The car cleaning thoughts


My car has been messy in the back seat where my kids sit for at least the past year. I was hesitant to do the cleaning last week because it was such a big task and I had a really busy week. My son ended up puking in the car which was such a sign to me that I needed to get it done! Haha. I gave the kids a bunch of activities to stay entertained and gave myself 3 hours (not totally uninterrupted because kids, but probably 2 1/2 hours of work time) to get it done.

Starting model:
C: The car
T: It’s too much to do. I won’t have enough time to get it done the way I want to.
F: Overwhelmed, unmotivated
A: Not cleaning the car
R: My car continues to be a mess

New model
C: The car
T: I have to get done what I can in this time and with the kids around. It doesn’t need to be perfect.
F: Determined
A: Getting it done
R: A clean car (I did a B+ job which felt amazing)

What I felt my mind doing throughout the cleaning of the car, was going back to the thought of there not being enough time to get it done right (as I uncovered more messes) and I just kept reminding myself that I was going to get done what I can in that time.

Ever since I did this, I’ve found myself not letting that be an excuse for anything “I’m not going to be able to get it done the way I want to.” It’s kind of crazy how much it comes up for me with working out, scholars work, cleaning around the house, laundry, grocery shopping. It’s really kept me in inaction. I always have time to get in a quick workout, do a model, pick up a couple of items, throw in a load of laundry or make a quick trip to the grocery store.

I’m loving this month!