Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Organized
The weekend's here! Time to take stock of the week's progress at the New Year Cleaning Challenge.
Preview Week saw us store holiday decorations, and tidy up after last year's holiday season.
How have you fared on the New Year Cleaning Challenge so far? Be sure to celebrate your progress today, as we wrap up Preview Week!
Celebrate Your Progress
Writing to you from back here behind the screen, I can hear what you may be thinking: "Oh no! Only one week, and I'm already behind!"
Sound familiar? Signing on to a get-organized plan like the New Year Cleaning Challenge is a great way to springboard personal change ... if you can avoid some common pitfalls.
Chief among these: viewing the Challenge as a competition or a race. One with winners, losers, and a ticking stopwatch.
For many of us, the week's end brings a sinking feeling. Rather than focusing on the progress we've made, we zero in on our perceived shortfalls.
We tell ourselves that we didn't "finish". We didn't achieve as much as others. We're already "behind".
Hogwash! Repeat after me: "There is No Such Thing as 'Behind'!"
The New Year Cleaning Challenge is meant to be a guideline, not a board game. Every step forward is, well, a step forward!
To keep motivation flowing, refocus your vision.
Taking stock of what you've achieved this week, not on what you've "failed" to do, is the key to making steady, forward progress.
Keep that viewpoint in mind, as we work together toward a clean and organized home, each one at his or her own pace!