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!).
I mentioned last week that we would be moving from our 3 bedroom condo to a four bedroom house. While we are still renting, this is a great move for us because for only $50 more a month we can have a little more space, a private back yard and a room for my 11 year old who has been sharing a 10×10 room with her two teen sisters for a year now.
This week I’ll be spending ten minutes a day packing and then unpacking! 🙂 Of course it will take more time than just ten minutes, but thinking about it in ten minute increments helps me to get started on a project which frankly, I don’t enjoy. Thanks to my ten-minute-a-day strategy last week, I have much of the house packed and we have even moved some of the fragile items.
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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Renee McCrory says
Think I’ve got a 10 min. project that is in dire need. Thanks for the inspiration!
Crystal @ Serving Joyfully says
No take 10 project here, but I did post on spring cleaning. I’m kind of working on a huge simplifying/decluttering overhaul right now, but I look forward to joining you w/ take 10 projects after I get past this stage and into some sort of “maintenance” phase.