Simplify Your Life Journal

Find help planning your simplifying goals by reading about how iVillager Tracie organized her day.

Morning Question:

How do you plan to simplify today?

I would love to get my desk all cleaned out and organized. It is very cluttered and my filing cabinet is too.

I have found it is so easy to just shove things in each drawer, nook and cranny that my desk has. I was looking for my son's bus schedule last night and just could not find it. Well after searching through stacks of papers in the drawers I finally found it. Not a smart thing to do!

So my goal today is to get my filing cabinet organized and labeled to make things more accessible. I normally keep my house very tidy and organized, it is just this past summer we have been so busy I have been on the concept of “Ill do it tomorrow.” But I need to get this done!

Fabulous exercise, I am going to enjoy this challenge.

Evening Questions:

What were you able to accomplish today?

I am thrilled! I got it all done! My two-year-old took a three-hour nap so needless to say I faced what I have been procrastinating for months. But I sat down and cleaned my entire desk off. I also went through my filing cabinet and put it in order! Yippee! I am thrilled and this desk looks great!

Yes, I can find things now! I feel so organized now!

If you accomplished everything on your list, how does that make you feel?

I feel great, I find a lot of times when I do make a list I find excuses no matter how big or small to steer around them! Isn’t that awful? Yes, that’s procrastination! LOL! Yet as of today my list was completed and I feel great! Next challenge please! LOL!

If something derailed your plans, what was it? Was it out of your control? Will it affect your plans?

I must admit, if my two-year-old son had not napped for three hours I may not have been able to accomplish this entire task at one try. I am so glad he did though and I was able to get it all finished. I hate doing part of a project like that and having it “hanging over my head” to finish. So, yes I admit if he were up I would not have finished it. Time was on my side today because this desk is sparkling and organized!

To read more of Tracies's entries, go to her Simplify Your Life journal

You can find Tracie, aka cl-kittykats4 on the Simplify Your Life message board!

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