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8 ways to find motivation at home

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About Tsh

Tsh is the founder of this blog and lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

I‘ve got several emails with a “to be answered in a post” tag that all ask this question–“How do I find the motivation to work at home when I just don’t feel like it?”

I’m responding to this question today because it’s a good one to address in my own life. It’s getting hot, life isn’t quite as hectic as last month, and there’s not much on the calendar for the next few weeks. It’s easy to get lazy at home.

Here are a few ideas to fight off the apathy, the lack of interest, or the plain ol’ annoyance at the cyclical nature of your job as home manager.

1. Remember that it’s a job.

When someone asks where you work, don’t answer, “I don’t work; I stay at home.” Instead, answer, “I work at home.” When you manage your home, plan the meals, handle the finances, juggle the calendar, and make sure that family members enter the world relatively groomed and sanitized, you work a lot. Think of yourself as the COO of the home. If your home was Home, Inc., how would you rate your performance in a quarterly review?

2. Start your day with a realistic morning routine.

Seasons in life call for flexibility, change, and not doing what you want all the time — but do your best to write down a weekday morning routine for starting your day. Whether it be working out, reading your Bible and journaling, going on a walk, or simply showering and getting dressed before the family wakes up, do what you can to prepare yourself for a day of work.

3. Eat your frog.

After your morning routine, attack that one thing you dread the most. Is it laundry? Start a load of wash right away, and make it your goal to get clean clothes in their closets by lunchtime. Do you need to pay the bills but can’t stand the work involved? Jump on it right away — the weight will be off your shoulders for the rest of the day once they’re paid.

4. Find inspiration…

Spend a few minutes reading blogs that encourage you in your job as home manager. Flip through some home magazines you enjoy to motivate you to clean up the clutter. Set a timer as you do this, so that you know when it’s time to actually put your found inspiration to work.

5. …But, don’t let those blogs and magazines discourage you.

It’s easy to throw in the towel before you even start your work when you read about other moms that seem to do everything, or look at glossy pages with gorgeous, stain-free furniture. If you’re a perfectionist, like me, you might especially be prone to not doing anything at all if you think you can’t do it expertly. If this is you, make a point to not open your laptop or a magazine until a certain chunk of your checklist is crossed off.


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6. Leave the house.

Are you frozen with discouragement as you trip over the carpeting of Lego and stare at the pile of lunch dishes? Are your kids restless with energy, full of wiggles needing release? Get a change of scenery. Go to the park. Go on a walk. Go to a friend’s house. Sometimes fresh air will do all of you a world of good.

7. Evaluate what you’re about.

Perhaps you feel lazy about starting your work because you feel like you have so much to do, with no sign of completion. Are you trying to do too much? Is the goal of your job to have a sparkling house, spotless kids, and a three-course meal every evening? Are you losing the love of your game? Maybe it’s time to sit down and create a family mission statement. Decide who you are as a family. Let that be your guide for what you prioritize during your working hours.

8. End your work day.

It’s hard to see the end in sight, and there are sleepless nights peppered in our work weeks because of sick kiddos, nursing infants, or willful toddlers. But do what you can to end your work at a reasonable hour in order to spend time with your spouse, recharge your batteries with some adult (or alone) time, and get adequate rest for tomorrow.

Everyone has valleys in life, when your spark has waned a bit, and you’ve forgotten what it’s like to love your calling. Your love is probably still there, somewhere. Do what you can to find it, instead of running your batteries on obligation. Everyone in your family will thank you.

How do you motivate yourself when you’re feeling blase about your home management work?

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  1. I really needed this article. With summer here and the kids out of school, I need to be flexible with my home managing routine. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.

  2. I am definitely going to eat my frog, first thing tomorrow morning — I have to get our guest room cleaned up before houseguests arrive! Going to take it in stages so I don’t get discouraged.

