It’s Friday. It’s summer. It’s also the day we begin our road trip.
Focus in this situation is more necessary than in a normal week, but oh so much more difficult to achieve.
At this point, the bags are packed and loaded, snacks have been purchased, medicines and toothbrushes are ready to go, and I’ve made my statement that as long as we have undies and medicine, anything else can be bought if we forgot it.
So what’s my focus on the vacation itself?
1. I want to keep the Suburban clean(ish). I’m going to assign my daughter to be on trash duty. At every stop we make, no matter how quick, it will be her duty to remind everyone to put trash in a bag that’s in the cute and official-looking bucket I bought at the Dollar Tree.
2. I don’t want to waste clothes. It will be my job to remind everyone to attempt to stick to one outfit a day. No wearing something new after swimming.
3. Have fun while watching the budget. I’ve researched things to do for cheap everywhere we’re going. But it’s so easy to overspend on vacation. We’re dividing our cash into envelopes for each day of the vacation so we can visually see how much we’re spending, and how much we have left. If we don’t spend much on one day, we’ll add it to the next day’s envelope.
What is your focus this week? Did you experience any successes or failures last week? Do you have any goals for next week? You can read more about the concept behind Focus Check Friday here. Use this excuse to stop, take a deep breath, and think through what is and isn’t working for you in your quest for home order, or even in your desire to survive summer with some order intact.
You can leave a comment below, link up a blog post, or even just talk to yourself in the mirror. For me, it helps to verbally analyze my efforts as I go through my deslobification process. If you do link up below, please say something like “I’m linking this up at A Slob Comes Clean, for Focus Check Friday.”