We had a lovely Easter weekend away at the inlaws. It’s flat down south, so I finally got round to road testing my new road bike properly. I tried it out a few weeks ago on the Manifold Way on a bitterly cold afternoon. It was a bit of a scary experience – not having been on a road bike for 20 years I was very wobbly, I couldn’t reach the brakes properly and the saddle was (unbeknown to me) pointing up in the air. Cue crossed and watering eyes.
OH sorted these glitches out for me and after a few laps round the estate, we went out for a 20 mile ride. Everthing worked well – the bike fits perfectly, I can stop, and I’m looking forward to many more rides.
And then we came back home, and the chaos that is my house hit me. If I am honest, a lot of this is to do with me preferring to do things like cycling, spending time with friends and playing the violin. I’m not really very domesticated. A few weeks ago, somebody at work asked me what I did about my cleaning. She works part time and was saying how difficult it was to fit everything in. My answer was simply ‘I don’t clean’. Or at least I do when it all gets too much and I think I really ought to do something about the layer of dust on the stairs.
Routines don’t work for me – or at least not the ones demanding daily adherence. I’ve tried them but found myself becoming even more exhausted as I try and fit too much into my day. However, the disorganisation is driving me mad, and I can see that having to run up and down between three floors before I leave the house just to find a pair of shoes just adds to the stress levels.
So I am thinking about finding a different way of organising my home, one that works for me.
Have you managed to change your habits completely? How did you do it?
Until next time, Tawney x