Day Ten

I will understand the importance of making a to-do list for the day, or for tomorrow. I will make sure that I keep it to a list of a maximum of four things. That way it is an easier to accomplish your list. And when you schedule yourself to do too much, you often feel overwhelmed, and thus, setting yourself up for failure, or for procrastination. Normally, whenever you see a long, daunting list of errands, and chores, you don’t really feel motivated to get things done, but when you see only three items, you feel more motivated to actually want to accomplish those chores.

For instance, on my to-do list for tomorrow, I have this planned for my day…

  1. Go grocery shopping
  2. Clean the bathroom
  3. Cook dinner

These tasks shouldn’t take up too much of my time, probably no more than two hours. And the bonus part is that I’ll be able to get my walk in to the store. Getting my exercise in is important. I’m starting to exercise more which has been fun.

Today, I will learn to make to-do lists with no more than three items. This will ensure that I prioritize my most important tasks. By only having three things each day, I am able to focus on things that actually matter, and that they will get done.

Holidaze

How to clean up from Christmas. Every year we find ourselves all stressed out, in a mess from all of the extra stuff we got. And sometimes, not to sound ungrateful, we don’t need all of these things.

But here are some simple solutions to help you out. Although some of these tips would have been helpful last week. But that’s okay, we can still fix this. And some of these tips help out with every day lives.

These tasks may seem daunting at first, but it really shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes, which is probably the length of your TV show.

Clean Your House as Much as You Can Before Leaving

Whenever you leave the house to go to a family gathering, especially those where you know you will be accepting gifts.

Sort Each Gift Bag

Once you come back from the event, you can bring to go through each bag. Perhaps you have gotten a duplicate, you can always give it back to another person, where you know they would appreciate it, too. Although please don’t give it back to the person who originally got it for you. Or perhaps you don’t like a gift. You can always donate it, too.

Assign a Home For Every Object

Keep like items together. Put books on the bookshelf, or on a coffee table, or a desk, because maybe you want to read it right away.

Sweep and Mop

Once you have finished a good sweep and mop will be a good idea. Or even a vacuum for all of the glitter from the gift bags.

Relax

Sit back and relax, reward yourself with a book, or a TV show.

Thankful Thursdays #27 – December 31st, 2020

I cannot believe this is the last Thankful Thursday of the year. But don’t worry I will definitely keep on posting this every Thursday in the new year. I really enjoy writing these posts.

I have a lot to be grateful for this week. I would love to hear about what everyone is grateful this week, and even throughout the year, too.

Here is my list.

  1. I had a lovely Christmas. My roommate made us steaks and baked potatoes, with a Caesar salad. It was really delicious. It was a fun night considering we couldn’t really see our families with the new restrictions.
  2. Disney+ released a new movie called Soul, it was an amazing film. It’s about discovering your purpose in your life. I loved watching that movie. I feel extra inspired to start the year off with having watched that movie. I can’t wait to watch the new series on Netflix called Bridgerton. Especially since Shonda Rhimes produced the show. It is based off a book series.
  3. My boyfriend and I enjoyed four days of watching football. It was even better, because our team won.
  4. I briefly saw my family for an exchange outside of our house, maintaining our distance from one another. I got a bunch of cool stuff, stuff I needed like body wash, a candle, money, and gift cards.
  5. Our room is all clean for the new year’s arrival. That is always exciting. 🙂

Day 157 of 192

My Grandma knows I like butterflies. I like them because they remind that sometimes in order to make your transformation into to something beautiful, you have to go through a series of darkness. My Grandma gave me a mat for the shower that is supposed to prevent slips and falls. I don’t need to worry about that right now. I don’t know, but I have always found it to be a hassle moving around when cleaning the tub. That’s just me, though.

My cousin also likes butterflies, so I am going to offer this to her, and if she doesn’t like, I’m going to give it to my mom.

Thankful Thursdays #21

I feel that this has been a wonderful week, and I am thankful for the events that have happened.

I hope you spend some time, thinking and expressing gratitude for the things that has happened this week.

