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I’ve Decided to Finally Become Responsible

You know, one of THOSE people

04.20.17
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I have always loved “getting down to business” scenes in movies. A group of friends banding together to tidy/build/improve the appearance of something (I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the real-people version of Pippi Longstocking, but the “cleaning day” bit is so satisfying); a scrappy sports team finally taking practice seriously (any ’90s sports movie starring Rick Moranis, really) — those roll-up-your sleeves montages that inspire tiny, feel-good fires inside.

One of my all-time favorites is Cher’s emotional makeover in Clueless. She puts on a pair of unflattering 501s, buttons up a sensible cardigan, then clips the front of her silky locks back so that she’s not tempted to run her fingers through her hair, triggering a mall craving. From there, she transitions into better-Cher mode. She donates canned goods, volunteers, cools it with the superficial hooey and becomes a part-time paralegal. In other words, she gets her life together!

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That’s me right now. I am in down-to-business mode. D2B. Just me and my cardigan with my rolled-up sleeves and my bangs clipped back and my sensible jeans, ready to be a better version of myself.

As a non-Beverly Hills socialite, here’s what that means: identify all sore spots, come up with goals and solutions, give myself deadlines and take action. I have made a calendar and everything to hold me accountable. It’s boring and way less fun than Pretty Winter, but also satisfying. Here’s my April through May list:

1. Problem: I spend too much money on unnecessary things, like cabs and expensive salads that I hate anyway.
Goal: Stop doing that.
Solution: Start “small and reasonable.” This means eliminating cabs and cooling it with the gold-flecked lunches. Once I’m in a groove, I’ll find something else to downsize.
Deadline: Two weeks to implement a walking commute and a make-food-at-home strategy (that I will actually stick to).

2. Problem: I am always late.
Goal: Be early.
Solution: Stop dicking around. But also, commit to one less thing a day. Over and over again, I overestimate how much I can get done, leaving me constantly behind. Being behind freezes me in anxiety, so then, instead of doing anything, I sit on the corner of my bed for 20 minutes and stare out the window while panicking. Also, give myself more time to get places and lace-up my sneakers on the daily to walk everywhere so that A) I can listen to more podcasts and B) I don’t get stuck in traffic or on the subway.
Deadline: Two weeks to break the bad habit with passes on rain days. Gotta be realistic.

3. Problem: I’m working out but not taking it seriously. I lost track in March, which bled a bit into April, and now I’m like, “Meh, do I have to?”
Goal: Work out four times a week, not including yoga (plus, lift my butt up an inch). WHY NOT, OKAY?
Solution: Put workouts at the top of my social to-do list four times a week. Workouts rank above everything else. If friends want to join, great. Getting people to work out with me rather than drink with me back in February annoyed everyone but kept me way healthier.
Deadline: The four-times-a-week commitment has already begun.

4. Problem: I don’t have enough time in the day.
Goal: To not feel like I am constantly running from thing to thing.
Solution: This ties into the lateness plan and committing to less. But also, go to bed earlier, make morning workouts earlier, which — though brutal to wake up for — means I have less reason to cancel, less stress surrounding the emails I’m not answering and more time to breathe a bit before the work day begins.
Deadline: I’ve actually successfully done this for a week. By waking up earlier, I have about 45 extra minutes to do me.

5. Problem: My friendship to-do list from January keeps growing.
Goal: Cross off all wedding and baby gifts that I need to buy and mail. Write all December thank-you cards.
Solution: Buy three gifts per paycheck and mail them right away since, hopefully, I’ll have a little extra money from not taking cabs. Block off two hours this weekend to do the thank-yous and other etiquette housekeeping.
Deadline: Must be completed by Memorial Day weekend.

Wish me luck, but also, I need company and solidarity. Who’s with me for a pre-summer down-to-business session? And what’s on your list?

Collage by Maria Jia Ling Pitt; images via Getty images, GIF via Giphy.

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  • Suzan

    Yeah!! I love getting my shit together!
    For me, for Spring, committing to 3-4 yoga sessions a week and repotting my plants are on the schedule!

    Good luck Amelia, I think you made a great breakdown of what you want to do. Just be careful that you don’t get overwhelmed (I think it’s quite a lot you want to change at once) and that you remember that if you flaked out on something once that it doesn’t mean you can’t continue like that didn’t happen and you might as well give it up altogether (that’s my pitfall usually, especially with workouts).

