Well I have been dressing to my shoes and shining my sink. I have even involved my kids in the sink shining and some of them love it and some of them roll their eyes at me. But whatever.
Today I started the 15 minute declutter. I set the timer and away I went. The only problem was I kept going after the timer went off.
I am going to say this is OK because, it is the getting started that is hard, and when we give ourselves permission to stop after 15 minutes it is easier to get started. I did not go for perfection. I only decluttered in the front entrance for 45 minutes. But I got rid of 2 garbage bags of garbage and a box full of donation stuff. So all in all it was a good day.
There were also bags of clothes dear friends have dropped off in that hall way so I finally went through it and got some cute stuff and got rid of the rest. Can I count bags of other people? If so I got rid of 3 big bags of clothes as well.
But that 15 minutes idea is powerful. Flylady says you can do anything for 15 minutes and she is right. I can do 15 minutes, and I did 15 minutes 3 times over today. I did make myself stop and I didn’t obsess over it. Which I think is part of my problem. I often think, if it can’t be perfect I am not even going to try, but today I did something!
You can get A LOT done in 15 minutes.
I often would put off a job because I thought it would take forever. I would think to myself, “I don’t want to do that it will take ALL DAY!” whiny voice included, but now I am trying to say to myself “15 minutes but that’s it man!”
The power is in the 15 minutes!