  1. I have had time to have readathons throughout the week. That is where I have been able to finish some of my books.
  2. I spent the majority of Monday cleaning and tidying my room. Cleaning always helps me feel better, and more relaxed.
  3. Yesterday my boyfriend and I watched a romantic movie together. We watched The Longest Ride, again. I was inspired by writing about it in my blog on Tuesday. It’s such a great movie. It’s one of my favourite Nicholas Sparks movie and book.
  4. I found my favourite chocolate bar in my snack box, I thought I had ate it a few weeks ago. I found it at the perfect time since that was our mini snack for the movie.
  5. Got my inspiration to finish what appears to be a neglected story right now. I felt uninspired to write it. It’s called Unimaginable Treasure. It’s about the importance and benefits of decluttering. So I apologize for those that have been patiently waiting for chapter three. In the meantime, you can catch up, or read it for the first time, here https://threeyellowdaisies.ca/category/unimaginable-treasure/ I appreciate any feedback, if you have any. 🙂

Cleaning Up

When I was cleaning, I came up with a whole new post I can write about it. I feel like I have oved into a different direction of my blog. I want to write more posts about being positive, and ways you can better your life.

So I have come up with Feel Good Fridays. It’s about doing things that will help you feel better.

Today’s mission is about spending as little as 15 minutes, (or more, depending on how you are feeling) tidying up, it can be dusting, making your bed, cleaning your mug, maybe clean your bathroom.

You will not believe how much you will feel when you clean your surroundings areas. It makes a big difference. I’m glad that I cleaned my bathroom, swept and mopped my bedroom floor.

My mind instantly became calmer, and more relaxed. It was one less for me to do on my to-do list. You can start small with something like making your bed, and let yourself become inspired by doing other tasks, too.

Thankful Thursdays #16

Hey everyone! I cannot believe that I have been writing Thankful Thursdays for the past four months, now. It is crazy for how fast time is flying by.

Every week I spend time reflecting on what I am thankful for. Feel free to partake in the comments, if you like.

  1. Since it was our Thanksgiving weekend, my boyfriend was off on Monday, so we had an extra day to relax together. That is always fun!
  2. My boyfriend also bought me a new mop, it works a lot better than our other mop.
  3. Yesterday my boyfriend and I tried a new ice cream flavour we haven’t tried before. We tied a peach flavoured ice cream. It was so good.
  4. Having a midnight snack with my boyfriend this morning. That was a lot of fun.
  5. Using my local library to put books from To Be Read List on hold. I’m super excited to start going through all of those books.

Daily Cleaning Schedule

What makes my weekly cleaning schedule easy, are the things I do everyday. If I spend some time everyday, it all helps. And doing these chores helps if and when unexpected guests show up.

  1. Make the bed. I always make the bed every day. It is important for me to make my bed since it sets the tone and atmosphere for the day. It’s the little things that make the big difference. If you accomplish one thing, it snowballs to make you want to accomplish the next thing, and the thing after that. It gives you a desire to want to get more things done. And who doesn’t like to curl up in a made bed after a long day?
  2. Wash the dishes. I wash the dishes after every meal so they don’t pile up. For me, it is important to have a clean kitchen. I just could never work in a messy kitchen. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the house.
  3. Put things away. I have a home for everything, so whenever I am done with something, I just put it back. This not only saves me time but, it allows for me to remain organized.
  4. Attend to spills right away. For instance if something spills in the fridge, or anywhere else, I always clean it right away. It is so much easier to clean something when it just happened, instead of waiting for the spill to soak in.

“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”

-Admiral William H. McRaven

Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Hi there!

Since we are at the end of the week, I thought I would address how I like to begin my week.

