The Bizzaro Blueprint- Getting Started

I’m going to go ahead and skip all the clever intro stuff and jump right in. That’s part of the problem, we have to learn where to cut the fat, and I’m going to start here. (Just chuckle a little and pretend I said something that drew you in while making you laugh).

The Bizzaro Blueprint is going to move in three different phases. Be mindful that you can always repeat and adjust the first two phases until the third phase works for you. The benefit of this is also that when life decides to throw you a curveball, you can adjust this to meet any new needs.

Change: Are you ready for it?

In order for this to work you’re going to have to make a vow to yourself. You’re going to have to decide to commit. If you’re bold enough, jump in right now and learn as you go. Shoot my a comment about the experience and we can work on tailoring it for you. If you’re a more cautious type, or if life just is to chaotic for you right now and you’re not ready to commit to anything- I get it. I’ve been there. Read along with the program, make notes of what you like and hate- shoot me a comment on it- and we can include your feedback too.

The commitment is to the whole process. Remember back in Chemistry class, you’d have to do those formal reports, writing out the procedure (Problem, Hypothesis, Experiment, Data, Analysis, Conclusion)? As tedious as it all was, at it’s core it was a good idea to plan and analyze. So what I’ve done is break our schedules into something that allows us to see the RESULTS of our changes in ways you can actually MEASURE! Make your goal or miss it. That’s life, right? You adjust and tweak, and when something doesn’t fall apart you know you’ve gotten it covered. We’ve succeeded in other areas, but we all have those problem spots like the laundry, the dishes, making time for ourselves. This Bizzaro Blueprint is going to help you SEE where the real weak spots are in how you manage things and then help you find ways to solve it!

They say it takes 30 days to form a new habit. It doesn’t sound like a whole lot does it? Especially if at the other end of this is a happier more effective you! How many days of feeling like you’re in a room of haybales with no idea how to spin straw into gold would you trade for one whole day of getting it all done, and having time for yourself?

Are you ready for a breath of ease and an air of confidence?

Great! So let’s get started:
I’m going to lay the whole program out for you today. I’ll briefly explain each phase of the process and then you can have some time to mull it over. Get yourself mentally prepared. We’ll begin the process officially on Monday. Each week I’ll post what to do this week, and midweek I’ll post a follow-up. This is your chance to effect it and modify it. If it makes sense to make it more universal I’ll update the post to reflect or add.

The Bizzaro Blueprint

Plan It

Act It

Keep it Up

That’s it. It’s that simple…but what the heck am I talking about:

Plan It- This is where you identify your needs, your problems, and your priorities. It isn’t at easy at it sounds, but it’s something you should be able to do as an adult. It’s what some people are able to do naturally, and something you might be able to do in other areas. Maybe it’s Mommy brain, or you actually have too many things to keep track of in your head. This stage will focus on how to get you on track to identify the problem.

Act It: In this phase we actually create an action plan. It’s going to be fun, and exhilarating as you check things off your list in record time. This is the stage where you get to see your life as a mad scientists. You’ll find you can create combinations of things you’ve never thought of before.

Keep it Up: The final phase is your destination. We all know dieting doesn’t work, right? Unless you want to lose a quick three or four pounds for a few days, and not expect to keep it off. Diets aren’t meant for the long term. BUT the Bizzaro Blueprint isn’t a diet. It’s a way to create a new habit. This final phase is all about how to keep the time weight off. I’ll give you tips and tricks to discover whether or not you’re slipping, so you can make adjustments and get back to your happy life.

When you’re through with this you will have a firmer grasp of how to manage your things that get away from you…and so will I.
I’m excited to start this journey with you.

So take a few days and go wild….I’ll see you Monday.

The Bizzaro Blueprint- The Road to Super Mom

If you’re anything at all like me, you have serious Super-Mom envy. Perhaps you’ve even uttered the words, “how does she do it?” when you arrive at the home of a Super Mom, and everything is impeccably in it’s place. Toys are organized alphabetically, and the darling children curtsey upon your arrival, ready to recite the Declaration of Independence and Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, at only two years old. You bite your tongue as she wipes her slightly perspired brow before removing a tray of white chocolate chip cookies from the oven.

When you get home from this paradise, it’s like arriving on the site of a natural disaster. Last nights dishes are still in the sink, baskets of clean laundry are stacked haphazardly upon on another precariously close to the piles of dirty laundry you’ve meant to bring to the basement. The coffee table is hidden beneath the mess of late night snacks, early morning bottles, and junk mail you keep forgetting to toss. You’re scrambling to get your only child down for a nap to give you the time to…well with all the things that need to be done the only thing you really want to do is take a nap!

Is this your life? Are you easily 30 minutes late to anywhere you want to go? Does getting your child dressed involve looking through the clean laundry baskets? Does meal planning involve a stack of delivery menus? If so- you’re not alone.

When we took the plunge to become stay-at-home Mom’s none of us expected to be so severely bogged down by the minutia of it all. We really didn’t hear the answer to “how hard could it be?”. We imagine some kind of plush pillowed bliss involving a soccer game or two, and all kinds of frolicking with your baby.

I used to be a professional woman. I was meticulously organized at work. Everything not only had a place, but a label and an index too. Domestic duties, however, have never, EVER, been my strong suit. I despise dishes, and used to send my laundry out to be done- even then it would wait until the last minute when I’d bring three garbage bags filled with dirty clothes. Nowadays I struggle to balance being a mom, a housekeeper, a chef, and a virtual assistant, and rarely make it out of my pajamas. This is just not good for my daughter. With our in-house economy taking a bit of a turn since Big G embarked upon his new career path, we can’t really afford to take Little G to classes anymore, and I’m not the “just go to the park” kind of Mom. I need something specific to do. I started the year out trying to implement some “school at home” scheduling, but that petered off when things got hectic around the house.

But I’ve made a decision. I’m going to turn it around. I’m going to get it together, and you’re coming along for the ride. For the last few weeks I’ve been putting together a program I call “The Bizzaro Blueprint”. It’s a step-by-step process that will turn me (and you) from Messy Mother to Super Mom. I invite you all to take this journey with me, and give me feedback on what works and what sucks about the process.

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