I'm stealing this post idea from Jana, who wrote something similar a few weeks ago.
Between moving, working a lot, and other life happenings, lately I've felt like a huge mess. Not even a hot mess. Just a huge mess. My existence feels like chaos. There are a few lulls but even in those moments, I feel a bit out of sorts.
Here are a few things that at least make me feel like I have it together (even when I don't):
- Making the bed.
I used to be terrible about this. I didn't see the point. I was just going to get back into it in 16 hours or so (on a good day). Why make it? I'm seeing the appeal now. It looks nicer and there's something gratifying about pulling the sheets back at night before I climb in.
- Clean sheets Sunday.
I adapted this routine from a friend a few years ago, and I've never looked back. The end of the weekend is such a drag, but at least I have fresh clean sheets to make it a little more bearable.
- Doing my full makeup.
Lately I've been doing just mascara most days. Since I work out at noon, I just sweat everything off anyway. Also, I sit in a cube. Very few people see me let alone pay attention to me. Every now and then, though, I like to do my full face and enjoy the feeling.
- Making lists.
I can get overwhelmed with everything going on. Sometimes just making a list of what I need or what needs to be done gives me some peace. The AnyList app is my most favorite thing. I'll write a longer post about it someday (it's been a savior during the moving process and for sharing household tasks with Sean). There's just something really satisfying about crossing things off when they're done.
- Getting a manicure.
I'm still working on perfecting my DIY technique. But occasionally I splurge and let a professional do it. It feels amazing, and my nails looks so pretty. And since I usually do shellac or (recently) the powder dip, it lasts for a few weeks! Money well-spent.
What things help you feel like you have it all together?