You've been to parties to create a vision board. It was fun, old friends and new friends, the wine, the cutting and pasting that made you feel like a kid again, did I mention the wine? It makes for a fun night but that vision board didn't achieve anything and now it sits at the back of your closet cluttering it up.
You have tried other boards now try one that works and will help you get your closets clean, put dinner on the table, banish the laundry mountain, get your life under control
Create a plan you will actually USE and will do what the others promised but didn't deliver: it will help you focus on your goals and achieve them.
As a child, I never learned how to run my own home. Like so many of us in the post-boomer generation and all the way to Gen Z, I had to figure it out on my own.
In the early 2000s, I was a single mom with two young kids living a long way from home, working full time and trying to keep up with all the demands of my extremely full life. I was exhausted, close to burnout and buried in clutter. I struggled to put dinner on the table and nuggets were a regular dinner option. It's how I ended up 40 pounds overweight and in need of anti-depressants. I felt like I needed to hit the reset button on my life or my head was going to explode.
I read books and magazines and scoured the internet for any way that would help me get everything under control. Some things helped, The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up was a good start. But it wasn't until I decided to treat my home like my corporate job and use the skills I learned there that things really started getting better. I was born with the brain of a Lego master builder. I see all the parts of a process or project that are necessary without the usual busy work and time fillers. I'm a rule follower. But only if the rules make sense.
I ditched 75% of the stuff in my house and now it stays tidy most of the time (nobody's perfect!) but I can be company-ready in 20 minutes or less.
I ditched most of the food in the kitchen and half the cooking gear and now meal times are a whole lot easier. I have a pantry with purpose!
And as for that laundry mountain that was taking over the room - gone.
These days I don't even need wine or coffee let alone anti-depressants. I drink decaf and herbal tea and a whole lot of seltzer! And I'm calm 90% of the time (everyone's entitled to freak out once in a while).
Get more of what you want to get done by having less of what you don't want to do.