    And I tell you what — I am living by your #5. I’ve realized that lots of bedtime battles are directly related to my toddler not having expended enough energy on something new during the day! So we’re trying to get out to do something fun and cheap every afternoon. No matter how much guest room cleaning I have on my plate. ;-)

    Shannon @ AnchorMommy´s last blog post…Goodbye newsroom, hello backyard

  3. “End your work day at a reasonable hour”–Hello, SELF, are you listening?! It is 1 am and I just finished up some work–work that is due for a 9am meeting tomorrow, that I tried to get done W/TR/F at the office but could not due to the file being ‘locked’ by another user, and yet here I am. Talk about poor planning! ugh. And I’m not even a mom, but I am a wife, a full-time employee, an MBA student, and a dog-momma. I get really discouraged by the people/mags/blogs who seem to do it all, have everything, and lead perfect lives. I want that (I think?)…I’m very Type A but some days, man…you sure couldn’t tell! haha

    Jill´s last blog post…I lost it a little

    • Jill,

      I have been where you are and now that I’m a mother of 2 ( 8 years later after the crazy college/work full time days) I have to tell you that is crucial for you to set realistic expectations for your life (daily and future) and determine where you draw the line in the sand for those things that are just, not.

      I highly recommend reading “I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids”, which I personally think I could have definitely used and needed before I had kinds in order for me to be prepared with how I needed to prepare myself for the transition that is motherhood. I read through the book and realize that the tips and encouragement that this books brings is not only ‘straight-shooting” honest, but also practical and applicable to women in any stage of life.

      First and foremost, do NOT believe the “facade” of the “perfect” woman, wife and mother—we are all working through our own individual roadblocks day by day. For the matter each individual on this earth is given their own trials and struggles that will help strengthen and build character where she/he needs it the most.

      Just keep taking one day, sometimes one hour and even one minute at a time. Each stage in life shall pass and life will get that much more rich and fulfilling to live.

      Taryn´s last blog post…

  4. p.s. Sorry for the typos and horrid grammatical errors above. Long day, long weekend—I think you understand ;-)

    Taryn´s last blog post…

  5. So so well written, i have never read this before. Thank you so much for sharing your great thoughts…. I do take some fresh air on daily bases, and it feels great.
    Thank you
    Janet

  6. I am always interested in articles like this. It is a motivation for me to read it and then going along with the work at home. Thank you!

  7. This was very nice. Thank you for the reminder of what it is to really live simply in our day to day lives.

  8. Getting out of the house once a day is our lifesaver. The challenge I have for keeping motivated is when the kids are both down for their naps…it’s hard at that time to push forward, clean up, get dinner started, and do some computer work.

    On my better days, I take about 5 minutes around 1 or 1:30 pm, have a drink and a little pick me up protein and either read my Bible or a blog that will encourage me.

    I do okay with morning encouragement, but mid afternoon is when I find myself needing the extra push. Thanks again for the great advice.

    Burning Bushes´s last blog post…Who’s the Boss?

  9. I like the idea of “Eating Your Frog.” It can be so motivating to get a challenge out of the way early in the day.

    Following my daily routine reminds me that my work as a mother is a profession and that it needs to be handled with intention (along with flexibility, of course).

    Jamie

    steadymom´s last blog post…Recommended Videos for Young Children

  10. Great article! I love the idea of getting my most dreaded chore done first! I wrote a post on Sunday about the frustrations and discouragements that can come with homemaking! Seems to be a hot topic this week!
    http://anothernewseason.com/?p=723

    Donna S´s last blog post…Menu Plan Monday – June 15-21

  11. Excellent post! And I have a confession to make. When none of the above tips work, when I am too tired, disappointed, burned out, unwilling to do ANYTHING at all in the house anymore – I let it sink.

    I’m not cleaning, not doing dishes, laundry is piling up, the kid’s clothes have yesterday’s food on them, all that. And when I hit rock bottom, I look around and see how disgusting it all is, that’s where I get the strength to get up and get everything under control, because even when I have no “wants”, my “don’t wants” are strong enough for me to take action.

    Emma @ Baby-log.com´s last blog post…Things you don’t need to know when you’re pregnant

  12. Thanks for your article today. This weekend we set our first family budget using the envelope system. After all that talking and the new routine it made me reconsider my routine for work.
    Here I am reading a few inspiring blogs before starting the morning routine.

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    Kimberly says:

    You seem to have the keen knack of posting about my life whether its cloth diapers, healthy eating or the motivation I need to get myself going. Such wonderful timing. I love the “Eat Your Frog” idea too.

    Thanks for sharing. :O)

  14. What a relevant post. I’m glad to hear other readers struggle with this – I have definitely lost my “mom mojo” after a long jag of sleepless nights. I am going to try getting out of the house first thing in the morning because those days always seem to go better.

