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!).
Last week I worked on this pile of mail (read more here).
The “Now” and “To File” folders are now empty…
and the “Ten Minutes A Day” folder is definitely smaller.
This week I’ll be spending ten minutes a day taking care of the items in the “Ten Minutes A Day” folder and if I have extra time I’ll be working on this:
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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Nancy T. says
I’ve been making and using homemade laundry detergent for about a year. I also use homemade automatic dishwasher detergent as well as the vinegar solution you posted in your email today. As for a rinse agent in the dishwasher, I use plain old white vinegar. In fact, that’s my “fabric softener” I use in the washing machine. I’ve been steering away from commercial cleaners not only because they’re money saving, but to cut back on all of the we’re exposed to.
Nancy, do you use the gel laundry detergent or the powder?
I want to spend 10 minutes a day this week organizing my pantry and throwing out old food that is expired (I actually have a lot of it – what a waste!). Love your Take Ten idea!
Purging and organizing my kitchen. There is also cleaning out the playroom with the kids. They are old enough now that they need to help make decisions about what goes and what stays. Maybe I will work on both. The kitchen while they are at school and the playroom when they get home. Wow! I can even come up with more stuff, like the garage. Maybe that will be next after the kitchen.
Haha Pino–your entire house may be organized after this week!
I’m going to tackle the pile of papers on my desk. I had it conquered just 2 weeks ago. . . . .
I totally know what you mean Conni. 🙂
My bedroom is a wreck! I’ll be working on getting it all picked up.
Great Kim! Thanks for joining in.
I can do ten minutes! I have a 4×6 kitchen table as my desk and it desperately needs organizing. We’ll see how long this takes!
You can do it Lissy! 🙂