As a personal challenge, I have decided to embark on a 31-day challenge to lower my stress level, and make staying at home not so overwhelming. Each day, I will focus on one area of my life that can be cleaned up or addressed to help make my life just a teensy bit easier – and less stressful.
Everyone has that ONE THING that drives them batty. It happens every day without fail. The creaking step, the mat you trip over, the light that doesn’t work, or the drawer that seems to be the black hole.
For me it is power cords. More specifically, the power cords next to my bed. My son loves power cords. He is almost 1 and it is a full time job just keeping him from a trip to the emergency room. I wedge a baby gate between my bed and the wall to protect my open shelf side table from getting mangled by my precious little one.
This gate does not stop his petite little baby hands from reaching in and grabbing the power cords from under the bed (I have no outlets on my side of the bed). I am forever trying to stuff these cords as far back as possible to keep him from pulling out my phone charger, cordless phone or bedside light. He already broke the quick charging port on my new Galaxy S5 by pulling it down by the charging cord more than once. I finally got a wireless charging pad so he can’t make it any worse.
But this daily annoyance is more stressful than it needs to be. Today, I finally re-configured everything. I moved the cordless phone charger to our TV stand, I moved all of the power cords behind the night stand by adding an extra extension cord. Everything is now completely out of his chubby little hands.
And it is absolutely exhilarating. I no longer have to worry about looking down to seeing my son trying to make a belt out of my phone charging cord.
So take today, spend that extra ten minutes that you never have, and just fix that thing that drives you crazy. Don’t know how to fix it? YouTube it or call someone who does. The time you spend today will save you hours in aggravation in the coming days, weeks, months, years.
Now to keep my son from trying to pull down the gate….
Ready to join in? Here is the series to date!
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