I am absolutely terrible at organizing my time. I don't have a problem keeping appointments and such, but rather making time for tasks that I don't much care for, but that need to be done. One of these things, okay a LOT of these things fall into the "cleaning" category. I know how to clean. Very well in fact. My mother taught all of us how to clean pretty much every inch of a home. And while I was a kid, with the threat of grounding, I was pretty good at doing my assigned chores. (I might not have always had the best attitude about them, but not being able to go out with my friends was motivation enough for me to get them done.)
So fast forward 10-15 years to the present time. Mom isn't around to ground me from going out with my friends if the chores are not done. If I want to go out, I do whether the dishes are done or not or whether the floor is shiny and clean. I do like a clean house, it's just getting there and staying there that seems to be my problem. This is when I wished I had just a tad of OCD. Guess I'll just have to settle for my ADD and make the most of it.
So I had a mini-revelation that I think will help me in my struggles. I am a VERY visual learner. I don't do well in the abstract. I need to be able to see stuff and move it around. So I came up with the idea to have moveable chore tabs that I can move around on my calendar. Now I can actually see in writing what needs to get done. I can move it to a new day when it is completed. Or I can move it if I ran out of time that day. But at the end of the week, there will be certain things that I have to get done. I'm just hoping that my Friday doesn't end up being full of chores.
I am hoping that this will help me be better at not wasting time. We shall see. Wish me luck!