Living an involuntary hermit's life. Working towards living a healthier, gluten-free, hopefully cancer free life with my 2 dogs, 3 chickens and loving family.

Living with intention

When stumbling through life isn't good enough anymore..... decide to be yourself and enjoy life, and pay attention to Gods gifts all around.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Life of a Goldfish-Just call me Dory

There is a condition that us cancer survivors call Chemo Brain. I have it. It has almost been 6 months since I finished my last chemo sessions and although I am clearer headed now, I have not recouped a lot of my scatter brain and forgetfulness. I am like a goldfish in many ways. I can start a project and see something shiny:) and off I go and never get back to the project. When I worked I kept a day planner and I started using it again for the most basic daily tasks. This really helped. But I didn't like using the thick leather bound binder, so I made "Konnie's Household Management" system with the help of using a lot of forms I found on the Internet. Here is the system.

The first tab is Monthly Calendar. This is the place I put all my appointments and events.
Next tab is Weekly planner. Pictured here. This is where I plan my week and day. When I get to the time that it says Daily chores I go to next tab.........

This is my daily chores form. I have it in a plastic sheet protector and use a dry erase pen to mark when completed. I know this seems very basic but I really have a hard time staying on task and this helps. After daily chores are done I have the chores that should be done once a week in the next tab...........

This is Wednesday weekly chores. I have one for every day of the week that concentrates on different rooms. This is in sheet protector also so it can be reused. After weekly chores I have a tab for food which has our menu for the week, grocery list and my food journal for me to keep track of what foods bother me. I did not take pictures of these. Next tab is Monthly chores..............

I have this broken down to week 1, week 2 and so on. This is for the deep cleaning and chores that only need to be done once a month. Again this is in plastic sleeve. After that I have tabs in this order, Outside/Garden, Event Planning, Address/Phone #, and Projects.
I have used this system for three weeks now and it is helping me immensely. I find I keep my house clean with less time, I don't miss appointments and I just do not feel as overwhelmed.

1 comment:

Leanne said...

Hi Thanks for stopping by on our blog & saying hi.
Nice to meet you!
I could do with one of those folders.... as my personality I jump from one task to another oh my!

Love Leanne