Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Hour

How much can I actually get done in an hour? We’re going to find out.

This year, this January anyway, I’m implementing “the one-hour system.” With graduate school and Kyle’s crazy hours and church and outside obligations, it’s easy to lose sight of the house, of the laundry, the dishes, of making meals, and other daily chores. I’m committing to using the one-hour system Monday-Friday for at least this month.

The rules are…

  • I get one hour a day. Knowing myself, it will probably be an early evening hour, maybe around 4 or 5.
  • During that hour, no internet, no television, no studying, no working out.
  • Instead, during my hour, I can take Madigan for a walk, make dinner, pick up around the apartment, do a load of laundry, keep up with my new filing system and/or any other household maintenance.
  • I’m trying to make this hour a fun thing – I can listen to some of my dance albums on vinyl. I can have a cup of coffee. I can call my mom. All as long as I keep myself busy being productive around the apartment.
  • When the hour is up, it’s up. I have to wait until tomorrow’s hour to work again. Then I can turn my attention to my (no doubt plentiful) homework and study and hopefully squeeze in a work-out.

 

One hour. How much do you think you could get done if you really gave yourself a whole hour?

love, elizabeth

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

That's a really great idea! It sounds like a way to really take care of yourself. I'm all about that. (o:

Faith said...

omg, what a great idea! this is sooo something i have to do ... and you know what .... i think i will! thanks for the great idea!

Karm said...

That really is a great idea. I think I need to do something like this to clean the house and fold clothes. I also commit an hour everyday to cardio and work outs.

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

This is such an amazing idea! I may have to try it! I have a feeling I could actually get a lot done in an hour!

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

Just catching up on your blog right now Elizabeth, and I wanted to say I think this idea is brilliant! I might try something similar...

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