    Excuse me, I have a frog to eat!

    Lee´s last blog post…The Curtain is Rising Soon!

  15. It really helps me to read other blogs that remind me I’m not alone! Just like this one did! Thank you!!! I love the part where we should answer we work at home not that we don’t work. It is the biggest job to have 24/7! Thanks again for the great reminder! ;)

  16. One of the greatest gifts you give your readers is honoring and inspiring the work of keeping a home and parenthood. Thank you. I look forward to new posts on your site, and looking through your archives never fails to give a jolt of motivation.

    I appreciated your free Spring Cleaning party and that readers can link to it any time. Currently I’m participating in Aby Garvy’s online Organizing 101 workshop (http://www.simplify101.com) because it’s inspiring to keep connected with other people and to have a place to “report” to every day (Aby is a great cheerleader and so are the other participants!). I’m an elementary school teacher and at work I get tons of positive feedback and appreciation; with online resources it’s nice to have a place to get kudos, ideas and motivation for the art of keeping a home.

  17. Like most of us, I really needed to read this first thing this morning. One of my big problems is that I started working p/t in the evenings about 20 hrs a week, it really helps with the budget but it’s killing me at home. I know I need to establish some kind of routine but it just seems like I just get caught up after being at work and then get behind when I go to work. Any suggestions ?

    Emily´s last blog post…Vote for your favorite page and make the most of your time!

    • If any of you mamas that work outside the home can address anything related to getting things done at home while holding an outside job, please let me know. I get at least one email a week asking for help in this area, and I have no personal experience! :)

      • Oh, yes, I can definitely relate to working a job AND being a home manager! Boy that is tough! Key for me is to simplify my expectations! And I definitely cannot read the blogs that make me feel inferior for not “doing it all” every week with ease. I don’t do it all, certainly don’t do it all EVERY WEEK! There are so many things that I just don’t do and somehow, life is still good without them!

        melissa @ the inspired room´s last blog post…Daring to Rediscover What You Love

        • I handle this best when I “be here now.” If I’m at work, I make sure my mind is at work. If I’m at home, I try to keep my focus on that present moment. It’s not always easy to turn off the ever present mental “to do” list but I always do my best work when I do.

  18. This, for me, is the ultimate question of “doing everything as if working for the Lord.” I have found so much encouragement in the knowledge that God values faithfulness in motherhood so much more than I do and certainly than our culture does. When my daughter was a newborn, I reminded myself that when I was nursing her for the umpteenth time in a day I was doing something very pleasing to God, regardless of the fact that it didn’t seem very productive. This still motivates me when I think about tackling the to-do list. It may not be fun, and it may not seem to be having a lasting impact, but God sees my life and finds great pleasure in obedience and faithfulness.

    Meghan´s last blog post…Food and Community

  19. Thank you for the reminder on some things I already know or know I should be doing, but have fallen off track. For me personally, I operate much better when I have a routine. With the kids home on summer break, I will have to re-work it a bit, but still have “my” schedule. Somedays I just have to take it one step at a time.

    I received my Better Homes and Garden magazine in the mail this weekend. Congratulations on being featured as a blog in their “Fresh Now” section.

  20. Glad many of you appreciated this! As I mentioned in the beginning, I wrote this for me as much as anyone else. What is it about the summer season and motivation? ;)

  21. Eat the frog! Love it, never heard that expression before. Feels good to give an expression to something that you do not want to do and make it seem a little easier. I am going to eat the frog…wash, clean, grocery shop, it is already easier to think about. Thank you!

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  22. I’m so thrilled you wrote about this Tsh. Absolutely and totally what I needed to read this morning.

    I have such a hard time juggling all that I’m committed to – while I love SAH with my boys, I do find that I struggle with staying motivated to keep on task with everything else I have going on.

    I think I’ll come back and re-read this when they’re napping! :)

    Angie @ The Creative Mama´s last blog post…She.

  23. Number 2. Eating your frog. GREAT idea…and one I will try to remember. Get it out of the way…then everything else after that will be a breeze!

