Anti-Procrastination Challenge: Fall Decorating
I'm sure that for a lot of you, putting up fall decor is not something that would cause you to procrastinate. There are so many talented people out there when it comes to that kind of thing, and you enjoy it so much that putting it off is not even a temptation.
I'm a little different. I love looking at the pretty decor, but I hate the process of actually putting it up.
I have a hard time figuring out how to make stuff look good in the first place. Then there's the matter of the messes the kids are going to make while I'm fiddling with decorating, the laundry that needs to be folded, the dishes that need washed (again!), and the diapers to change. If I start decorating, all the other work is just going to pile up and I'm not even going to enjoy the decor because of looking at all the messes. See? I get overwhelmed just thinking about it.
But, like I said, I do love getting to look at the pretty decor, and I get really sad whenever I realize that a season has just passed and I never even got out my decorations. Since hiring someone to come decorate for me isn't exactly an option, what am I to do?
I figured I would start with something simple. Candles are easy, as well as wreaths if they're already made. I also keep ready-made faux floral arrangements for the different seasons so that I can just set them out. I may not be able to arrange a mantle (or fantle), change out all the pictures on the walls, and put fall accents in every room of the house, but I can do a few quick and easy things that will still make a difference and set the mood for the new season a little bit.
I've already been burning a fall candle every day, and today I pulled out my wreaths and hung them up. That took all of 60 seconds! Yup. I have no excuse to procrastinate on that one.
If you're a little like me and don't really enjoy the actual process of decorating, my challenge to you is to think of at least one thing that you can do that's quick and easy. You'll be glad you did!
If you're the type that loves to decorate and could do it all day long, I've got a different challenge for you. But make sure you clear your schedule because it involves coming over to my house. 🙂