Get Your Shit Together

As I mentioned in my coffee post yesterday, this past week wasn’t a particularly productive one. I failed to read, write, or plan as much as I could have. Lack of sleep caused a severe drop in motivation, which mixed with my inability to manage my time well and you have a recipe for “Lisa Didn’t Get Shit Done”.

So this week I have to get my shit together and get this shit done. I have to remember what I need to do and sit down and do it. It’s hard when I’m tired because my brain refuses to work but even if I have to push and strain and work half as fast as I normally do, it is still better than doing nothing at all.

This week I have to write at least five A to Z posts. This weekend I will do my best to write another five. I plan on making them shorter posts compared to what I normally so I writing them should be easy-peasy. I am nervous though, I think my theme is stupid….or maybe it’s just boring. I hope I can write well enough to make it interesting for all of you.

I’m sure your probably asking what the theme is? Well today is the big reveal day so look out for that post a little later. Update: Here is the reveal post.

This week I also want to finish reading Rant by Chuck Palahniuk. I need to catch up on my reading goals and I need to do it now before we are too far into the year and I can’t catch up. I will have an extra hour or two in the mornings now and that needs to be split between reading and writing. Preferably reading then writing. I figure the one will inspire the other.

This week I will have to get better at planning ahead. My girlfriend starts working the early shift and she cannot be late so I have to plan for my morning the night before from now on. I gotta have my clothes picked out, I have to shower, my coffee has to be ready to go, and I have to go to bed at a decent time. Luckily going in to work earlier also means getting to come home earlier so we can get all this done.

And finally this week I have to start keeping this house clean during the week and not saving all the house work for the weekend. I need time for my art and I have none because the weekends are the only time I can work on big projects and instead I have to clean every room top to bottom. I am going to start spending 20 to 30 minutes of every day hardcore cleaning the house. I think, with no distractions, that should be enough time to keep the place clean enough that I am not overwhelmed on Sundays.

So those are the goals this week. Write, ready, and try to plan and be prepared. It’s going to be hard because I am so used to doing things last minute and I never remember what I need to do or where I need to be and when. It’s going to take a while and a lot of practice but I hope I can become the type of person that has their shit together.

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

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