I have been receiving and reading some good post by other bloggers lately that I feel the need to share with you. Here is a great one that Cindy sent through to me…
Please read it before reading on.
I particularly liked his first suggestion…
“1. Finish one “organizing” project. Busy people always have some organizing project they have yet to get accomplished. It might be cleaning out an old file drawer or clearing your email. Whatever it is, schedule 20 minutes at the end of the day and tackle it. Even if you get partway done you’ll feel like you started to accomplish something. Within a week at most the task will be done and you’ll feel lighter inside.”
Why not consider what you want to declutter during the day then take those 10 minutes at the end of the day to physically remove it to your transition point. This idea is in line with yesterdays post of separating deciding from doing. Take your time to make the decision during the day then do the task and enjoy the satisfaction right before relaxing and turning in for the night.
Quite often, even if you have no decluttering item in mind when the day starts out, you will encounter objects during the day that will come under scrutiny. Give yourself the rest of the day to make the decision as to whether an item can stay or go.
Also, as Kevin suggests, doing a small portion of a large task will give you satisfaction and inspiration to continue, if only in increments. Doing a big task in small chunks can be far less gruelling than trying to tackle it all at once.
You can then rest well in the satisfaction that you have accomplished another step in your decluttering journey.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter old videos, DVDs, records or CDs you no longer watch or listen to.
Eco Tip for the Day
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It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow