I’m going to live blog my adventures today. Well, sorta. I’ll be reporting on what I get accomplished, so you can cheer me on. OK? ok
This past hour, I passed out clean laundry, switched loads, sorted a bunch more ready for the machine, organized the coloring books and puzzles in teh game cabinet, straightened the top of the bank of bookcases, and for my trouble I earned hair gel that is mine, all mine, and I don’t have to share.
I’m taking a break to let you know about a book I’ve heard about that applies directly to my house situation, and how I am handling it. The book is called Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change. It was co-authored by Sara Orem, and she is a faculty member at Capella, where students can earn an online college degree. Appreciative coaching involves four steps, and they are discovery, dream, design and destiny.
â€œRather than focusing on individuals in limited or problem-oriented ways, Appreciative Coaching guides the reader through four stages â€“ Discovery, Dream, Design and Destiny â€“ that inspire them to an appreciative and empowering view of themselves and their future,â€ Orem says.
Now I have discovered that I hate the way my house is, and my dream in this instance is a tidy, pleasant home. (Gosh, it’s hard to admit that my home is unpleasant, but frankly it is, and it’s my fault.) I’ve designed a plan to meet my goal, and I am working toward achieving that destiny.
Now, Orem’s book applies to professionals, of course, and so the steps she lays out are not quite the same as the way I have done it. Nonetheless, I can apply her ideas to my own situation, and I am doing so. And also, I really want the rest of my STUFF.