Thursday, April 18, 2013

Finally a routine that works for me!

If you know me at all or have been reading my sporadic posts over the last few years, you will know that I have tried and failed many times to start a good housekeeping routine. I have always loved making plans, but have never been able to stick to them. I think a big part of this has been my depression, which was untreated until last September. Everytime there would be a little hangup I would fall hopelessly into a rut and abandon whatever plan I had made earlier.

Anti-depressants have completely changed my life and now those little obstacles do not stop me in my tracks anymore. I find it so much easier to keep on going, in spite of all of the things that life still throws at me. My life itself hasn't gotten an easier, I just feel much better equipped to deal with it! For the first time in my life, I feel like I have things together, and it's a great feeling.

Awhile back there was an e-book bundle special for spring cleaning. I found it through one of the blogs I read, Clean Mama. One of the e-books was written by her and was all about her basic cleaning routine. I have been doing it for a month now with great success! I don't always do everything and it doesn't always go perfectly, but I have stuck with it and my house is looking better than ever!

Another big reason for this success is the smartphone app Astrid. I use it to keep track of my daily and weekly chores and enter anything I need to remember in my to do lists. It's like my own digital personal assistant and it has made a huge difference! I'm really glad I found this routine and this app:).