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’s plan to spend ten minutes a day decluttering, turned into ten minutes total. I ended up spending every spare minute (and lots of time that should have been spent on other things) trying to resolve website issues. 🙁
I did manage to come up with one bag of give away items.
This week I’ll be spending ten minutes a day organizing my digital photos.
You can read more here about my system. The plan is to do a weekly file, organize and back up, but it’s been about a month since I did the last one, so I’ll be catching up this week.
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, leave a comment on this post to let us know what you’re planning–the more the merrier!
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Britni @ Our Eventual Homestead says
I’ve been trying to take 10 minutes a day to clean up the clutter too. Sometimes it works!!
PS. I just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award! Swing by my blog to pick it up 🙂
Thanks so much Britni!
I have serious “staying focused” issues… in the midst of final preparations for a party at our house for 70 people the next day, I decided that I needed to “reorganize” my recipe book…
needless to say, my husband told me I was loco and that I needed to set THAT aside and focus on the task at hand, which I did… but now that I have semi-started it, that will be my 10-minute daily task til it’s done 🙂
I can totally relate Sonja! 🙂
Thanks for the inspiration~! I was able to finish with organizing my coupons after 6 months of not throwing away any and have decided that I am going to try spending 10 minutes each Sunday on coupons organization ( basically throwing away expried ones or send to my niece ) and this week I am working on a huge project for church!
Great Sheila! Thanks for letting me know.