Getting Dressed To Shoes Hair and Makeup
Saturday, March 24, 2012
MARILYN'S WAY Family Fun Day. Today will involve a Walkabout. I got home late last night and got up at my usual time. Will there be a nap on this day too? You betcha! Yesterday I went to town to look at washing machines. I have my eye on one. For the time being, I washed 3 loads of clothes at my mom's. I have so ingrained in me the concept of "Linking" 2 things together that Mom and I worked in a few Skip Bo games. Another term for this is associating or piggybacking. It has been a great tool for me to learn given my limitations. I am only allowed so much energy each day due to Fibromyalgia that this particular tool has helped tremendously while I fly.
In the 90's it was all about multitasking. Now they have found we cannot be effective doing this. What I mean is doing 3 plus tasks at once, yet many still do. In the end we don't get anywhere. All we are looking at is unfinished messes which makes us feel even worse. Then dear husband comes home and wonders what you have been up to all day. Now you feel even worse or angry. How do you get off of this merry go round? By learning to "Link" 2 things together, do them and then go on to the next 2 things you have decided to link together. I myself associate and link together styling my hair with Swish and Swipe. I am already in the bathroom, why not now? Shining my sink and preparing coffee with the timer is the other things I link together. Soon it becomes automatic. So try to link two things together and test them out to put into your routine. You may just like it!
Marilyn & Lily