Tuesday, May 20, 2008

NLP:RD Back On

Okay, so I've been thinking about the NLP:RD again. (I found my notebook and can't resist the allure of a clean, unmarked section.)

It wasn't a bad plan.

It was just somehow too much. Then we revised it, then revised it again and somehow ended up doing two things a day, I don't know. It's a REALLY good thing this is just a rough draft, or I'd be afraid that we're destined to a lifetime of domestic failure.

So, I was trying to narrow down the problems with the original NLP:RD, except for the obvious one of having to actually do stuff.

I think Market yourself and Meal plan Monday was a problem, although it shouldn't have been. I just don't know if going out of your way to put yourself out there is a Monday sort of activity and I never got my meal plan done. Like ever. So no more of that. I will market myself and meal plan (or not) whenever the mood strikes me.

I also didn't like HAVING to do anything on a Friday or Saturday. Cleaning on a Saturday? Pshaw, right. It's good in theory, but that should be an extra credit sort of thing.

So, I think I'm going back to NLP:RD with just the slight revision of it only being a Tues/Wed/Thurs sort of thing. My general daily goal will be one load of dishes and one load of laundry a day. Maybe even putting it away, but I'm not going to knock myself out over it or anything. We'll see how things go.

Tuesday I will focus on tidying up. Wednesday I will focus on Working it Out (checking one thing I really don't want to do off the list), and Thursday I will focus on trash taking out and/or organizing. Like one drawer or cabinet at a time, nothing crazy.

There will be an end of the day drink (or three) each day as a reward, regardless of whether or not I succeeded because if I'm not getting stuff done, I probably have a good excuse and deserve the wine anyway.

And that will be that. 2009 will be our year, and the NLP: RD will be training for that. Three days a week. That's totally do-able.


Life, Love And Lola said...

My favorite draft so far. Same amount of drinking and less work! Ashley YOU ARE A GENIUS!

Life, Love And Lola said...

Another thought...

I'm so excited that I get to reward myself with a glass of wine (or three) for folding a load of laundry. Can't wait to leave the office, get home, and start folding! Again, Genius!

Multislacking Mama said...

I have a new idea re: Work Week. Tell me what you think.

Monday sucks. No one wants to do shit on Monday, because it's Monday. We should not work on Monday at all. Friday's suck. No one wants to work on Friday. We should just call that day off, too.

Tuesday then becomes Monday- which will suck. Thursday becomes like Friday and no one will want to do anything because it's the new Fridy.

Wednesday will be the only work day. We will work from 8-5 or 9-6 or whatever hours work for you. It will be a solid day of productive work.

Isn't that great? I'm taking it up the chain in my organization. I'm going to write a policy on it.