Getting Organised: Update 1

17 days ago I posted about how I desperately needed to get my life back on track.(read it here) Somewhere over the past year things had derailed and I had become a shell of my former self. I shut the world out and became a spectator in what was formally my life willingly giving up all control and anything resembling a normal functioning human being. Throwing on my ‘I am great’ mask for those times I had to actually venture into public and interact with other human beings. So as you can imagine this had a massive impact on not only my own well being but also Olivia’s too.

Luckily something snapped and I made a public plan of how I was going to get my life back and try to fix some of the damage caused over the past months. I wrote a short story about it (click this link to read). Then set on my way,the first baby steps to becoming me again (yep you guessed it another post here too!).

And this…………… this is my first progress update. I was really unsure as to how often to post about this. Would weekly ones be too much to keep up with? Would it hinder my progress if I hadn’t achieved anything this week? But mainly because I forgot! Yes I did. I didn’t realise how fast time had flew by and realised I should get on with it and see how much I managed to do (or not do as the case may be). So here goes……………

I am totally blogging more that ones easy to see and seem to be getting my mojo back a bit here. Yes mostly random ramblings that aren’t very good but it’s still a start. I have had 3 takeaways since writing my initial post so all good there and I have been using Slim Fast shakes to help get my diet back under control. This in itself has really been helping me to eat so much better and when I have been home I have been cooking so much more. Making roast dinners, cakes, planning more so I don’t need to keep hitting the chippy up for some grub after a long day at work. So big thumbs up on that one too.

On the exercise front, a big fat fail. But I’m working on this and Olivia is well up for it, my own mini cheerleader, bless her. I also seem to have been hit by the cleaning bug too. I am loving my new Bissell vacuum and carpet cleaner so I have lovely clean fresh carpets and, dum, dum, duuuummmmmm, I have managed to find a carpet in Olivia’s bedroom!!!!!!!! OMG! I can hear you all applauding now, thank you, thank you *bows graciously* I kid you not it was absolutely horrific I have some before and after shots to show you how bad it really was. Oh, and while I’m on the subject I hit the front room with the same kind of gusto and moved things around a bit. Today I forced myself to go to the park with Olivia, a simple mumsy thing to do you may think but seriously I can’t think of anything worse (yeah, yeah, I know bad mum) and we hve been the cinema to see Inside Out, indulged in some retail therapy and got stuck into some good ole’ fashioned colouring in living it up on a Saturday night

Before obv! then after ta-dah!

Tidied with all junk moved off table/bookcase then swapped with TV unit.

Spending some quality time colouring in with Olivia igniting a felt vs crayons debate.

So far so good onwards and upwards and all that and I really hope I continue going upwards and I am focussing on that right now to give me focus and keep me working towards my goals one baby step at a time. I would love to hear your tips and tricks for managing it all and staying on top (or even just treading water).

Thanks for reading and hopefully I’ll see you next time I remember to update my progress the rubbish blogger that I am!

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  1. I think we all go through these points in our life, and they are a way of making us reevaluate things and help us move forward. I think you are making great progress. You doing far better than me on the declutter front

  2. Organising your home/life can be such a chore at times but it is TOTALLY worth it in the end. Your living room looks fab x

  3. We have just moved house so we are in the middle of a major sort out – left it too late I should have done it before we moved! Looks great!

  4. I love days where you can just get everything clean and tidy and not have to worry about it again until…well until someone can't find anything and they tear it apart!

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  5. I love it when I finally see flooring in our house again!! It's great exercise- so I reckon a few times a week and it totally counts 😉 x

  6. I love those days when everything cluttered gets put away and re-organised. I'm terrible for letting things get manic and then tidying away, but I find doing things like cleaning the bathroom while brshing teeth and doing washing overnight always helps.

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