Take TenTM-Improve your life ten minutes at a time! This week I’m dealing with the Christmas Aftermath.
“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
Every week I choose one project to focus on and I try to spend ten minutes a day working on it. I usually choose the “squeaky wheel”– the project that I have neglected and which is currently screaming for attention.
This week my Take TenTM project will be this:
We had a very busy December and my bedroom became the dumping ground for all things Christmas. Sadly, cleaning the mess up was just not a priority. I started to clean up before I took the photo, but I decided to let you see the reality of the mess.
Honestly it’s a bit overwhelming to look at, but by choosing to work only ten minutes a day I will actually start on it!
Would you like to join me in a ten minute a day project this week?
Your bedroom probably doesn’t look like mine, but you may have another area of your life that is screaming for attention. Choose one 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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I have been planning to clean out or organise my craft shed for 2 years eversince we moved here from Qld. What a daunting task- gourds, tools wool, material and book etc etc and i don’t know where to start,. At least 10 minutes a day might be more achievable than trying to get it all done at once. lets see how we go.
Just start with organizing things into groups (by craft or by general categories like tools in one box, material in another box.). After you get the main groups, then you can organize later within the groups. It will feel better just to get started. You can do it!
Today I repotted my Christmas cactus that was extremely root bound. While I had the dirt out, I potted up two more plants. Woo-hoo!
Great Patti! Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂
Alycia M says
Happy New Year! I’m going to join you in clearing out my bedroom which has also become a “dumping” area. I’m setting my timer and starting right now! 🙂
Good job Alycia! I actually started today too. 🙂
Janice Sosh says
My project is my school/stockpile/office room. Yes, I realize I have a lot going on in this room, but it is the only one I have available now. It has become a dumping ground from cleaning out the file cabinet, fire-proof box, and a drawer in my dresser. But, I’m proud of myself for getting these things done. I would like to spend a whole day working in this multi-room, but with school starting Tuesday, there is no way. So, ten minutes a day will be a great way to get things done. Thank you for a great idea!
I know what you mean. We live in a small three bedroom condo with six people so EVERY space is multi-use–LOL! You will be surprised what you can get done with just ten minutes a day. 🙂