I know it sounds insane, but it's true...I have a Super Mom apron. Okay, so it may not make me Super Mom, but it does help me get things done!!
I have a tendency to procrastinate...I never seem to have enough time to in a day...this list goes on. Sound familiar?!? Well, my problem isn't my procrastination, it's my time management! I never have enough time in the day because I tend to waste it. I don't waste it being idle. (I'm a very busy person.) I waste it because of indecision and poor time management. It has taken me a long time to figure this one out.
My mother is a VERY organized person and while growing up, she always told me how and when to do things. (Not that I couldn't figure it out on my own, but I was like any kid...I put things off and I rebelled. Sorry mom!) She wanted things done when and how she wanted them done. I did rebel, but at least (after a lot of growing up and becoming a mom) I understand now.
As I said, my problem is my time management and some lingering rebellion. (I guess that's just part of my nature!) I tend to look at my chore box [I'll post more about the chore box another time] and think I don't want or have to do this right now. It's my house. So, I take my sweet time about doing it or end up putting it off until another day because I've run out of time today. This is really not the person I want to be. So this is where my apron comes in.
My apron is like a super hero costume. With out their costume, super heroes are just regular people. Without my apron, I tend to waste time and procrastinate. With their costume on, they are transformed into super heroes. With my apron on, I can get an amazing amount of things done in a day! I realize that it's just a psychological thing and does not have super powers...I'm really not insane...but to me it helps. And it may help someone else out there! That's why I'm sharing this story with all of you.
So, for those of you out there like me, find something that will help you...an apron, a hat, anything that will constantly remind you and help you stay on track!