s time to to get our homes back into some kind of order and create or re-establish our routines. I find though that I often procrastinate the most when I get overwhelmed and stressed over how much needs to be done. It’s at times like these that I have to stop focusing on the big picture, break the tasks down into small manageable steps and just do the “next thing”. It’s the only way I know how to avoid the negative thoughts that threaten to overtake and consume me causing me to not only get further behind but even more overwhelmed. It’s the “small things” that lead to things getting done one task at a time creating a sense of accomplishment that fuels continuation and fosters self-discipline.
Rachel Anne of the beautiful blog Home Sanctuary similarly believes that doing the “small things” can lead to big results. Starting today she is beginning a new series titled “Sanctuary is in the Small Things” where she will lovingly provide various “small things” we can do each day to create peace, order and beauty in our homes. The complete package.
Peace: What are some ways that you bring peace in your relationships? How do you create a peaceful atmosphere? This category includes your spiritual life.
Order: What are simple things you do to create quick order in your daily life? It can be cleaning, organizing, sheduling, budgeting etc.
Beauty: How do you bring beauty into your home in ways that please the senses? What are things you do to make your home feel good?
She invites us to join her as a Company Girl and participate in performing “small things” each day in 2008! I’m looking forward to it because although I do okay in the organizing department (Rachel Anne has even kindly asked me to contribute in this area) there are many other areas that I need to work on in order to create a home sanctuary for my family.
If you’d like to join in on the fun here are some posts to help get you started:
Doesn’t that sound do-able?
Here’s to getting things done in 2008!