February was a good month… Other than “failing” at my original focus and monthly challenge. But, I also did a bit of soul searching and adjusting of my expectations of myself.
I used to read this blog called “A Slob Comes Clean” and one thing that she always expressed was that when things started getting crazy around the house, she would return to the basics (or survival mode, as she puts it), the one thing that was the key to keeping things from tumbling down in to the depth of clutter and mess for her was to run her dishwasher every night. And that idea stuck with me since then.
Partway through February, when I missed a few blog posts and was feeling overwhelmed, I decided I should enact my own type of survival mode. I decided to not attempt to create any new habits or take on any new projects, but just try my best to keep up with the ones that I was already struggling with, or even let go of some of them until I felt better in control.
So, what did my survival mode look like? What did I do? Continue reading