  24. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I actually used the eat the frog idea yesterday to clean my fridge. The funny thing is that it only took about 20 minutes. Sometimes the thought of doing something and agonizing over it takes more time than actually doing it. I also started to set timers to do tasks because it just helps me get them done. I set the time for 30 minutes and it only took 20 and I was able to wash the floor with the extra 10 minutes.
    If anyone has any ideas about time management with toddlers and working part/full time I would love to hear about it. Working 4 days a week while maintaining a household with twins is quite overwhelming and I could use some help.

  25. Thanks for this…as we start our summer break it is hard to stay motivated! I homeschool my two girls and I have found that waking hours before them and praying, reading, writing, working out and starting the laundry does wonders for the rest of the day. Now if I could just do that EVERY day!

  26. Very inspriational post! I think those are some really good points! If you look at it like a job and that you need to get “tasks” done then you can be more productive! I know what helped my mom is allowing yourself to see what you do as a contribution…and also you need to reward yourself sometimes!

  27. Great post. And wonderful motivation. Especially needed on this Monday morning. :) I love the ‘eat your frog’ tip. I battle with the challenging jobs alot. I think I motivate myself by reminding myself how much better I’ll feel when all the toys are picked up, the dishwasher’s empty or whatever the task at hand is that I am avoiding. It’s really just like any out of the home job. There are things you like and things you don’t. But they all need to be done eventually. And I just need to remember the good feeling I get when they are complete.

  28. It’s so nice to hear so many people are feeling the same. Thanks for this post the timing is perfect. As far as I’m concerned most of us struggle with our daily tasks. No one is perfect and can do it all. Although some are simply better at presenting themselves as ‘perfect.’ We all have good intentions and need to support each other. Just as we are right now. Enjoy life ladies…after all it’s short.

  29. I have GOT to start planning froggy breakfasts! ;) Seriously, I remember when you first published that article, it made so much sense to me. When I am well-rested and operating at full-speed mentally, I follow that advice and do the yuck of the day first. When I’ve been up until 1 am working on writing, community building, etc., the only thing I want to the next morning is lay on the couch and veg out.

    I find that one thing that has helped me most is to take note of my high-energy times of the day and allow my schedule to work with my body’s preferences. For some reason, I get a huge kick of energy around 4 pm. This works nicely because I do a quick clutter clean, start dinner, and finish up loose ends of the day before my husband gets home from work. I almost always have a lull in energy around 1:30 or 2, so I take the time to do low-energy tasks like blog reading and commenting, personal reading, or quiet art time with my daughter. Sometimes I even take a little cat nap!

    Listening to my body and accepting my own cycles of energy instead of resisting them has made a big impact on my days.

  30. perfect post for a Monday am! I’m still working on being a reformed perfectionist :) – and to know that I’m not an anomaly after all is nice.
    Whew. Thanks!

  31. Thanks for writing that. With a a 15 month old and a 1 month old at home right now, I’m starting to feel in over my head regarding routine. And besides recovering from childbirth, I’m succumbing to the oppressive New Orleans heat too (94 today already!). So I need the kick in the pants.

    And I hear ya on #4! I definitely have perfectionist disorder too, and I often give up on a project if I don’t think I can make it perfect. This is one of my top 5 things I’d love to change about myself.

    Excellent post, chère!

    Pistolette´s last blog post…Shrimp and Veggies

  32. I love this! Thanks for the post! I just started to feel this way this past week. I made a list of my To-Dos so that I could get crackin’ and stop feelin’ blah!

    Joy´s last blog post…30 week pics

  33. Getting out of the house is so KEY! We need it for our personal well being, but I also need to have those outings on the schedule for the day, so I’m motivated to get some of the “home work” done in the time available. If we’re meeting friends to walk at 9:30, I’m much more motivated to jump on the vaccuuming right after breakfast.

    Also, inviting friends over is a GREAT motivator. None of our friends would mind the mess/clutter, but it’s the thing that motivates us to dig out from under our own filth.

    P.S. I work part time, and my big thing is setting realistic expectations and working on a weekly cycle. i.e. I know the house won’t be clean (or even straightened) every day, but at least once a week I will get the basic cleaning done and give us a fresh start for the next week.

  34. *sigh* I’ve needed this post. I am still struggling to get things back on track with my now [teething] 8 month and 2 yr old, and it is so easy to get discouraged by all the really good blogs out there! I’ve cut down my time reading them because I easily give up before I get started… usually participating in #5 as a means to escape my house :)

    I also work part time in ministry (about 15 “odd” hrs), so 3 nights out of the week are absolutely crazy. I’m learning how to plan around them. My kids eat early around 5 or 6, and my husband and I eat around 9 or 10.

