This winter we took our son out in our garden to experience walking in snow. We were holding his hands but still he needed to concentrate a bit more then usual and it was quite a challenge. Not to mention that it was already getting dark a bit too.
Your vision of an organized life should be also a bit out of your comfort zone.
In this last guest post I will ask you to do 3 things.
1. Write down your personal vision of an organized home.
2. Take a walk in your household and note down 3 things in each room that make you feel uncomfortable.
3. Grab a box and toss from every room 3 items you don't like anymore.
This should take you no more then 10 minutes. Don't spend more time on it!
Now you've got a clear goal in mind which will keep you motivated, you have a to do list on paper instead one twirling in your head, and you already took action.
See, starting is way easier then you ever thought it will be!
(Paige here!!! My three things? [And, yes, I did work on this today]:
Old receipts, makeup I will never use again, and a school realted magazone that never made its way out of the plastic wrap.
This "take action" thing really does make it easier to get started.
It's the "take action" part of Adrienn's project that has been most helpful this week. Knowing that even a little bit of something is better than nothing has started the packing process. I have told myself "Only until it's time to start dinner" or "I'll only work on it while watching 'When Harry Met Sally'", or "I'm only going to pack winter clothes," and these "only"s have slipped out of the boundaries I've given them and become noticable progress. In fact, one of my roomnates came into my room last night and said, "Wow, it actually looks like you'll be moving soon." That, ladies and gentlemen, was a good feeling.
Two more things and I will wrap-up the longest postscript in "approaching joy" history:
1- Let Adrienn know how much you've appreciated her tips through out the week. i would have never known she was juggling a son and an across-the-world time difference if I hadn't seen it myself!!
2- There is currently only one contestant signed up for the fabulous giveway we mentioned on Monday! I know she probably hates that I'm mentioning it again, but what's a giveaway without some compettition?!?!)