Creating Order- Day 17 of a 20 day challenge

Creating Order PSD copyI have given myself the challenge of trying to create more order in my life. There are areas where I manage well and others where I fail dismally and cause me stress. I would love nothing more, than to have routines and habits that enable life to just flow better. I am hoping that by posting everyday the various areas that need I feel improvement, that it will keep me accountable and I will achieve my to do list for once in my life. 

Tuesdays theme is tasks, and today I am supposed to be tackling my Christmas cards. When I sit down to do my Christmas cards I have an 8 Step process.

  1. Retrieve the bag for Christmas cards from the cupboard.
  2. Update the addresses if needs be.
  3. Remove the addresses of people who I haven’t received a Christmas card from for a few years. (Though if they’re elderly, I keep them on as it might be that they are not able to send, but would definitely enjoy receiving.)
  4. Write our newsletter.
  5. Print off the newsletter and get all the family members to sign them.
  6. Print off the address labels.
  7. Write out the cards.
  8. Post.

Yes- time consuming. Step 3 has reduced the numbers on the mailing list, and I’ve started to email the newsletter to people which at least saves on paper and ink. 

To be honest though, I haven’t started even step 1, my Christmas cards list yet.  At one stage I thought I might leave it this year, and then I received an email from a lady on our list, who was sending us her updated news and mentioned how much she enjoys reading our annual newsletter. Ok. Guess I’m doing it this year.

But not today.

I have adjusted my original plan of what I am covering in these challenges, as I have gone through the weeks and found the need. 

Tomorrow’s Biggie is Tackling the Home Office and make it a peaceful haven to work and think. One of the tasks to achieve that and is to remove the paper clutter that is cluttering the office and my mind. 

Today I am going to tackle my Scouting clutter. I have one more meeting this term and it is planned and all materials needed purchased. But the paperwork is behind and my training has been shelved the last few weeks. So today I am going to tackle my scouting stuff- update the paperwork, order badges I need and tackle the training. 
Here’s to order and organisation.

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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