Resolve to Spend 5 Minutes a DayBy
How many times have you looked around and thought, “I wish I had the time to organize my (you fill in the blank here)…”?
I do it often. Especially this time of year. It’s the time of year when a lot of us take stock of ourselves and our surroundings. I want to start my new year off right. Clean, organized, on top of things…or at least have a plan, right? But so often I am overwhelmed by the size and scope of the projects I’ve let pile up around me, that I soon give up in frustration.
Just think of all the simple tasks that take 5 minutes or less that you often put off until later because “It won’t take me anytime at all. I can do it (multiple choice here: later; tomorrow; when I get to that room…)”
Before you know it, all those 5 minute put-it-off-till-later tasks have added up to a mountainous oh-my-gosh-that-will-take-me-forever task.
Well, this year I’ve resolved myself to start small – with 5 minutes a day. If those tasks can add up to mountains in 5 minutes a day, then mountains can be tackled 5 minutes a day, too.
I am resolved to not putting of those little 5 minute tasks when they first arise. And I’m also resolved to doing an extra 5 minutes of sorting, tossing, organizing or putting away to tackle the mountain. It won’t be quick, that’s for sure. But at least it won’t be overwhelming.
Anyone want to make this resolution with me? Leave me a comment with what you plan to tackle, 5 minutes at a time, and we can keep each other encouraged. I’ll post again with my progress next week!5 minutes a day organizing project organized living clutter organizing tips clutter control freak blog stacksandstacks.com