    • Mae

      I just re-potted my plants a couple weeks ago on a unseasonably warm Sunday and my plants and I are so happy now. It was seriously long overdue! There’s nothing quite like crossing things off a to-do list.

      • Amelia Diamond

        Oooo I wish I gardened that sounds so lovely.

    • Amelia Diamond

      Thank you Suzan!!! (it is a bit ambitious but like, someone needs to kick my ass!)

      • Suzan

        That’s true! Sometimes it helps to just dive in all the way 🙂
        You gonna keep us posted? For that extra bit of pressure to keep you motivated?

  • ugh i need to stop spending money and i need to go to the gym. my credit card hates me, my jeans hate me. i meannn i’m having a blast, but it has to end. as i’m typing this i owe 4 wedding gifts which i should 100% take care of before the next 6 weddings I have ahead of me. now i’m freaking out, THANKS. jkjk good luck.

    • Amelia Diamond

      i love that you’re having a blast, though

      • there is such thing as too much fun…

  • Adrianna

    I’ve learned to make my make-at-home-meals as simple as possible, particularly for lunches to take to work. This has been my lunch most days the last month:
    -A ton of Tuscan kale. I choose kale because it’s filling
    -some sort of vinaigrette made with my favorite Fairway olive oil that I could dip bread into all day. I make the vinaigrette in the same container I will pack my kale in
    -protein. I rely on microwaving pre-cooked sausage from Whole Foods
    -I take a block of Whole Foods cheese with me and grate it over the salad at work
    -toasted pine nuts. These are important. I’ll toast these on a skillet while I’m packing the rest of the salad

    My office provides hard boiled eggs most mornings, so I’ll take one or two to add to the lunch.

    • Amelia Diamond

      Toasted pine nuts change everything, you’re so right. Ok I’m on it.

  • YOU CAN DO IIIIITTTTTT. I also need to 1. wake up earlier/leave apartment earlier so that I’m not always late. 2. work out. 3-4x a week AND do yoga cuz my body officially hates me. and 3. stop putting off summer planning!!! I need to find an internship or something ASAP. oh! and 4. spend several days a week researching/writing final essays cuz that’s coming up…fast.

    • Amelia Diamond

      waking up earlier sucks literally ONLY when you wake up. The moment you’re out of your bed with your face washed, the whole day is better and you have all of this extra time. It’s a serious love/hate but I am soo cranky now when I “sleep in.”

      • Suzan

        I feel a bit embarrassed to admit it, because it’s so seemingly simple, but that first sentence… that sorta puts waking up (or actually getting up) early in a whole different context for me. I’m an eternal snoozer and I kinda hate how I can waste my mornings with it. I think I need to put this on my list too! Ha.

        • Amelia Diamond

          It’s easier said than done at first and like, if you set your alarm for 6:30 to go to the gym and it’s raining out…almost impossible for me to do it. BUT. You’ll get in the habit of it. When I was first teaching myself to wake up early I got up early for a week but then did whatever I wanted (watch tv, eat a doughnut, read, sit and stare at a wall) so that it wasn’t automatically waking up then getting into it.

          • Sarah

            but what time do you go to bed then?

      • Sarah

        i have always wanted to wake up earlier but i just can’t seem to do it.. I roll out of bed and give myself 15 min before i have to be out of the door, it is that bad

      • hmmm that helps as make sense. What time are you getting up at?

  • BarbieBush

    omg my favorite getting down to business scene ever ever is Elle Woods becoming a *~serious lawyer!!!*~. begins with her buying that super cute macbook in the bunny outfit

    • Meg S

      I’ll show you how serious Elle Woods can be!

    • Amelia Diamond

      GIRL YES

    • Hahaha totally the best getting down to business scene and then Elle smashes Law school!

    • courtforce

      absolute best ever!

  • Isa Ballerini

    Love this! Nothing is better than those montages – usually when it’s some sort of home cleaning and then their whole life is cleansed and better – and they always make me feel inspired 🙂 (even if it doesn’t last long).

    I totally support and believe in you! And yes, now you are inspiring me to do the same!! Working on spending habits is definitely a big one. I’m always hesitant to set these big goals for myself (working out 4 days a week) or dropping habits cold turkey because I feel like I’m setting myself up for failure. But maybe I shouldn’t be afraid to hold myself more accountable – cause I guess that’s what being responsible is!