Mondays

Bathrooms: I normally begin with placing the toilet cleaner inside the bowl of the toilet. I move on to cleaning the mirrors and sink while the toilet cleaner is setting in. My Grandma told me this trick to clean out the drain. It’s a real simple trick, and you only need two ingredients – baking soda and vinegar. I use white vinegar because I find it more acidic than the others. Let hot water run down the sink for about 30 seconds or so, and then turn off the water add some baking soda and wait for it to form a paste. After it becomes a paste, I combine vinegar, which makes a little volcano. Wait a little bit for it to go down the drain. Once that is completed, I finish off with turning the faucet on to hot water, leave it running for a minute. After that I wipe down the sink, the faucet and around the sink. Next I begin to spray my shower cleaner onto the shower walls, while I tend to the toilet. Afterwards I tend to the shower walls and tub. I like to finish cleaning the tub with placing baking soda and vinegar, the same method from above in the tub, because I find that’s what the tub sparkle. I use this method for all the sinks and the shower drain as well. I also like to change my bath tub curtain. I also dust the blinds and baseboards. I like to finish cleaning the bathroom by sweeping and mopping. I find it easier to place my shower gear (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, etc.) in a container under the sink, so the bottles don’t get covered in soap build up. I just clean them up after each shower.

Laundry: I like to split up my laundry by doing a few loads throughout the week. On Mondays I like to wash my towels and my cleaning rags,

Tuesdays

Living Room: I personally only allow myself to eat snacks in the living room, and one beverage. I normally eat my meals at the dining room. Unless something major is on TV, than I make the exception. Although, I do try to limit myself from eating in the living room. I find that this helps with keeping things cleaned when I don’t eat in the living room as much. I dust off the TV, dust the walls and blinds and the baseboards. I like to finish with a thorough sweep and mop.

Wednesdays

Bedroom(s): I make sure everything is in its place. I clean and change my sheets, pillowcases and curtains. I don’t like having much clutter on my dresser and night stand. I make sure that any important mail and emails are placed in its binder. During my tax season, I receive my important documents and ensure they kept safe until I need to file my taxes. I dust my walls, baseboards, then I finish by sweeping and mopping. There is nothing better than crawling into a bed of fresh sheets.

Laundry: Linens

Thursdays

Kitchen: Because where I live, Thursdays are when the new flyer comes out for the grocery stores. So I make sure I check my fridge and pantry to ensure my salad dressings, broth, spices, and other kitchen staples are still good. And it also gives me a sense as to what is expiring soon, so I can incorporate them in the upcoming meals. Next, after checking for spoiled food, which I try my best to not waste any food, I wash down my cupboards and my fridge. I clean my sink and drain. I like to replace my sponge once a week because of how often I wash dishes. I then sweep and mop the floors.

After I clean up my kitchen, I then prepare my grocery list, and decide what we are going to have for the week.

Fridays

Grocery Shop: Whenever my boyfriend comes back home from work, we go out to the grocery store with our list. We have Take-Out Fridays, it’s a nice way to end the week and we tend to watch a movie or watch our of our shows together. And it works out well because we don’t have a lot of time after we finish grocery shopping to come back and make dinner.

Saturdays

Laundry: We spend our day doing our clothes laundry. Because I did the chores throughout the week, I find that we are able to enjoy our time better with each other.

Sundays

Meal Prep: As the week comes to a close, I like to make some of our dinners and lunches as well as snacks for the week. This way I just place everything in the freezer with aluminium foil to seal in the freshness. I like to make a big container of salad (although I slice tomatoes and place them in a separate container, so they don’t make my salad soggy). That way throughout the day I just scoop the salad in a bowl and add croutons and dressing. I don’t add the croutons to the container because they are known to become soggy. I like using my crock pot on Mondays because I can chop up everything on Sundays and it’s practically good to go Monday morning.

This schedule may not be for everyone, and that’s okay. So don’t feel bad if you can’t do these chores on these certain days. You know yourself, so never be afraid to always try your best.

Day 28

Okay, I had a good week. I ate really healthy over the past few days. I visited many people I haven’t seen in awhile (my grandparents, my cousin and a family friend).

I have been organizing a lot although it is still a work in progress but it is almost done.

I went to bed early last night and I have been trying to get into the habit of stretching and doing a few yoga poses as well.

I feel happier and proud of myself for competing these resolutions. I will still make time do these resolutions even in February.