Bouncing Back After a Long Weekend

posted by Andrea | 05/31/2011


I often find that after a long, Holiday weekend away from my “regular routine”, it’s more difficult for me to buckle down and get back on track.

Can you relate?

Dave and I got SO much accomplished this weekend and crossed a bunch of things off our very long to-do lists. However, this morning, I just wanted to keep painting and working on different house projects because that’s way more fun than my normal routine!

It’s so easy to simply forget about the mountain of dirty dishes, the piles of dirty laundry, the stack of papers on your desk, etc. etc. and tell yourself that you’ll get to them “later”.

Even for me — someone who is almost always motivated to clear our clutter — it’s surprisingly easy to just let it sit.

Need Some Motivation?

If you’re feeling the same way, here are a few great blog posts from around the web… and I KNOW they will help motivate you to get back on track after a long weekend or family vacation {they certainly worked for me!}

1. Do ONE Thing at a Time: The Secret to Getting more Done — this one is from me

2. 10 Things to do Every Day to Stay Organized — Life…Your Way

3. 8 Ways to Find Motivation at Home — Simple Mom

4. 15 Clutter Busting Routines for Any Family — Becoming Minimalist

5. Just Get Started — I’m an Organizing Junkie

6. Tips for Dealing with Procrastination — Life…Your Way

7. Seven Reasons and Ways to Get Organized for Summer — Simplify 101

8. Reduce Clutter in 30 Minutes or Less — I Dream of Clean

9. Simple Tips to Stay Organized — this one is from me too and it includes a free printable!

Hopefully that’s enough inspiration and motivation to get you back into your “normal routine” and back to being productive.  Just remember that getting started is always the most difficult part. If you get started, it’s very likely that you’ll also finish!

So what will you accomplish today?


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  2. Kalyn


    You are so right, clutter builds up way too easily.

    I try to tell myself how much easier it is to tackle the clutter if I continue to put things away right after I use them, wash the dishes straight after dinner, etc. But sometimes I don’t listen. 🙂 (sigh)


  3. Emily


    Oh my goodness, girl!! I was that same way today! Recovering from the holiday weekend, plus being gone at conferences the past two weekends…I swear our entryway/kitchen/pantry area exploded! I love your site and I know I can always come here for great inspiration, thanks for the extra encouragement today!