Friday Five for October 21, 2011 – Everyday Tasks

I got a lot of feedback on my last post, both here and from FB, all of which I really appreciated. My first inclination is to always go too hard on myself (that way no one else can dole out worse judgement, right?), but I realized that self-flagellation isn’t necessarily the best spark for change. I’m just committed to making that change, and do better going forward, and I feel much better now.
I’m in the middle of a house-sitting stretch, which has been a lot of fun, and a good change of scenery. Who doesn’t want a change of scenery? I’m also taking some time off at the end of the week to get some personal projects done — especially all of those craft projects that are 80% of the way there, and need a good, four-hour stretch of uninterrupted time for some headway. Who knows, I might even get some reading done, as well.
Onwards, to a late Friday 5!
  1. What everyday task is more difficult for you than it should be?
    Putting my clothes away at the end of the business day. I have about a 30% accuracy on this. Most of the time, I leave them looped over the footboard of my bed, where they pile up until Saturday, and I go through a massive clean.
  1. What everyday task do you usually put off for as long as possible?
    Answering my voicemails. I don’t know why, but I have the worst dread in collecting them.
  1. What everyday task do you perform especially well?
    Keeping my living/working areas tidy. I’ve gotten way better at this as the years go on.
  1. What everyday task has most recently been added to your every day?
    Making my lunch, either before work, or at the end of the day. I’m making a concerted effort to control the food I put into my piehole, and the integral part of me doing so means I need to be on top of the lunch situation every day so that I’m not trolling for quick and dirty lunch options.
  2. What everyday task makes the least sense to you?
    You’re asking this of someone who will turn the simplest of tasks into the most process-oriented excercise ever. There are very few tasks I do in a day that don’t make sense.

Source: Friday5.org

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