In order to really get something done, it is best to be in the right mood. Figure out when is really the best time to get things done. How are feeling? Your mindset counts.
1 >> Strike now: If you're feeling well-rested and well-caffeinated, read on. Strike now while you have the energy to take on, or even think about a new project. My kitchen usually doesn't have great light. But in the mornings, my East kitchen window is flooded with light and makes the whole kitchen look warm and inviting. I've found it's best to clean my kitchen on the weekend in the morning when the space is lit up and I can see what I'm doing. Once it's clean, it looks great and I have a great sense of accomplishment.
2 >> Save it for later: I get it, your mind is alive with ideas and questions, but you're not ready to do anything concrete at the moment. That's great. Start collecting ideas that work for you and then sift through and assess your ideas later (think Pinterest). Sometimes my daughter will hang out at the table with me and work on her writing, drawing or craft projects while I'm working on paperwork. So I like to leave paperwork for later, on a night when I know she can hang out with me, so it makes it more fun and less tedious.
3 >> Not now: Tired? Don't push yourself to do anything more than you can take on right now. Otherwise you'll just get resentful, possibly drink too much wine and have a hard time getting up tomorrow. I always think I can keep up with the laundry during the week so I won't have to do it on the weekend. But I forget that by the time I get home I am tired, hungry and the last thing I want to do is more work. Better to do those things on the weekend when I have more energy.
Are there times and places that you can maximize your efforts and make things more enjoyable? Keep track of what feels right and what needs tweaking. Just try one new thing at a time so it isn't overwhelming.