Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Inconveniences & My Crisis Problem

I woke up today and checked Twitter like usual. ( Don't judge me people. You do it too.) What I saw changed my life. Okay, so it has been less than 24 hrs and that isn't enough time to give evidence of actual change. It made me want to change at least.

"Schedule your inconveniences, lest they become unexpected crises." 
 - @KurtMahler

Can I just say that I am the poster child for people who need to hear this? I don't schedule things like laundry, phone calls, or returning emails. Mostly because they don't seem like big daily events. However, they create crisis when I realize that people are coming over in 30 minutes and I still haven't unloaded my dishwasher. My days are too often derailed by panic over stupid things I should have done earlier in the day. 

This regular low-grade stress creates a chronic problem of a very frantic & hurried life. I'm over it.

I am really, really, really going to try to eliminate my last-minute crises by scheduling the little things I always put off. If I can actually follow the schedule I make I will indeed be a changed woman.

I'm curious. What inconveniences do you need to schedule to avoid unexpected crises?


  1. There's something about making yourself do the little things, and some folks are less fortunate than others. Because of the way they were raised, or their personality, or because of something they 'believe'. I'm fortunate to be one who likes making things right and keeping the ducks in a row.

    I do my laundry and bathroom cleaning on the weekends for convenience. But all the rest of the housework I just do randomly. There really is something to finding what the discipline feels like. And then there's something on another level of finding a way to do the work and feel content in one's heart at the same time. It can take a while to get there.

  2. Liz...let me know when u find the secret to making this work...the story of my life "the undone schedule" :p

    1. Okay, Angie. I'll let you know when I figure it out. Expect an email in about 23 years.