Walking by my very messy desk for the 100th time I finally decided to clean and organise it today. I normally avoid my messy areas by putting off cleaning them to the point where I never get it done. Today I realised that organising my clutter doesn’t have to be so painful. I found it enjoyable for the first time ever and if you try these simple tips you may find it enjoyable too.
1. Timeframe. Set a timeframe that suits you. You might be putting it off because the clutter has built up so much it feels too overwhelming to start. If so aim to do a few minutes or a section and then come back to it the next day that way it will slowly get cleaned rather than you putting it off forever. Or if your someone who has a few hours on your day off and prefer to finish it in one go that could work too. Set times that feel best for you.
2. Sorting. Be sure to make quick decisions, have a garbage bag for rubbish and a donate bag. Put the things back that you want to keep. Making a quick decision will help you get rid of the things you always pounder on. I find that if I don’t make a quick decision I end up trying to justify keeping it when I really should’ve given it away. A mantra I say when I’m sorting is ‘if I haven’t used it in the last 6months it’s gone’.
3. Treat yourself when you’ve finished! It really does feel amazing when I’m done so I like to top that feeling off by doing something nice for myself as a reward like have a bath with my favourite bath salts or eat something naughty.
I tried what you said in your last post and it actually worked! My day went so much more smoothly.
Thanks so much for this.
“Smile in every moment”
Somedays it doesn't matter what I do I just can't seem to shift my low mood. I've learnt to accept that these days are inevitable and I'm slowly learning to deal with them with practice. I want to share with you some of my tips that have made my crappy days not so crappy.
Give yourself little treats. Even the most stressful day if you can stop for a few minutes and treat yourself it can help a whole lot.
It doesn't have to cost a thing. Don't go treat yourself to an expensive shopping supree. You can actually do it for free or cheaply.
Ways I treat myself. I love to have a tea and just take a moment. Read a post from one of my favourite blogs or read one of my favourite magazines. Eat something yum and really savour the taste. Call my bestie, her energy automatically lifts my mood. Sit in nature and take in my surroundings. Go for a swim at the beach. Take a long shower. I have plenty more but they are some examples.
Write a list of your treats. I keep a list on my iPhone and update it every few weeks to refer to when I'm in need. I may add new treats or sometimes I'm over some of them and take them off.
Sprinkle your special treats throughout your day.