    P.S. I’m curious about your workouts. Do you use Classpass, or have membership to a specific gym/studio? Or do you switch it up and just buy individual passes to studios?? I’m trying to figure out the best plan for myself and I know this can also be veryy costly.

    • Amelia Diamond

      Full disclosure: it’s costly. A lot of my $ goes to working out. I alternate right now between Refine Method, Bari and Y7. It’s a lot and I could probably shop more or save if I didn’t but for now it’s just where I put ma money. I don’t go out “drinking” as much as I did in my youth, way lower bar tabs, so this is how I rationalize it, kinda.

      Oh also! I try to find deals. So like right now Refine has this April Challenge where if you do 2 classes min per week, the cost goes down.

      • Isa Ballerini

        Working out is a totally valid (and healthy) way to spend money, arguably more so than shopping. Everyone has different spending habits and areas in which they splurge, and especially if you’re cutting back in other ways then there isn’t a problem with that. Plus if you’re not taking cabs, you’re saving money AND burning more cals!! win win
        Based on my budget/lifestyle, spending a large chunk on workout classes feels somewhat unjustifiable. But life’s all about balance!!! I did do ClassPass for a month and enjoyed it, so if you’re interested in trying that out (probably more cost efficient) I definitely recommend.

  • dietcokehead

    OK but in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead when they fix up the house …

    • Amelia Diamond

      OK OK OK OKKKKKKK GREAT SCENE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AAHHAH this is hilarious, and how I (and probably most women) think as well. I love the realness here… memorial long weekend I’m expecting an update 😉

    http://thedianaedition.com

  • Mary

    When Mulan gets down to business before the Huns arrive

    • Amelia Diamond

      OH MY GOD. FUCK. YES. This is my favorite soundtrack of all time.

    • Saskia

      This is my “I need to get motivated in order to do shit” song. Works like a charm.

  • Kirby

    i NEED to do this. #1 on the list–find a job #2–find an apartment #3–work out! i am notoriously bad at sticking to working out and i need some way to relieve pre-graduation stress

    • Amelia Diamond

      Good luck good luck you got this!!!

    • tmm16

      Pre-graduation stress is the worst. Just know it goes away!! 🙂

      • Kirby

        i am definitely trying to keep reminding myself that!

  • You got this, Amelia!!!

    On my list: pay/dispute that ticket, work out four times a week (twins!), organize all the random drawers and cabinets in my apartment that have gone into disarray, hang up shelving, deal with the “maintenance required” light on my car dash, and uh, this is embarrassing… be more present on Instagram to promote my art.

    Let’s do this!!!

    • Amelia Diamond

      THANK YOU! I am hanging shelves this weekend…NOOOOoo

    • Rheanonn Perez

      awww, what’s ur art instagram?

      • See, this is a perfect example of how I need to get better at promoting myself! Should have mentioned before, thanks for asking! @kaylalalane

        • Rheanonn Perez

          of course! self-promotion can be embarrassing, but if u love what u do then why not share it? p.s. love the petri dish art, so cool!

          • I agree!! And wow, thank you! You’re too kind <3

  • Maria

    so relatable Amelia!

  • Aydan

    girl, yoga IS exercise!! just do a bit of strength training (or whatever your alternate activity is) and switch that up with your yogas! I always switch depending on the week. Sometimes I aim for 3 yogas, 2 strength trainings or 3 strength trainings and 2 yogas!

    • Amelia Diamond

      I know yoga is exercize but I’m trying to grow some abs STAT. I think of yoga as my post-HIIT stretching.

      • Aydan

        that’s my theory with doing the alternating!! 🙂

      • Natty

        have you been to Modo yoga in west village? I did a 30 day challenge there and had a 6 pack by the end of the month. most instructors incorporate a serious ab session into their classes… it works

  • tmm16

    It’s honestly amazing how much money you save just cooking at home. Just realizing this has motivated me to not order lunch during the week. Yesterday, I spent $9 at Chipotle on dinner and I’m thinking, omg, that’s almost 30% of my weekly grocery budget…..

    Something that works for me: Try to only eat out when you’re with friends? I mostly eat out during the weekends. My grocery budget is $30 a week *living in Philly perk* and I meal prep either Sunday or Monday and just eat everything during the week. I’ve actually felt better since I started doing this and cooking + working out consistently has helped me lose weight and tone up.

