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    • tjp70
    • By tjp70 19th Nov 17, 5:05 PM
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    Let's Get Motivated
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    • 19th Nov 17, 5:05 PM
    Let's Get Motivated 19th Nov 17 at 5:05 PM
    It’s time for me to find some motivation and I thought that, maybe, we could all help spur each other on. So I have started this thread in the hope that we can provide support to each other and motivate ourselves to get stuff done.

    Each day/week, I have good intentions of getting some jobs done and usually I write long lists. Sometimes, however, I get disheartened by how much I have to do and I also feel despondent that I have crossed off so little. I end up feeling like a failure. But this is all going to change. I am not writing any more unachievable lists and I shall now start to celebrate the successes instead of the failures. I am hoping that by being more organised and accountable on this forum, will also save me time and money.

    So here are today’s successes:
    • Bled the radiators after the heating engineers visit last week.
    • Made Christmas charity shoebox for work collection tomorrow.
    • Cooked gammon joint before it goes out of date.
    Tomorrow’s urgent jobs:
    • Post 18th birthday card to friend’s daughter and think of suitable present.
    • Dust something!

    It would be lovely if some of you could join me so that I’m not totally talking to myself (although that does happen quite a lot anyway).
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 25th Nov 17, 10:52 AM
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    Am I the only one who finds that they’re better organised in their work life than in their home life?
    Originally posted by PipneyJane
    Yes thats me so I am currently testing using my work system in my home life. I have a huge brain dump Master to list which includes any goals big and small and everything else I can think of from clean the fridge to write a book Then every day I have another list of my 6 hot picks from Master If I finish the 6 I just keep picking one more till Im done. It does seem to be working better now and things tend to get done which works for me

    6 Hot Picks for Saturday


    Clean fridge and utility
    Empty and refill the DW
    Tidy lounge and hall
    Sort out corner cupboard in kitchen
    Read 2 chapters of book club book
    Hunt down christmas cards ..see if need to buy more
    • tjp70
    • By tjp70 27th Nov 17, 10:05 AM
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    Good morning.

    Sorry I've been AWOL, not a great weekend although I did get a chunk of the Christmas shopping done.

    PipneyJane welcome

    I'm stealing Nelski's hot picks idea. My 6 for today are:

    Strip bed
    Laundry
    DD Boohoo return
    Ironing
    Exercise
    Check Christmas card & gift wrap supply
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    • tori.k
    • By tori.k 27th Nov 17, 12:20 PM
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    Afternoon all.
    Not only was I up showered and changed but I was actually in the supermarket by 9 am.
    Stocked back up so shouldn't need to do a supermarket run till sometime between Christmas and New year. So just Baker and greengrocer for the next few weeks.
    So just the ironing
    Clean the bathrooms
    And sweep and wash the hall floors for today.
    At this rate Wednesday day off will actually be a day to do as I please
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 27th Nov 17, 1:15 PM
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    bit late posting so some of this is done

    6 Hot picks for Monday

    take lappy number 2 in for repair
    asda for Rx and some top up bits
    call EDF to cancel smart meter fitting for my mother
    crack through 100 emails delete or action
    book hair and nail appointment for 15th dec..christmas do
    Last edited by Nelski; 27-11-2017 at 1:18 PM.
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 27th Nov 17, 1:16 PM
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    Good morning.

    Sorry I've been AWOL, not a great weekend although I did get a chunk of the Christmas shopping done.

    PipneyJane welcome

    I'm stealing Nelski's hot picks idea. My 6 for today are:

    Strip bed
    Laundry
    DD Boohoo return
    Ironing
    Exercise
    Check Christmas card & gift wrap supply
    Originally posted by tjp70
    help yourself tjp70 it does work well for me
    • tjp70
    • By tjp70 28th Nov 17, 10:24 AM
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    At this rate Wednesday day off will actually be a day to do as I please
    Originally posted by tori.k
    I hope you still are able to have a day to yourself tomorrow.
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    • tjp70
    • By tjp70 28th Nov 17, 10:36 AM
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    Morning all.