    Steph @ Dirt Won’t Hurt´s last blog post…You Will Find Me Here…

  35. Wonderful post. Great tips. What a blessing!

  36. What a great post! Thanks for the continued inspiration

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  37. Thank you for this blog. I have the hardest time with #7 ending my day. I just keep finding things that need to be taken care of into the evening. When I know I should be spending time just sitting with DH or relaxing with the kids. I just have to leave it for the next day and realize there is always something else that needs to be done. It will never end. Plus I do need to eat my frog. I hate the frog, but I know I need to do it first.
    Thanks Tsh!

    Rana´s last blog post…The Moving Out Saga Contiues…

  38. I like the idea of eating your frog first. Nice. I also have to make sure my frog doesn’t suck up the whole day. Been setting the timer a lot and find that place where the work is “good enough.”

    Chris Heidel´s last blog post…Everyone Has a Food Story to Tell

  39. Thank you for reinforcing the concept that no one does it all, so don’t buy into the illusion. Taking time away from blogs for me is like de-toxing from the I-want-myself-to-be.. x, y, z. And I want myself to seem x, y, z.

    tacy´s last blog post…Two Personalities.

  40. I love this! When I have my ‘list’ and tackle tough jobs first thing, it frees me up to enjoy what I’m staying home for – MY KIDS!

    Leigh´s last blog post…Magic Carpet Ride

  41. This is my favorite post of every post I’ve ever read in the past 6 months. It says exactly what I needed to read & it’s full of motivation.
    I’ve been meaning to start a morning routine. NOW I will. I’ve been meaning to find a reason to get outside more. NOW I will. (these are promises). I’m printing this out and will read it over and over until I have it memorized. Thanks for having such a great blog. :)

  42. Sometimes on those tough days.. I decide to take the day off. Ok, let me rephrase that, I don’t do the laundry (I wash everyday) or cook dinner. I may take a nap with the baby. I find now that I work at home I work much harder than I did when I worked full time outside of the house. I really enjoy rising before my wee-one, this way I am able to get a load of wash in, the few after dinner dishes completed, dust off the tables and grab a cup of coffee.

    Your post was right on time for me. Just this morning I was thinking that I really need to establish more of a schedule. Pick a specific day to clean the house or dayss to schedule appt’s and etc. Great Post!

  43. Thank you for this great blog! I really needed to read this today!

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  44. You really amaze me, you are always so spot on. Fabulous post & no truer words said..er written. I am Mum to 4 & renovating our home. I feel like this ship is sinking somedays, but I continue to plod along & live by quite a few of your points.
    Thanks again, Niki in Oz.

  45. Thoughtfully written article, Tsh….
    You speak to the hearts and minds of Home Managers…

    And bless countless Stay-At-Home Missionaries….

    Motivated,
    Ann

  46. This is a great article- thanks! I blogged today about where I go to get out with my little one.

    Jamie´s last blog post…Getting out of the house

  47. Thanks for this. I think it’ll be helpful. I have 8 month old twins and I am still having a really hard time adjusting to my new role. I work outside the home 2 days/week. In a sense, it’s the best of both worlds — I get out and about, make some money, and maintain my professional reputation while still getting to spend most of the week home with my kids — but it’s been hard for me to establish a routine. I am better with routines that are the same every day, but as it is now I have trouble shifting between the home routine and the work routine. But it helps to think of my time at home as a different kind of job rather than just time that I’m not at work, which is how I have been thinking about it.

  48. SOOO well written! Thanks for sharing. I definately need to make a daily to-do list but don’t out of fear of never completing it. Instead I should be proud of what I manage to do with 3 kids and a full time job! Thanks for the inspiration!

  49. #4 has ME written all over it! Fortunately, I’ve met some women IRL recently that have no problem encouraging me by pointing out how much I AM doing, especially in my current circumstances (homeschooling, pregnant and just moved into a new home).

    I’m going to print this list and put it on my fridge. Great points, every one of them. Thanks for sharing!

