I kept to my new schedule, even incorporating time for myself, which involved cleaning ALL of the tarnish off of my sterling silver jewelry! I know this doesn't sound like such great 'personal' time, but really, I enjoy appreciating my jewelry with a new found sparkle and shine! NO gold-looking tarnished jewelry in MY jewelry box anymore!
NOTE: (If you are a past/current customer, please email me if you want to know how I cleaned 21 bracelets, 10 rings, 20+ pairs of earrings/dangles and a watch in less than ONE HOUR; AND I did it without harming my lamp work beads, Swarovski crystals and/or pearls!!)
I also made an awesome meal tonight, (including a chef salad, honey Dijon turkey breast tenderloin and a fabulous vegetable and potato medley), menu planned and shopped for the entire week, washed and folded all of the laundry, cleaned the kitchen, tidied up the entire house, changed the furnace's air filter, AND even walked on the treadmill!!! I KNOW!! Can you believe it? I still have an hour to go, according to my schedule. I need to domesticate (so I call it) and put away the laundry, and double check the kitchen sink so that I have all of the dishes ready to wash in the dishwasher before I go to bed; but besides that, I AM DONE!
I found that I honestly got more done today than usual, because I put myself on a time-limit with each task. Whether it was 'domesticating', exercising, or ME-TIME, when I kept myself to my allotted time-frame I really did try to get more done before the next project was to start!
Are you all changing anything about yourself to make 2009 even BETTER than last year?