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 taking care of this pile of mail.
You may think that I am a total hypocrite after I have written several posts lately about taking care of mail and other paper clutter. My house is just like yours: stuff multiplies.
In this particular instance, we had our mail forwarded to the training school when we moved a year ago only to find out that once you have changed your address to a business address, you can never change it to a residential address again. The school continues to get mail until I track down every single company and individual and change our address with them. (Can you feel my frustration?)
So I will be spending ten minutes a day this week sorting through the latest pile we received and I will keep you updated on my progress.
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!
You can also leave a comment about how you did on last week’s project. 🙂
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Christa Ludwig says
My take ten challange this week will be the corner beside my chest of drawers in my master bedroom. It’s piled with boxes of Christmas decorations that need to be put in my son’s closet, gift bags and boxes, items that need to put in my son’s scrapbook and papers that need to be filed!
That’s great Christa. Did you see my clutter pile from Christmas here: https://thepeacefulmom.com/2012/01/08/take-ten-15/ ? 🙂