--or at least the cellphone alarm.
I've been taking over the superhero duties (in this case, chores) more nowadays. One factor is our housekeeper went on an indefinite leave. The other factor is the dawning of my own pathetic-ness and inactivity as a supposedly full-fledged member of this household. And throughout this time I've been learning to twist my schedule in various yoga-asanas just to get things done. I must say, these lessons I've been picking up from the most mundane of daily duties are so rich that I can't help sharing them; do forgive me.
First off, I must point out that I'm a working girl and I'm not always at home. But my job allows me to have those "work from home days," part of which I'm spending helping my mom get the house in order. The rule I made was: As long as you know you can finish what you have to write that day, the chore should be done without second thought.
Because time is very important when juggling work and, er, work, I had to borrow a trick given by the never-failing Sunnyday: time yourself with the cellphone alarm! This trick is pretty effective because it keeps me on my toes. If the tendency is to procrastinate, the alarm is usually that whip that cracks to say "get a move on!" Stressful? Not really, because eventually you realize how valuable your time is--isn't there just so many things to do all the time?
Making time is part of the ordinary day, and really, there is no excuse when one duty is left undone--it only means one needs to become better at organizing...
Oops! Time's up! More on superhero duties soon.