    It’s so hard and tempting to be irresponsible, but there’s also something that is v motivating about it!

    • Amelia Diamond

      BUT WHAT. DO. YOU. COOK. I can’t cook! What’s the easiest thing I should try?

      • keep quinoa, black beans, corn tortillas, eggs, ground turkey, salsa, bags of frozen veggies (they come in themes: asian, stir fry, broccoli party<– made that one up), a lettuce, and like a soy sauce or premade seasonings on hand and you literally have 45 different meals. NO WRONG ANSWERS, make what you think tastes good.

        • Amelia Diamond

          I like where your head’s at with the themes

      • Maren Douglas

        I can’t cook but I can toss any vegetable imaginable in olive oil and salt and roast in the oven. Healthy, you can make in bulk AND if you put aluminum foil on the pan first, you have literally 0 clean up 🙂 🙂 I throw veggies and pre cooked chicken breasts from fresh market onto baby kale and spinach for work. Plus you can add roasted chickpeas with cumin for a little kick. I’m so lazy and this works for me

        • kay

          omg yes!!! so great! i do carrots, that bagged shredded broccoli/cabbage mix, and shallots and i put oregano in with the olive oil and put parmesan on top and it scratches the pizza itch. arguably for less stress than actual pizza delivery, depending on if it takes way longer than it says and then the pizza is cold and you have to turn your oven on to re-cook it anyway.

          • kay

            also good if you roast then toss with pesto. now I’m hungry for this

          • Sarah

            you roast the carrots and cabbage in the oven?

      • tmm16

        Good question! Because I also can’t cook! I’m learning and actually dislike the long process of cooking, but I
        I try to have 1 protein (chicken or fish), 2 vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots), and 1 carb (sweet potato, quinoa, brown rice) for the week. It’s really easy. And these things are healthy and not expensive!

        I usually put everything with olive oil and garlic powder before cooking to add flavor. I don’t know how to season, but this works for me so it’s what I do. I bake everything in the oven and wal-la! Food for the week. I sprinkle salt on stuff and that also helps with flavor.

        I still don’t think I’m a good cook, but it takes time and practice.

      • kay

        tahini sauce is so good with basically any cooked or raw pile of veggies/grains. you can buy it or make it, its really simple to make and keeps a long time, and there are a variety of recipes from really savory to more sweet if you have more of a sweet tooth or a salt tooth.

      • Isa Ballerini

        Try to recreate some of the dishes you look/usually get for lunch. Can’t go wrong with starting with a base of some good greens and/or grains and mixing in with whatever you like in a salad and I usually just top it with olive oil. And I like to pack some yogurt, fruit, or even hummus and carrots as a little side 🙂

        I haven’t gotten quite so far as to meal-prep, but apparently that’s all the rage these days.

      • Kimberley Boehm

        MR should do some cooking classes. Meanwhile read recipes and you’ll learn that it’s mostly technique. I learned how to cook when I was in my 20s and it’s the best thing I have ever done for myself.

      • Kimberley Boehm

        Oh, and start with eggs dishes, such as frittatas (more veggies than eggs and go easy on the cheese).

      • Meg S

        Wok + veggies (Trader Joe’s frozen chinese stir fry veggies or frozen peppers/onions or whatever you want if you feel like chopping) + protein + marinade/sauce = yum

        Also roasted brussels sprouts with a little olive oil, salt & pepper and sesame seeds.

        • Grace B

          I LOVE riced cauliflower from Trader Joes!

          • Meg S

            I’m going to try it. A coworker bought some riced cauliflower from another store and it smelled awful. She tossed it.

          • Grace B

            Yea it’s frozen so that probably helps. And you could easily get 2 to 3 servings out of a bag.

          • Meg S

            That definitely helps. I’ll look for it next time I’m at TJ’s. Thanks.

      • Sarah

        cook is so hard at first because nothing turns out well and then you get frustrated and don’t want to cook. I fall into this rut often. But spending $$ on eating out all the time is such a waste. Some go to easy meals if you can eat as boring as me:

        1. bake a sweet potato and then load it with black beans, salsa, cottage cheese, more other cheese, whatever sounds good. Easy, delicious, cheap, not terrible for you.

