Thursday, April 24, 2014

BEHAVIOR and POT PILEUP

Motivation is a terrible thing to waste.
You need to do everything you can to keep going
till you reach your dream.

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®


Contents of New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - BEHAVIOR
  2. Did You Know?
  3. Habit of the Day
  4. Family Reminder of the Day
  5. Quote of the Day
  6. Question of The Day
  7. From the Trenches - POT PILEUP
  8. More Info
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1. Message of the Day

BEHAVIOR

When you pick up one end of the stick you automatically 
pick up the other.

That means: When you choose the behavior you 
automatically choose the consequences as well.

The condition of your house today is the result of 
your daily repeated choices. If your house is not 
changing, it is because you are not changing --- enough. 
I've got good news for you. You can behave yourself 
to success. You don't have to wait to feel different 
or think different. All you need to do is act right and 
the house will be right. The internal change you need 
to continue will automatically occur with each decision 
to do the right thing.
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2. Did You Know?

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are ready for permanent personal change. Uses 
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3. Habit of the Day

Put forth one little extra ounce of effort. To stop s
hort of finishing what you should do repeatedly will 
lead to repeated clutter. Don't do that to yourself. 
When you feel like stopping short, don't. 

Go just a little further and finish each job.
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4. Family Reminder of the Day

In our family, we write what we need on the white board.

In our family, we move the garbage cans out of sight 
when they are emptied at the curb.
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5. Quote of the Day

To be what we are, and to become what we are 
capable of becoming is the only end of life.

Robert Louis Stevenson
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6. Question of The Day

Do you have a chronic habit of leaving things out 
until you return to the project? Choose one area in 
which you will begin to return items rather than leave 
them out to be used later. 

Remember: STOW AS YOU GO!
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7. From the Trenches

POT PILEUP















The newest habit that I have been able to incorporate 
has been to wash the pots and pans as soon as I empty 
them. I used to empty the food from them, and then let 
them sit on the stove. The food would dry to a hard crust, 
which would take ten times as long to clean whenever I 
"got around to it". If I can't wash them out right away, I 
immediately fill them with soapy water to prevent the 
food from caking on. Then I try to get to it before the 
night is over (I rarely wait until the next day - seems 
that when the water gets cold and the grease floats to 
the top, I am less motivated to wash it than when it's 
full of hot, sudsy water). This one simple habit has been 
a life saver for me - the rewards are so great that I feel 
it is less pain to clean them NOW, while it's easy, then 
the pain of waiting until LATER and discovering that the 
pot I needed to use right at that moment is dirty. 

My once infamous "pots & pans pileup" is now a thing of my past.

Little habits can make the biggest differences!
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8. More Info

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on track with general household cleaning, BUT they also focus on 
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NEW! FAMILY REMINDER CARDS for your living 
areas are now included (4 different cards to post in your 
living room, bath, etc.)
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This is a simple program. We stick with the basics as they 
are presented in these messages. Keep reading. Keep adding 
one part of the program at a time.

Repetition is important. Forward to friends if desired but not 
to other sites. Read this whole posting or only what you can 
take in today, then delete it.

Don't forget the daily reminders!!! The daily Reminders and 
How-To's are found on our website at
"How to Begin" http://www.messies.com
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MESSIES ANONYMOUS SLOGAN

Please memorize this slogan and post it on your wall.

The secret to success is making very small, yet very consistent, changes.

Or to make it short; Baby steps, baby steps in the right direction.

Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Anonymous

46 © 2010 Sandra Felton


THE ORGANIZER LADY® is a trademark of Sandra Felton, founder of Messies Anonymous.