On March 1, I challenged you to take a good look around your home, become aware of what you have and where you have it. Then decide what is truly important, what is just taking up space, and what is your major decluttering goal that you are striving towards. Ask yourself, “Is this item worth the value of space it is occupying?”
How are you doing? Need help?
Do you have a concise, yet concrete goal you are working towards?
Did you write down your goal?
Life Management Skill – Step 1
Here is an interesting book about the importance of putting your goals down on paper. Even though this book was written in 2000, it is still powerful. Something magical happens when we articulate the roadway we choose to follow. As a colleague once said many years ago, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.”
When we focus on proactive, positive thinking the available choices make more sense. Klauser states, “It is a scientific truth that setting your intent, focusing on the outcome, being clear about what you want in life can make your dreams come true.”
First step in your decluttering project is a lot like planning a trip. You need to determine your destination. If you do not know where you are going you will never know when you get there. Just about any road will do if you have no destination in mind.
So, grab paper and pen and start jotting down some of the things you would like to accomplish. The most powerful tool to achieve your goals is to write them down. Put your dreams on paper. Plan your future.
Life Management Skill – Step 2
Write it down! I am a firm believer in writing things down. Maybe it is the fact that I just do not have enough brain cells to store everything I want to remember, and I certainly do not have the ability to recall information at the very moment I need it. Usually the recall process is several hours, even several days, too late. So, therefore, I write things down.
- When I actually schedule a task into my day planner there is a very good chance it will get done.
- When I spend time writing out the menu for the week before heading to the supermarket, there is a good chance I will eliminate compulsive shopping and the need for extra trips for forgotten items.
- When I write down specific errands, most often I accomplish the responsibilities in an expeditious manner. Time management is nothing more than managing tasks in the allotted time frame.
- Writing things down in my day planner keeps me on track. As someone so aptly put it, “If you think it, ink it!”
Plan it to Happen:
- Persistence / Perseverance
Do you want to read more on how to make those forward steps in achieving your goals?
Check out Plan It To Happen TipSheet HERE.
Best of wishes on your journey!