“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!).
As you may have read in my Save Money On The Go Series last week, I had a really busy week. I woke up at 5:30 every day, got ready, did some blogging, fed my daughters breakfast, made lunches and hit the road by 7:15 to drop off my two oldest daughters at one day camp. I then drove 45 minutes to take my youngest daughter to horse camp, which someone graciously provided for us.
My youngest and I returned home at 2:00 p.m. every day when I did a little more work, washed a load of laundry and got a head start on dinner. At 4:45 I took my youngest daughter to pick up the older two and drove them to Vacation Bible School. I returned home to have dinner with my husband and son, run errands or finish laundry and then I drove to pick up the girls at 8:30 p.m.
Needless to say, it was exhausting. I am so glad that normal life is not that crazy, because the housework definitely got pushed to the back burner.
So this week I’ll be spending ten minutes a day cleaning up all of the piles of clutter we left last week. I am sure that ten minutes a day won’t get it all done, but I can at least get started.
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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