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Saturday, July 11, 2009

No Limits

I lost my job six months ago and I am still figuring out how to live without any limits. There are no rules when you don’t have a job and stay at home all day. I don’t have a boss that forces structure, that expects me to do things, I don’t have a job that I have to get out of bed for, instead I find myself in a strange place of limitless possibilities. Even in my sea of ‘do anything I want whenever I want’ I found that eventually after a brief honeymoon period that I needed structure and rules of my own, in essence basic ways to be successful and productive without the structure of an employer and job.

First of all the number one rule that I try to do is simply to get dressed every day. To simply put on makeup because it can do wonders to your outlook on life, and I know that may sound shallow but when I am dressed and feel put together I am more productive in my day. This does not mean that I am going to take a shower and put on a dress to mow the lawn but having that structure of not sitting in my pyjamas all day really helps my mindset.

When I am eating breakfast in the morning I have started to make lists of things that I want to get done for the day. Even if I don’t manage to get everything done it feels good at the end of the day to have crossed off things that needed to get accomplished. I have taken over almost all the household and life chores and all those loose things that always get pushed to the side and all those chores that used to take up a majority of my and Mr. Rogue’s weekend. Now when he is home we spend most of our time doing things we love not things that we HAVE to do.

I make it a point to get out of the house every single day, even if it is just a walk with the dogs or lunch with a friend getting out makes me feel less cooped up.

I also have created my own schedule, a set day for laundry, for changing sheets, for running errands. This helps to keep me organized.

Lastly I have been working on surrounding myself with things and people that inspire me. I have been getting rid of all the clutter and unused items. I have been cutting out things that take up too much time or that don’t give back, especially those that cause negative emotions. I have found that this time of freedom has offered me a safe space to heal, it has given me an opportunity to find many new loves, and it has shown me my happiness again.

1 comment:

paul peggy zeus said...

You are so very organized....and creative.

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