Saturday, December 03, 2005

GTD, the 12 step program

I backslid a little on the GTD plan. At work, all is well for the most part. At home, not so much. What I began to realize was that the kids' stuff was taking over the world. So this weekend, they're doing a big cleanup of their room. When they have no place to put their stuff, it ends up on the dining room table, the coffee table or the floor. My goal is to get to a point where a setback--an illness, a holiday, work busyness--doesn't mean that the house goes to pot. And anyone who says that managing and maintaining a household isn't a fulltime job is crazy. And Dr. B is right, being the one who tracks what's going on--the level of food in the house, where the kids need to be, whether laundry needs to be done--is as difficult as being the one who actually does it. It's all work.

There was a marathon of Clean Sweep on TLC and I was watching it while folding clothes. I honestly do not get why some of these people hold onto their stuff. My problem is getting it out of the house. I have bags and piles of stuff to be donated, but it's not an easy process. These people have a whole crew coming in to help them get rid of stuff and they still won't. I'd be all for it. Send em on over. Take all my stuff. I really don't care.

Anyway, I've admitted that this is not going to be easy. It's one step at a time. But I'd like for it not to be one step forward, two steps back.