        2. make quinoa, throw it and black beans/veggies/eggs in a bowl and throw some sirracha or salsa on top and call it a day

        3. Oatmeal with PB and bananas

        4. Quinoa with spaghetti sauce is almost pasta

        Things i have learned is buy more frozen veggies and fruit so they don’t go bad, & salsa can make anything good.

      • Kattigans

        A good start if you’re really stuck is trying out a service like blue apron! I know how to cook but my former roommate didn’t & she did this and the food was good. She’d let me try some plus each meal is meant for 2 ppl so leftovers! Swap that as a sub for all your salad/lunch orders. Also, making salads at home is so easy! And waaaay cheaper than anything you order out. Get some stuff at trader joes and put whatever you want in there. Fool proof way to not f*ck up.

      • Baked veggies sliced in 1″ pieces. Toss in olive oil, bake for 20 min. at 420 degrees. Done.

        • Yes, and then you can add in whatever grains/proteins you want. That’s my cooking strategy, whatever veggies I have in the fridge + quinoa/some sort of bean/lentil/cheese.

      • meme

        Think possible recipes before going grocery shopping, then make a list of dishes and what you bought and put it on the fridge. Cross out as you go so that you don’t waste anything. I swear it’s really simple but it works.
        Also, ratatouille: so simple, so good, so changeable (with spinach or arugula, with some mozzarella, with pasta, with polenta) and it keeps fresh for days.
        And finally, get like a cooking for dummies book. My husband is learning how to cook and a 10 minute meals for dummies book really helped him get excited about cooking.

      • Alison

        I learned how to cook with this: https://books.google.com/books?q=editions:ISBN1844032124&id=m90xtgViTo0C.

        Once you get a hang of onion, garlic, and tomato, you can do anything! And you fool your family into thinking that it took a long time. 🙂

      • Beasliee

        I have a great book called ‘What to cook and how to cook it’ by Jane Hornby with loads of great, easy recipes in and lots of helpful pictures.
        And I recommend the BBC recipe for ‘Home-style chicken curry’. So easy. So delicious. You can add extra veg or just have it with pitta or do boiled rice. Yummy.
        Good luck with your goals – a very impressive list!

        • Lindsey

          I love that book!!

      • rice bowls all day, err’day. you can go like the chipotle route, with a bunch of cold things like salsas, sour cream, avocado, and a cooked protein on top, or the stir fry route, with cooked mixed veggies with a protein all mixed into a sauce. bonus: fry an egg, chuck it on top and you have breakfast.

      • Grace B

        Sandwiches. Soooooo many different combinations.

  • Kubla

    Why don’t you just forget this list and do whatever you want for 2 weeks without any guilt or shame. That would probably feel better.

    • Amelia Diamond

      I have done that for 28 years and 11 months!

  • Sarah Bauer

    Since deleting the Instagram app I have been forced to cruise tediously through its limited browser version before giving up after a couple minutes and I am more productive and efficient than ever!!

    • Amelia Diamond

      that’s impressive

  • Meg S

    I bought my first real adult piece of furniture. Not given, and not from Ikea. It’s nice to have a couch that doesn’t come in boxes and need to be assembled. I’ve been spending all my money on travel for the past few years, but I want to save up for new floors, remodeled bathrooms and a new kitchen. I didn’t know I could have such adult goals. I’ve even started taking classes that will eventually (hopefully) line me up for a promotion at work.

    • Amelia Diamond

      oooooooo i can’t wait until I buy like, A NICE COUCH. that’s the apex.

      • Meg S

        It’s sooooooooooo niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

        I come home every day, put on pajamas, take off my makeup and flop down unceremoniously on it. It’s wonderful.

  • Mon Valdés

    So my list consists of: stop spending money on crap I don’t need (and save!) and be healthier!… I recently started with the healthy part, and I’m actually doing pretty good -I think-, I’ve been getting up at 5:30 am to go to the gym and I’m cooking and meal prepping healthy foods on Sundays to have everything ready for the week… (I guess with that I’m also contibuting to the ‘stop spending money..’, so I think I’m on my way of being a semi-responsible adult)

  • shoumi

    I feel you re: spending too much on lunch. I recently started buckling down on this as well, and I found that the most helpful thing is to bring some groceries to work and assemble lunches in the kitchen. I’m just not the type of person who will assemble lunch the night before and remember to bring it every single day, so this is the best option for me. I try to pick these things up over the weekend, but I’ve also gone on my way to work in the morning or during lunch to pick some things up.

