“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 told you that I would be spending ten minutes a day on my hall closet disaster. I was totally unmotivated to do anything with it, but I did clean and organize my pantry.
I didn’t think to take a “before” shot because it wasn’t the “official” project-haha! Let’s just say it was a jumbled mess.
I added the purple bin (which I emptied in a recent de-cluttering mission) to hold our collection of potatoes. I noticed that they spoiled faster if I left them in the bag, so I am letting them have some room in this bin.
I also added the cardboard box to hold some loose items. It’s not ideal, but until I get a little extra money for some plastic bins it will at least keep things organized.
This week the hall closet will have to wait again because I’ll be spending ten minutes a day getting our tax information organized. It is all in one folder, but I have to pull a few things together.
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!
*By the way, if you are doing your taxes yourself there are two FREE online resources: Turbo Tax and H& R Block (click to read more).
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