Friday, August 30, 2013

Confessions of a lazy lady and a challenge.

I am a lazy person.

This is the thing I like least about myself. I want to be a person that works out, cooks healthy and delicious meals, has an impeccable house, responds to letters in the same week they're received, volunteers tons at church, spends time connecting with friends, and has time to relax at the end of the day. Unfortunately, that is a level of perfection that just isn't in my reality. I am far too lazy to do all of these things. It's easier to just sit on the couch and veg on the Internet all evening. And really it is just because I'm lazy. I do have plenty of time to do all of these things! It's easier to choose the things that are lesser, and that is not how I want my life to be at all.

So I've decided to challenge myself to a couple things in September:

- Put things away, not down. I've been working on this already, and it has been helping the clutter level in my house, especially in my kitchen. My kitchen sets the tone for my whole house, I think. We all have those rooms, don't we?
- 30 letters in 30 days. I'm bringing it back. It was great in January, high time to do it again.
- Do 3 things a week that I've been putting off. Isn't it so annoying that there are always things we put off, when really it would take 20 minutes to just get it over with? Yeah, I'm gonna tackle some of those.

I'll also be fasting from social media in September. I'll still blog and be on Instagram, but so much of my time is spent on Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, Feedly, etc etc, and I need a break from those. We also cancelled our Netflix, which is such a huge time suck for me. I just watch things because they're there, not because it's any good. I once spent an hour watching a show about Australian mermaids - it was so cheesy and not worth my time at all, but it was there so I watched it. And Buzz Feed is the absolute worst when it comes to time sucking!! Just the other day I spent an entire evening reading one Buzz Feed article after another. There's 4 hours I'll never get back! I could have cleaned my entire house from top to bottom and still had time for a movie with Chris but no.

Time to get my rear in gear and stop wishing I had the perfect life. I have to make it if I want it to happen. Time to put off the things that hinder me.


  1. Felicia, this is awesome. Don't Lose This Momentum! You got this, girl! And the feeling you have at the end of a day well spent is So satisfying.

    I've been at this same place you are many times before. I've fallen into a strange rhythm where it's hard for me to NOT get things done, just because I'm at wedding crunch time and there's just so much I can't afford to not get done. It's really weird, though, having a day off and thinking, "Okay, what can I get done today? I can do X, Y, Z..." I was actually Scheduling TV time! What in the world?

    Fasting social media will be a big help, I know it, but don't give in to the temptation to fill that Buzzfeed or Netflix hole with something else not good. Press on for the goal set before you, Felicia. You are going to be so proud of yourself, and I'm so excited for you!


  2. Oh, the 'put down'. I am super guilty of that :-/ My entire spare room is one big 'put down' instead of 'put away'.

    Right, you've inspired me. Off to do some great things that I've been putting off!

    x Jasmine

  3. This is inspiring! I'm guilty of wasting too much time on lazy things too...

  4. I feel like this a lot! Now that it's the new year I especially have a lot of my brain on improvements. I hope things are going well for you and that you've managed to make some good changes. Also I am finally sending out the winners from my blog give-away back several months ago. Can you email me your address? My email is jouaient at gmail dot com