simplemom Sunday – Start Your Day by Eating a Frog

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Photo by Valerie
“Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” -Mark Twain
That is such a fantastic quote!! I love simplemom Sunday!! It gives me a chance to share some of her WONDERFUL posts. There are so many, it is hard to choose!! Sometimes my choices may be willy nilly, other times I will try to follow a common theme.
Since my life is in disarray – and that is a HUGE understatement – I am probably going to use the next few Sundays to share how to plan/organize your day. simplemom has some excellent strategies and tools that I have just begun to use.
BUT first things first – EAT THE FROG , as Mark Twain says!! The post I want to share is aptly named Start Your Day By Eating a Frog.
There is actually a business book Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. Has anyone read it, maybe I should!! I am the queen of procrastination, especially when it comes to housework!!
The basic premise is “if you do the worst thing on your plate first thing in the morning, the rest of the day is a cake walk”. So if you hate laundry, do that first. Unfortunately for me I have many frog – as can be seen in my picture of BLUE POISON DART FROGS!! Yes I do view some of these tasks as poison. Isn’t that awful.
simple mom also tells us what NOT to do first:
“It stands to reason that if you should do your least-favorite task first, that means you should avoid doing your most favorite task – or at least your easiest task – first. We’ve all had those mornings where we start with great intentions of cleaning the house, running errands, balancing our checkbooks, or menu planning – but then we first check our email or see what Al Roker’s up to on the Today Show. Two hours later, and your enthusiasm is gone, along with valuable time you could have used getting stuff done. Somehow, this sets a tone for the rest of the day, and we approach our tasks reluctantly, with a poor attitude, or simply with less passion.”

That leads to these things not getting done and the frogs piling up. Some remain there so long, they die – the black frog is actually a dying Poison Dart Frog! Like all my “projects” and visions of having a laundry schedule and not falling behind, clean kitchen at all times. No that is not dirty laundry you see piled up over the window in my bedroom – I actually saw it from the street the other day – EEKKK!!
Though I have many frogs, I CANNOT let that deter me from feeling overwhelmed and not eating any of them. I need to eat one frog at a time – and wash it down with a stiff drink if need be – LOL!!
I will be picking my frog this week. What is your frog – least favorite thing to do?? What is your favorite?? SHARE your FROGS and we can support each other with “recipes” to make them more palatable.

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