    Yesterday I completed my 6 hot picks. It certainly motivated me to get the 6 done. Thank you Nelski

    I'm going to adapt my list to a Super Seven, with the additional item being an item relevant to my wellbeing, as this gets neglected. So here is my list for today:

    1. Update MS Money
    2. Go to HB to search for a specific Xmas present
    3. Update Xmas pressie list & note what's still needed
    4. Dust & hoover lounge & hallway
    5. Tidy cat food cupboard
    6. Clean hob after cooking
    7. Go for a walk (trying to increase my step count)

    Have a good day
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    • tori.k
    • By tori.k 29th Nov 17, 9:28 AM
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    A bit of a lazy start for me today.
    Other than the normal household jobs I only have prescription to pick up from the doc's
    So will add to that and walk to the village and collect some pine cones on the way for firestarters
    Have a good day
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    • tjp70
    • By tjp70 29th Nov 17, 9:52 AM
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    A bit of a lazy start for me today.
    Other than the normal household jobs I only have prescription to pick up from the doc's
    So will add to that and walk to the village and collect some pine cones on the way for firestarters
    Have a good day
    Originally posted by tori.k
    Lazy starts are compulsory on days off


    It's my day off too, but I have lots to do today. Here's my Super Seven:


    1. Collect blood test results from GP Surgery
    2. Take unwanted glasses to charity shop
    3. Laundry
    4. Clean powder drawer in w/machine
    5. Check DD mobile acct & negotiate new contract
    6. Dust & hoover bedrooms
    7. Read a chapter of my book
    Last edited by tjp70; 29-11-2017 at 9:55 AM. Reason: Forgot to add items
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 29th Nov 17, 9:57 AM
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    6 Hot picks for Wednesday

    2 lots of Washing
    Kitchen surfaces
    Lounge tidy and empty bins
    make a veg soup in the slow cooker
    email clear out
    ring EDF
    • tjp70
    • By tjp70 29th Nov 17, 9:58 AM
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    Nelski - you can make soup in the slow cooker???
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    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 29th Nov 17, 10:13 AM
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    I haven't much to do today as I did a lot yesterday.

    Put flea treatment on my pets.
    Make a pasta bake with some leftover steamed veggies I have in the fridge.
    Wash the pet blankets.
    Vacuum downstairs.

    Put up the Christmas tree?
    "It doesn't cost any more to dream big."
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 29th Nov 17, 10:19 AM
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    Nelski - you can make soup in the slow cooker???
    Originally posted by tjp70
    oh yes tjp its the only way to do it in my opinion today i wii just chuck in what is in my fridge which today is some carrots, leeks, mushrooms tomato puree and a potato all chopped up into the slow cooker with about 500ml of veg stock. Leave all day on low and either leave chunky or zap with a blender stick
    This works with any combo of veg so I never waste a weary looking left over.

    Nels xx
    • caronc
    • By caronc 29th Nov 17, 9:09 PM
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    Whoops I've obviously not been motivated enough to update
    I decided today to start "Christmas cleaning", also decided if I was cleaning it would be good to start in the kitchen and combine with a much needed re-arranging. Oh my word, I am now completely done in and it's not finished. Just need to get myself motivated enough to continue tomorrow........
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 30th Nov 17, 9:34 AM
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    6 Hot picks for Thursday

    Portion and freeze fridge bottom soup
    Asda to pick up online order
    Find a missing Rx and get that filled
    One wash
    Empty DW and load again
    Downstairs tidy and clean empty bins
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 1st Dec 17, 9:06 AM
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    3 lots of washing to do today! I have done two and one is still in the washing machine.

    I vacuumed yesterday evening and I put up the Christmas tree yesterday while I was listening to Question Time.

    I need to clean the bathroom too today.
    "It doesn't cost any more to dream big."
    • tori.k
    • By tori.k 2nd Dec 17, 8:20 AM
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    Well I have the day off as I'm working late night shopping instead. I moved so many Christmas trees yesterday I smelled like a toilet duck by day's end.
    Today I'm going to allow DH to take me out for breakfast
    Then tackling the big job to sort out the storage loft cupboard thing, find the Dec's and sort a load for the tip/ charity shop.
    So tears before bedtime we won't have the room in the next house for half the junk that DH had to keep just in case. It's a job we have both been putting off as there are boxes of his parents belongings that it's time to also face, and it's better dealt with now then when we are under the stress of moving.
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 3rd Dec 17, 9:28 AM
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    6 Hot Picks for Sunday

    Make a chicken and sweetcorn soup
    Clean kitchen to within an inch of its life and send in the pilot vac to do the floor
    Portion up yesterdays curry
    Clean lounge and hoover
    Empty all bins
    Declutter the Sky Planner Im finding having just 5% left far too stressful so my goal is to get to 50%
    • tori.k
    • By tori.k 4th Dec 17, 9:49 AM
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    Well I've officially lost the plot according to the family, I've basically moved my kitchen into the spare room, for a kinda Life laundry event. All that's left in the kitchen is the white goods kettle and my coffee cup and teaspoon.
    There is method to my madness that as much as I decluttered the kitchen I can reduce further I'm sure and Christmas is the time I will probably use the most of my kitchen kit, so what's ever left in the new year can go.
    So today's task is to deep clean the kitchen while it's empty and get out of my PJs even if it's just to throw some old trousers on.
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