I kept thinking that getting my life in order would be too much for me to handle. I have always been pretty good at becoming overwhelmed, so I figure that just not trying would be the easiest thing to do. But not trying in life just made things twice as hard. That is what I get for using lazy thinking. So, I finally made effort to turn things around with a to-do list. On it, I reminded that I needed to find a pay stub maker so that I could show a loan company how much I make every week at work, I wrote down my budget for an entire month, made out a meal list for two weeks of meals and a lot more. When I was done with my list, I realized that I had 64 items that needed to be completed.
I know a lot of people who are pretty organized in their lives. Friends of mine belong to groups online that specifically focus on staying organized, bullet lists, and so much more. They are on top of things. I had seen some of their lists, and I often noticed they would not have more than 10 things at most to do. This is because they stayed on top of things. I had let things go so often in the past that there was no way I could make it through my to-do items in a month, much less days. I knew I needed to get my act together.
I began going to sleep much earlier. I have lived life as a night owl, and this did not serve me well. Getting up earlier gives me more energy now. I try to make sure that I tackle at least 3 things every single day that need to get done. When I have extra time, I push for 4 to 5 things. Slowly and surely, I am getting caught up in life.