Life Makeover: Emotional Energy Drains

After sitting down and really thinking about it, there are a few tasks in my life that are completely zapping my emotional energy.  None of these tasks are terribly difficult, but I haven’t been able to get them off my “to-do” list in quite some time.  Maybe if I publically acknowledge them, I’ll make some progress.  I’ve even added some notes regarding how I’m going to clear these emotional energy drains.  To round it out, I need a reward.  I’m thinking a nice relaxing facial will be just the motivation I need to get these tasks off my list once and for all.

House Cleaning

My house is not necessarily “dirty”, but there are some things that need to be done.  When the weekends roll around each week it seems as if I have way too much on my list to make any significant progress.

I’ve put a call into a cleaning service that I’ve used in the past.  I hope to hear back from them soon.  It’s the tasks like deep cleaning the bathrooms, vacuuming/mopping, and dusting that are keeping me from completing the work.  A periodic house cleaning by a professional is just what I need.

Fall Yard Work

My garden was amazing this summer, but what’s left behind after a few rains is not so impressive.  Every time I look into the backyard the mess smacks me in the face.  I did quite a bit of work this past weekend, so it’s better.  It’s just not done and that’s what I need.

On the next dry weekend, I will finish it up so that I don’t have to worry about the yard again until spring.

The Dogs

For some reason my dogs have been misbehaving lately.  At times I dread opening the door when I get home.  Not because I don’t adore them and their overly excited greeting, but because I never know for sure what I’ll find.  It’s not like they are tearing the house up (thank goodness) it’s just little things that I don’t want to have to deal with when I get home.

I put together a great play area in the garage a couple years ago, but recently it’s gotten cluttered.  I don’t think it will take me long to get it back in tip-top shape.  My plan is to make time to fix it up this weekend.

2013 Work Goals

Each year we are required to set goals.  This year I’ll be leaving for my trip 1 1/2 months before the end of the year.  My goals did not take this into account, therefore I’m behind in finishing them up.

For the month of October, I will focus more energy on getting the necessary work completed.  My goal is to have them wrapped up by October 31st, so I don’t have to think about them during my last couple of weeks of work ( I’ll need those weeks to transition my daily duties to others).

The Trip

While I did a lot of early planning for my trip, there are still a few things I need to wrap up before I leave.  I have three airline tickets to pay and 6-8 nights in which I have not accommodations booked.  In addition to these big tasks, there are a lot of smaller tasks to do.

I’ve started a grouping in Toodledo for my trip and am gradually adding tasks to it.  I’m going to bite off at least one task a day.  Today I’m going to book one of my airline tickets.

So, that’s it…

Those are the five things that are wiping me out emotional due to their constant nagging.  If I can get them all done by the end of October that would be great (maybe even sooner for some of them).

What’s draining you?  Do you have a plan for tackling those tasks?


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  1. […] year progressed I made a few more goals that I was able to stay more focused on.  In my post about Emotional Energy Drains, I wanted to get over the constant drain […]

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