Ooh, is it Hyperbole and a Half? CLEAN ALL THE THINGS!
I am indeed inspired by Hyperbole and a Half.
You will rock at this, because you rock in general. Because even though you don't succeed at all you do, you always TRY.
I am already impressed, just with the scope of your plan. If me seeing you say you'll do it helps in any way to ensure you follow through, I'll feel even better.
And I can't quite place the quote, but it sounds Blackadderish.
Thanks for the support.
And you're kind of close, in that it is from a British comedy, but not Black Adder or anything involving Rowan Atkinson.
Argh, it's tantalizingly familiar. I just know I'm going to go "oh yeah" when you reveal (you will eventually reveal, right?)
Sure. It's from Yes, Minister. The best BritCom ever.
Ah, I feel better now. I've never seen that one, so I feel better at not getting the reference (albeit worse about never having seen it, which has been on my to-do list for ages).
The original colors to the mast is sailing jargon, isn't it? As for trousers to the mast, I don't know . . .
The original is sailing. The exchange mentioned is from a British comedy.
I have been feeling very similarly to what you describe and have been considering doing something similar. So I hope you'll post updates!
At this point, my day is starting much slower than I desired. But I am dressing for the gym, darn it!
This is an exceptionally awesome plan.
I will definitely be looking to everyone for support!
For New Year's this year, I created something I call my to-do list. I located a spiral notebook calendar with several lines for each day. I assigned certain regular tasks to a certain day of the week, such as changing sheets and scrubbing bathrooms. But the really effective part of this is that I assign long-overdue chores/tasks to days of the week, and... I do them on that day. No excuses, I just do them. Then I can put a check mark beside them as DONE!*
My results have been mixed, but mostly positive. I'm actually doing the regular chores on the assigned days. And I've accomplished more to-do list items in the past two months than I did in the last two years. By far, the hardest part has been the actual motivation to get off my tuchas and MOVE! The anticipation is so much tougher than actually doing the deed.
When you have much to do, it can become so overwhelming that you just don't wanna do any of it. This way, I can look at the freshly mopped tile floor and smile with satisfaction that I actually DID something.
Your plan looks similar, if more ambitious (the cooking part does me in--also the gym) but I hoped you might find something in this comment that might help with your THINGS.
*I use pencil, so if I don't get to an item on its assigned day I can move it to another day. The important thing is it is down in writing so I can't just ignore it. Whatever works...
2014-03-02 04:59 am (UTC)
Cooking more often...
I've found that having a weekly or monthly menu has helped us to avoid the whole "I don't want to cook, let's get take away food."
2014-03-03 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Cooking more often...
The menu thing definitely helps. It's on my agenda to sit down and make one today.
I've been wanting to get my act together, but I've sort of been skating up to the line and saying "Nope, not ready yet.".
I sincerely wish you the best of luck and lots of motivation with your plan. You do seem to have your act together, so I think you will have success.
2014-03-03 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Good luck
Some days my act feels together, and others it feels like it's splayed all over the place. I'm hoping to increase the "together" days!