How to get motivated for spring cleaning

Hey guys… spring is here. The suns shining and the weather is warming up. Which means it’s time to start spring cleaning. If you should know anything before reading this post it’s that I suck at cleaning.  I get easily overwhelmed and just put it off.  I’m also terrible at organizing so I just struggle with it all along.  So it seemed like the best time to share with my tips and tricks on spring cleaning

Find inspiration.

Where ever you can find something to inspired your need to clean. Mine comes from social media. Mrs. Hinch’s instagram is the most motivating. I’ve never seen anyone who seems more happy to be cleaning then her. Not only does she make cleaning look enjoyable she gives tips on ways to make it easier.  Seriously though the more I watch her clean or talk about cleaning and cleaning products the more likely I am to work harder.

Make it fun

When it’s time to get the kids I hang out with to pick up I always make it fun. Usually I challenge them to pick up all of the toys before the next song ends. I also like to see who can pick up the fastest.  For me it’s not that easy to trick myself into it. However I found some ways to make it fun. Music is one, either grab the earbuds, or turn it up and sing along or dance along and ,are cleaning not so dull.  Audio  books are a great mood saver. I can’t just sit somewhere turn on an audio book and listen to it… so cleaning is the perfect time for that. And using my scribed app I have access to tons of audio books.

Find products you feel good about.

I get a strange sense of enjoyment in cleaning products. My current favorite brand of cleaning products is Method home. They are natural and plant based so they’re safe to use around children and pets. Method is the only brand I’ve been using. Windows, surfaces, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, everything. 

Now that I’ve got the cleaning part figured out I just need to learn how to organize. Does anyone have and tips and tricks for orginizing??? Send help.

Xojohnnielynn
Spring cleaning pin

3 Reasons I love spring

Guys, guys, guys guess what!!! It’s spring, winter is officially over! I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. I don’t love winter, it’s cold and dark and wet and I can’t cope. You know how some people get seasonal depression, I more get seasonal frustration. So I thought I would share with you some of the reasons why I love spring.

3 things I like about spring.

The sun comes out.

If you could see my time hop from the end of December until around now I whine a lot about how I miss the sun. Seriously I’m like a flower I need the sun to survive. My level of happiness or mood is highly based on the sun.

The weather becomes warmer.

I hate being cold. I won’t go outside if it’s cold. Then being pent up inside makes me frustrated. And that’s not good for anyone. I don’t mind it too much at night though because I like to be burried under as many blankets as I

Colors come back.

Winter time is not very colorful. Outside the ground is white, and the sky is grey every day. Not that spring is here the sky is less gloomy and the snow is melting. The grass is green the roads are grey, the sky is blue and soon all of the flowers will be in bloom. Our clothes tend to be more bright and colorful too.

The absolute best thing about spring is that summer right around the corner. 92 days and counting. What’s you’re favorite thing about spring?

Xojohnnielynn

Accept failure and move on.

Awe man how awesome were all of my blog posts for February? Oh right I didn’t post anything. I started the year with a goal of 2-3 blog posts every week. I started to fizzle the end of January and completely flopped all of February. So I have two choices, I can beat myself up about it. Or I can accept failure and move on.

Accept failure.

For me this is easy, mostly for the sad fact that that’s what I kind of expect anyway. I like to go through life not knowing what I’m doing and hopeing for the best. Anxiety really takes a toll on your self esteem. Also I tend to be a bit over dramatic and see every set back as failure.

The thing with failing at something is that it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. It’s ok to not be perfect. One of the things I’ve often told m cheerleaders, is “I will never ask or expect you to be or do the best. I only ask for your best.” I try to remind myself the same thing. I don’t have to be the best. Just my best, which is definitely possible.

Moving on

I thought that I would share with you a few tricks that help me move on when I fail.

