Live Blogging the clean up

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.

“Rather than focusing on individuals in limited or problem-oriented ways, Appreciative Coaching guides the reader through four stages – Discovery, Dream, Design and Destiny – that inspire them to an appreciative and empowering view of themselves and their future,” 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.