Since I read this recent post and was TOTALLY ragging on her in my head about how crazy she is, I though I'd share what a little stress induced OCD can do to me:
I give you...THE GRID.
The grid is taped to my kitchen cabinet and is the guide for what I need to do and when. It also tells me what time to leave the house in the morning, who goes where, and what to bring. It tells me what I'm cooking for dinner that night and how much of it I need to cook. It also tells me what chores need to be done during naptime when I just sit there and am so tired I'm not even sure where to start. See, I like to think as little as possible. And with the grid, I had to do 2-3 hours of hard core thinking over a couple days but then it significantly reduces the thinking I have to do on a daily basis.
What works for us is we have the exact same thing for dinner each night of the week. Boring? For me and Ramona, yes. For Mr. Q and Beezus, no. Also helps plan grocery store shopping.
I've used it the past two weeks since starting work, and it's awesome. I've made a couple little notes to help smooth over some transition times.
And you may have noticed that I've posted twice in one day? My parents are here visiting and Grandpa is wonderful at cleaning up after meals. He did the post lunch kitchen clean up and essentially donated an additional 30 minutes to me!
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