  • Give yourself A few minutes to feel sorry for yourself. It’s ok to be frustrated, assuming you don’t treat any one or anything poorly. Last weekend I made a cake for my nieces birthday and it turned out to be much smaller then I expected. I spent a good ten minutes yelling at the cake. But it ended up being big enough.
  • Take a deep breath, and shake it off. I had to remind myself that if I keep pouting then tay wouldn’t have a birthday cake. Or at least not one like she wanted.
  • Step back. If anyone else had made the cake I would t have thought anything of the size. It would have been fine. I find it’s like that with most things. We are way to hard on our selves.

I hope this helps or at least makes sense. How do you deal with failure or set backs? Go follow me on Twitter to hear about more times I fail at things.

Xojohnnielynn

March goals

Hi there. So I realize that I hadn’t posted anything since my February goals. I don’t have any real excuse either. I just kind of flopped. I don’t love that it happed but I’m not going to worry about it. I’m going to start again. With that being said I thought I should go over my March goals.

Focus on self care

March goal self care

I used to be pretty good with this. At least once a week I made time for a warm bath with a hair mask and face mask all of it. For the last 6 months after work I would either have a game or practice and that was it. I’ve been to busy to care but now cheerleading is over. Don’t get me wrong I love cheerleading and I love that I get to coach such amazing girls. They’ve got so much potential it’s unreal. I need to start forcing my self to unwind and destress. I have a much harder time trying to focus and write when I let my stress build up

Clear out Facebook

March goals Facebook

Ok so I don’t spend a lot do time on Facebook anyway. I find it too overwhelming. I mostly want to clear out the groups. When I get the urge to try and grow my blog, YouTube or any other social media sites I jump in and join all of the groups. I don’t like them. I’d like to go through and leave all of them. Well maybe I’ll keep one. Not just blogging groups all of the groups.

Get back to blogging

March goals blogging

I’m refocusing on the goal of writing 2-3 blog posts a week. But I want to be more um, prepared. I’d like to dedicate one day to just writing and getting photos ready. Now that cheer is over I should have more time to write and edit photos.

Those are my goals for this month. Please tell me in the comments what is something you’d like to achieve this month?

Xojohnnielynn

February goals

Hey so you may have noticed that I had started to fizzle out on my goal to write 2/3 posts a week. I started out well and had them written and posted every week. Atround the end of the month I’d gotten overwhelmed and pulled away.

Why did I get overwhelmed?

Well easy answer, I just do. Cheerleading has been time consuming, we even went to our first competition. We weren’t as prepared as we should have been and we deff need to add more stunts and skills. We had to cut off the end as they learned it the night before. Another thing that happened maizy was being uncharacteristically aggressive towards tigre. So when I was home I kept her tied up on a leash. I’ll explain later. I couldn’t do much. I’ve just been struggling to find time.

Begin again

Right, so… I am going to again. I decided that I am going to make new goals for in February while still keeping my ones from January. I’m still going to try and keep posting more often and posting on Instagram everyday. But I am going to add another one to this list.

February goals

  1. Declutter- I swear I’m a borderline hoarder. I hold on to everything. I have a few boxes of things that I will probably never touch. I’m just not going to have any use for them. But do I throw them away? No I pack it up and let it take up too much of my limited space. I would like to stop saving things that I don’t need.
  2. Be more orginized- If you were to go into my tiny cramped room you will notice that I have clothes everywhere. Clean clothes in baskets and dirty all over the floor. More clean ones crammed in and on a tiny dresser. I’m not proud of this, I need to figure out to keep things organized.

I think I’m going to stop there. I’m still going to try and keep up with my blog and Instagram maybe tweet more too. Mostly my goal is to clean more. With only one week left in cheerleading and this time until fall it going to be easier.

I’m not going to lie being away from the house from 7 am till after 8pm it’s really hard to keep up with the house work. But I’m working on it. A big help is that I’d signed up for the Grove Collaborative. Being able to buy safer natural cleaning supplies online is the best thing. In my first order I’d gotten free with the VIP trial several Mrs. Meyers brand products and I had picked out a bunch of Method products.

Tell me what are your goals for this month? Leave them in the comments. Also any orginization tips would be awesome.

Xojohnnielynn