  50. Thanks for the inspiration/motivation.

    JanMary, N Ireland´s last blog post…Lessons Learned and Day 1 of Bristol trip

  51. What a great list and post! I love # 2 and #4 for those things I don’t like to do but gotta do them anyway and letting go of perfection. I would also add to keep in mind that our job is NEVER done. There are so many tasks that are on-going. Sure, there are projects to do, too and what a great feeling when they are done, but accepting that there will always be laundry, cleaning, etc helps keep it in perspective. It’s OK that it all isn’t done all the time.

  52. Thank you so much for this article. It came at the perfect time for me. I just finished complaining to a friend that I have completely lost my mojo – my inspiration – my drive. The right approach to staying at home is to treat it as a job – you are absolutely right. If I had a boss and she evaluated the last couple of weeks, I would be fired. Thanks for the kick in the rear I needed.

  53. Thanks! I’m printing this article to refer to when I have ‘those’ days/weeks/months. :)
    Christine

    ChristineG´s last blog post…The Habit of Calm: Sorry to tell you this

  54. Um. That’s eight, isn’t it?

  55. Tsh~ I loved these and desperately needed to read them all today. I think I expect too much and lose sight of what I’m really trying to accomplish~thanks for a fantastic post!

    melissa´s last blog post…summer chore cards

  56. I loved this post, I really did. I do every single thing on your list and I also maintain a list and an inbox with over 40 K e-mails in it, all of them some subscription or other about something that interests or motivates me – just getting through my e-mails has become somewhat of a job in and of itself.

    I’ve also found that what works one week doesn’t the next (in terms of motivation) so have begun to understand that I have to be sort of listening to myself with regards to what I am needing at any given time – that could be air, company, the outdoors, some attention, some mental stimulation… I need to be able to recognise the need quickly so that I can do what it takes to fulfill it so that I am “not off of my bandwagon” for too long. I am also very motivated by ticking things on my to-do list which has been put together based on life goals – knowing that one is getting somewhere does the trick for me just about everytime (of course chocolate brownies are also a wonder – :))

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  57. Hey, what you write is really relevant to what I’m feeling. I work at home too and don’t feel encouraged today. Thanks a lot!

  58. Great and much-needed post!! As a mom to a nursing 6-month old, my focus is easily distracted. I will definitely work on my morning routine and knocking out “the frog” first. Then it is time to talk business on the internet.
    Thanks so much!
    .-= Olivia Johnston´s last blog ..Check Out New Fashionable Necklaces For Teething Kids! =-.

  59. Some great tips here, thanks! I find that putting on good music helps with housework :-)
    .-= The Wonder of Christmas´s last blog ..Just Friends =-.

  60. Great post. Me? I try to do one thing I love every day just for me. Happy Mum = happy kids! I set aside quiet time each day for everyone (usually in the afternoon when my bub is sleeping and my toddler’s energy is spent)…
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Free writing =-.

  61. This is SO inspiring and true – now to put it into practice! So true about the frog bit, and the blogs bit … all of it!! Thank you!!! Jenx
    .-= Jen at nonstopmama´s last blog ..Done deal =-.

  62. Thank you for a wonderful article, I can see I need to change things around a bit here now and this kinda pointed me in the right direction again. I liked everything about it, but I just thought I’d stop and comment on the “decide what you’re all about-part”. I think that it is crucial that we stop trying to be perfect and cover it all, cause that’s where the burn-out is. But two or three main themes is a really good idea. I’m still trying to find out where my focus should be, though… :)
    .-= Jeanette @ Hjemmemamma.com´s last blog ..10 ting til jul: Sjekk status! =-.

  63. I work for myself, often from home, and I have the hardest time with ending the work day. I don’t feel like a workaholic, but I get anxious and feel like I’m neglecting my work if I just walk away with something undone. I am trying to achieve more balance and I’m slowly getting better, but it has been tough. These tips are great though.
    .-= Max´s last blog ..Hardwood Floor Installation Cost =-.

  64. The post photo is worth a thousand words! I’ve also got some benefit from using a compartmentalizing or time mgmt technique. The “Pomodoro” technique is one version I like a lot.

  65. Best advice … Eat my frog (ie. cleanup the clutter and paperwork off the desk and other surfaces.) I know I will feel better when its done. Yep, definitely need to do that. I find I do well until I face that ONE task. Such a timely post, thank you!

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