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Take TenTM-Improve your life ten minutes at a time!


“The key to success whether you are trying to lose weight, break a bad habit or save money on your grocery bill is to consistently apply small changes over time.”

p. 27  Save More, Clip Less

One way I incorporate this principle of small changes over time is to choose a weekly project to work on ten minutes a day. Knowing it’s only ten minutes helps me to get started–even if the project seems overwhelming at first. Working on the goal daily helps me to develop discipline (hate the word, love the effects!).

 

This week I’ll be spending ten minutes a day unpacking boxes (yay!). As you may have read previously, we moved last week and I am still trying to get everything unpacked and organized. It can be overwhelming at times, but by focusing on one part of the project for just ten minutes, I overcome my tendency toward procrastination.

 

I at least got the kitchen in some kind of order thanks to these great bookshelves.

Would you like to join me in a ten minute a day project this week? Choose an area you want to change or a project you have procrastinated on starting.

When you decide what your Take TenTM project will be, you can leave a comment on this post to let us know what you’re planning–the more the merrier!


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Comments

  1. Renee says

    First of all…I think you are completely awesome!! I am a HUGE baby stepper in all facets of my life. Love your blog!!

    My “project” may seem a bit bizarre…but I need to finalize some legal papers that i have been sitting on for sometime. So…starting TODAY…I’m going to commit to 10 mins a day completing this. I will be so grateful for the peace I’m going to experience when all is said and done!

  2. Karen says

    I commit to “taking ten” this week and planning my menus and pre-making things before going off to work instead of scrambling to make dinner each evening!

  3. Christina Lewis says

    My take ten challenge this week will be to un-pack and organize my bedroom. I dread going to bed at night because it is a mess from our move 2 months ago.

  4. Ann says

    We are in the process of downsizing and moving. I have been working on this project for over 3 mths now! So overwhelmed with deciding what to keep, what to donate and what to sell. I will spend 10 minutes each day on this project!

  5. Maggie says

    I’m so glad I happen upon your blog. We are retired, so I try to see how far my budget can stretch. You’re giving excellent down to earth advice. Everyone should think like you do…whether they have a low or a high income! It is wisdom.

  6. Lyn says

    My project for the next few days is my desk. With my husband now unemployed I need to get my act together after a few weeks of lots of calls and craziness. I have papers everywhere. I’m a big believer in little bites here and there too. Thanks for the encouragement!

    By the way, your new place looks very cute. Love your storage in your dining area too. You are very creative. :)

  7. Jessica P says

    I think exercise should be my ten minute project. I always say I should exercise but I never do. I could start out with 10 minutes a day and go from there!

  8. Marian says

    Hi Kimberlee! I stumbled across your site through Pinterest. First off, I really love the whole purpose of this site in general and then I found this section! My aunt, Rory Cohen, is actually one of the authors of the Take Ten books. I have passed your site on the her as I’m sure she will be thrilled that her books have made such a positive impact on your life. Oh for the randomness of the Internet… Take care and Take Ten! 😉

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