    Things I’ve been bringing: bagged salad, dressing, olive oil, roasted veggies, sliced bread (keep it in the freezer so it stays good for a while), avocados, canned soup, frozen brown rice, boiled eggs, hummus, precooked chicken, roasted turkey, smoked salmon, yogurt.

    If you don’t like touching raw chicken, this cooked chicken from TJ’s is a game changer:

    http://www.traderjoesreviews.com/product/trader-joes-fully-cooked-lightly-seasoned-boneless-skinless-chicken-breasts-reviews/

  • Iva Quint

    I respect that you just made a to-do list and published it as an article. That is ACCOUNTABILITY. PS stealing this to-do list and making it my own kthxbye!

  • Sarah

    I feel this post. I am working my normal job, my freelance side job from home, and trying to finish my Masters Capstone project 60 page paper in the next 3 weeks. If only I could get myself up earlier, I could still do me…but I just can’t. so working out and all that other good stuff is just not happening.

    Suggestion: buy the bags of pre-made salad mixes at the store. Once you get yourself on those, you can slowly start actually making your own salads. but at least you will immediately cut down on the financial cost without having to start a serious salad making habit right away.

  • Andrea

    this is amazing. I have ADHD & have a ton of these problems – lateness, avoiding tasks (using guilt as a proxy for real change – thanks therapy!), etc. so, I take drastic measures when I need to get down to business – this is SO HARD when work relies on the internet but I block sites like Facebook using the Self-Control application on my computer, and sometimes I use the “whitelist block” and block the entire goddamn Internet.

    Also, I have done this and then sat on my phone for hours, so I got a K-Safe (I saw this on a joke Instagram account but it’s so real) and I lock my phone up for a set period of time. I’d say I’m only doing this now that it’s finals (2nd yr law student), but I have to do it all the time/when I can will myself to get the phone out of my hands.

    also an alarm clock instead of sitting in bed on my phone – I charge my phone in the kitchen now – I think Amelia wrote about this in her get-up-earlier post a few months ago.

  • Grace

    I decided this year to adult and send Christmas cards and made a whole cute event of it by going to my favorite cafe and sitting at a table with coffee and a croissant to write them. It felt so much better than just being trapped in my apartment telling myself I had to do this “task.” I recommend it!

  • Grace B

    I am HERE for the working out. Started up a couples membership at our YMCA (within walking distance) and have yet to go even once! Tsk tsk. However I have started focusing on doing stuff each day that helps me take my mind off of work (and my overnight schedule) and that has really helped my mental health. Oh and I’m also reading more at work too (it’s so slow we can read or ditz around online). Next to-do is also CLEAN MY APARTMENT (it’s 450 square feet of dust and stuff everywhere).

  • *slow applause*

    THIS post is perfect. I relate to so much of this. I realised one day that I was all of a sudden “responsible” and it freaked me out. I dicked about for a few days and then realised that it was good think that I was “adulating. But I still waste money on lunches – but mine are burgers encrusted with the finest jewels.

    Great post.

    Much Love,

    Georgie

    TheLipstickDaily

  • Sugar Bones

    I have a late solution that has worked really nicely! I reserve time in 15 minute blocks for travel. Takes 5 minutes to get there? Give yourself 15. Takes 37 minutes to get there? Give yourself 45. It means if you don’t leave exactly on time you’re usually still a-ok.

  • Lindsey

    Oh man, I definitely need this. Mine are to 1) write all the encouraging notes I keep meaning to and actually send them, 2) relatedly, mail birthday cards on time, 3) go to yoga 3 times a week, and 4) put my dirty clothes in the hamper right away instead of on the floor.

  • My goal has been to workout 4 times a week, so far I average 3 because I honestly just don’t know where to squeeze that last workout in!
    Good luck with everything! Make sure to re-read your D2B plan regularly to help keep you on track and if you fall off embrace it and just get back to business at the next available opportunity.

  • lily

    you got this AD!!!

  • Ellie

    I have my own acronym for this – GSD – getting shit done!

  • Jennifer Johnson

    I’m with you always feeling behind. I have a list of things to do *when I have some free time,* but I never have free time because there are always really pressing things at the top of the list. I want to be more efficient, go to bed earlier, wake up on time, finish things so I don’t have the list constantly hanging over my head.

  • gracesface

    hiya, will there be any updates?