This month, our Steeping Wellness clients are participating in an Organization and Tidy Up Challenge and I thought it might be nice to share a few ideas! If there’s one thing I know, it’s that it only takes about one day of me not keeping up with my work or chores before my life begins to suddenly spin out of control. Whether I begin to feel overwhelmed by my email inbox or our house looks like a bomb went off, failing to prioritize organization always results in one thing; loss of control.
This week, I invite you to make some small changes and possibly create some new habits as it relates to planning, organization, and routines.
• Create a happier morning routine: stay off social media for as long as you can, do not hit snooze, start your essential oil diffuser right away, get your blood pumping anyway you can, read a chapter from your book, turn on your favorite music, enjoy a hot beverage, and even if you work from home – get ready for the day.
• Eat Your Frog: What does this mean? Tackle the hardest and most dreaded task of the day first. I know personally eating my frog early in the morning makes a difference in my productivity, mood, and overall feeling of achievement. As Mark Twain once said “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”
• Use the “one-minute” rule: If you have a chore or task that will take one minute or less – Do. It. Now. For example, load your dinner dishes right away, hang your coat when you walk through the door, toss junk mail, wipe down a countertop, do a mini-fridge purge, and a big one for me…. Empty the trash out of my car.
Lastly, I want to learn something from all of you! Do you have any other ways that help you tidy up and stay organized? If so, please share in the comments below. Just remember, good organization isn’t about changing who you are, just your habits.