“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!).
Last week I worked ten minutes a day de-cluttering the house. I didn’t get to all of the rooms, but we did end up with one box of things to take to the thrift store.
This week I’ll be spending ten minutes a day getting ready for camp. My 11 year old has been given the opportunity to participate in a week long horse-back riding day camp.
I will be making some snacks and lunch food (Crockpot Granola, air-popped popcorn, Tropical Trail Mix from my Summer Sanity E-Book) for her to take each day so we don’t spend money on fast food or pre-packaged snacks.
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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