30 Days to an Organized Life Day 2
Yesterday I asked you to envision how you want your life and home to look in general (Day 1). Change can be difficult but when you have a vision for what you want and why you want it you will be much more motivated to carry through with new habits in your life.
What does your vision include?
- an organized entryway rather than piles of stuff just inside your door;
- paying your bills on time rather than incurring late fees;
- cooking at home more often so you can eat healthier;
- a clear kitchen or dining room table where you enjoy fun family meals;
- an uncluttered and welcoming living room so you can invite friends over;
- a spending plan so that you can save more money;
- a peaceful and cozy master bedroom.
What are your life priorities? Family time, stress management, a peaceful home?
Today we are making a list of specific values, priorities and goals for each area of your life so that you can take small steps to move toward your vision.
This isn’t a “beat yourself over the head” list but a kind of master goal list for ways that you would like to improve your life. As we move through the 30 Day Challenge pay special attention to the 10 Minute Tasks that relate to your goal list.
Today’s 10 Minute Task: Print the myLIFEreview page from your planner and write down specific changes you would like to make in each of the listed areas. Here are a few examples of goals you can include:
- self: read my Bible every morning; exercise 20 minutes daily; drink 6-8 glasses of water daily;
- home: maintain a clean living room, make dinner 4 times a week, keep the kitchen counters and table clear;
- time: weekly date night with my husband; better morning routine; weekly retreat time for myself
- money: find a system to pay my bills so I don’t pay them late; eat out only once a week; save $200 by the end of the month.
When you have finished go back and star or circle the changes that are most important to you.
Post the print on your fridge or bulletin board to remind you to make tiny steps and not give up.
I would love to hear the changes you would like to make. Leave a comment below.
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Patiricia Sneath says
kimberlee, I have sat down and written out my list and most things on it have stars! Self is exercise and water.
Home is keep dishes done, Kitchen neat, and table cleared ( I am a piler!) I am now alone and I want to promote better habits in myself.
next is time: get dressed and make bed when I get up, inclined to go to loo, then coffee and finally get back to dress and make bed ….. but too often life gets in the way and it is later before I dress. the second item here is to go out and visit friends at least twice a week. I can just sit at home and not see anyone, unless they come to the house. So this is a job for me, and I have written out a plan of who to visit and making my dates up now.
Money is the next item. I am not sure what I will be getting ( should know in the next 3 weeks) I do know my expenses, and in the past week have cut expenses by $63. Not much but I know that this is doable and I will still have some pleasures. So far I have cut back a lot of food as I had a large storage and I am working through it just getting fruit and vegetables , eggs and milk. Also the odd loaf of bread, but making some buns and scones so will be buying less bread.
Listing and selling many home and yard items. Have a friend who is going to help me post on a local site ( getting ready to sell and move …. so need to clear out clutter and put cash away for the move). Along this line I am also going to put on a garage sale one the weather warms up a little more to clear out Kitchen items, nick knacks, linens, and other such items.
Clothing was bagged and taken to the local thrift shop ( all the funds made there go to the local food bank, and all the workers at both places are volunteers). In Canada we do not get a tax credit for this, but this is something that I wanted to do as it helps others and I would get very little for things at a yard sale.
Thanks so much for putting the challenge together and for the daily updates. It helps to give me a purpose and a plan for the day. I helps focus on what I need to do and also to dream for the future.
Kimberlee Stokes says
Good for you for creating a plan Pat (and especially for cutting your expenses)! I’m so glad that you are joining us so that you can focus on one task at a time. Thanks for taking the time to share your plan.
You can do this!
It’s so good to have your email there as I start my day, to encourage me.
Today I willemphasize Self. I will exercise and drink more water.
I will get some of the materials printed (I only have an IPad, no printer at home).
Starting tomorrow, continue to clear entry hall and work on living room.
I will be taking some winter clothes to my storage unit and will try to separate out some for Goodwill.
Have a great weekend..
Kimberlee Stokes says
Glad you feel encouraged! It sounds like you have a great plan Roz. You can do this!