But then I read Laura's post.
And although I can't be sure, I'm quite certain my husband had some direct influence on her post. It's a conspiracy, I know... And both will likely deny it, but I know - just as Laura knows her family moves her stuff so she can't find it - that it has to be.
Well, I've likely already spent my 121 hours searching for stuff... And that's just the past six months.
Things I've Lost Today (Friday, September 23):
- cell phone
- house keys
- purse again
- water bottle
And today was a good day.
On Tuesday, I lost my bus pass, missed six buses and was 45 minutes late for work. Although I've not yet lost my corporate identification badge, I have misplaced it a few times - the worst time was when it was buried under a pile of crap on my desk.
Laura asked a few questions, that I must again reiterate, have certainly been influenced by my husband... Let's examine them.
So this week’s challenge is this:
- Identify one item that you seem to constantly be looking for. I’m curious to know what it is.
- Identify a “home” for it that makes the most sense for you. Try this tactic…ask yourself “if this item was lost, where would be the first place I’d look for it?” Maybe that’s a good place to create a permanent home? Pay attention to how you think.
- Consistently put said item back when done with it. Ahh that’s the kicker but so worth it!
- Commit to giving yourself at least 20 days to build this new habit.
- Relax and be less stressed!
1. What am I always losing? Everything. Purse, wallet, inhaler, keys. Screwdrivers, hammers, measuring tape(s), seam rippers. If it can be misplaced, I will do it... Trust me, I don't think there is a thing I own that I haven't lost... Except for our house and my sewing machines and our son.
PS For what is worth, I am always surprised when I lose something for I am always certain I put it away. The End.