Saturday, December 14, 2019

PROCRASTINATION and TIMING ACTIVITIES

We should bring things into our houses only because we planned for them and because we need them.
Sometimes, though, we act impulsively (and therefore contribute to our struggle to create an organized, beautiful home!) because of these alluring four-letter words: 
free, sale, cute, good, & nice.

Watch Those Four-Letter Words!

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®
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Contents of New Ideas for Today
1. Did You Know?
2. Message of the Day - PROCRASTINATION
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 - TIMING ACTIVITIES
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1. Did You Know?
If “I want to get rid of it but I just can’t” sounds like you and if you are ready to change, this e-booklet is for you.


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2. Message of the Day

NEATNESS DELAYED IS NEATNESS DENIED

One of the differences between people whose houses look good consistently (usually without really working atit much) and those who do not, is the length of time between the time the mess is made and the cleanup. Each time we let a mess just sit there until we get around to it (of course, we plan to do it very soon),we give clutter permission to happen. If we do enough of that, the house is one big series of messes.

The answer is to quit saying we will get back to it later because, 

Neatness Delayed is Neatness Denied.
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3. Habit of the Day

Commit for just this one day.

FINISH WHAT YOU START - Just for today, do not leave a job until you have completed the job and put everything away.
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4. Family Reminder of the Day

Pick one of these reminders or make one of your own to share with your family each day.

In our family, we don't leave things out just because we plan to get back to the project later.

In our family, we wash, dry, fold, and put up our clothes as one continuous job.
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5. Quote of the Day

There's never time to put it away, but there is always time to look for it?
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6. Question of the Day

How does your house affect your self-image? How does your self-image affect your house? Have you begun to bring your house into line with who you really are? More importantly, how do you want your house to reflect you

Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady

This is a simple program. We stick with the basics as they are presented in these recycling messages. Repetition is important.
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7. From the Trenches - TIMING ACTIVITIES

Isn't it amazing how quickly things can be done if we make up our mind to do them. I find that the 15 min. slots take care of several things in a row. If anyone had told me when I started to really deep clean my house what could be done in 15 min. I'd have thought they were daffy.

We let things get bigger in our mind than they really are. We think Oh I can't start on that now, it'd take too long and then when we get to it, we find it wasn't the monster we thought. It has made keeping the house in order and organized so much easier. I'd have never started if I hadn't have tried the timer. After that it was so easy just to keep going. Now some deep down hard cleaning jobs do take longer. We all know that. Like washing down the walls or shampooing the carpet, big jobs take longer but we know that so we schedule them for when we know we shall have the time to finish, once we start. But I am so thankful Sandra discovered the time limit way. I think it's one thing that has kept people on the road to recovery. Enjoy your trip to recovery and don't rush. You want to do it right the first time, like the deep down decluttering and getting rid of stuff, but you will come back and do some areas again and each time it's easier and quicker to let go of stuff we thought we just had to keep.

(Thanks to a wise Messie)
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8. More Info

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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9. Extra Help

Are you tired of the never-ending clutter?
The Organizing Mastery program has helped many people get rid of clutter for good.
It is done through a weekly virtual program that’s hands-on and gets results.
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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

MESSIES ANONYMOUS WAR CRY - "STOW AS YOU GO!"

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