Saturday, October 24, 2020

30 SECOND HABIT RULE and SUCCESS! Remember the M.A. habit battle cry, STOW AS YOU GO! Say it often both in your mind and aloud during the day. Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY® -------------------------------------- Contents of New Ideas for Today 1. Message of the Day - 30 Second Rule Explained 2. Habit of the Day 3. Family Reminder of the Day 4. Quote of the Day 5. Question of the Day 6. From the Trenches - Success Story 7. More Info -------------------------------------- **Learn how to get organized with Marsha's (FREE) YouTube videos!** **Are you serious about ending your messiness? Only $37 per month. Click here for more information.** ***If you are having problems with this Yahoo Groups mailing, you can click here to subscribe on Blogger to receive the exact same messages every day.*** ------------------------------------------- 1. Message of the Day 30 Second Habit Rule Explained Sometimes when I mention that if something takes 30 seconds or less to do that we should determine not to put it off, people object. "If I start doing everything that takes thirty seconds, I will work myself to a nub." And that is true. If our house is a mess we have many, many little jobs that could be done in 30 seconds. Too many to make it impractical to do them all. So let's limit how we apply it. The thirty second rule needs to be applied in two ways only. The first place we should apply it is with what happens in the future. Don't go back to try to catch up with everything. FROM NOW ON hang up your jacket immediately when you take it off. Take the coffee cup from the living room to the kitchen. Put up the mayonnaise and throw away the used tea bag. Return the tool to its home. And the like. The second place we should apply the thirty second rule is with those that are high priority needs. There are probably a few important little jobs that have been neglected for a long time and would only take thirty seconds to get them out of the way. The non-priority tasks can be cared for as you go about your organizing plan or routine. So the idea is this: Apply the 30 second rule beginning now into the future and to priority jobs that need attention now. -------------------------------------- 2, Habit of the Day CLEAN AS YOU GO Keep short accounts on putting things up as you work. As you cook, wash and dry your pots, pans, etc. or put them in the dishwasher as you use them. ----------------------------- 3. 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 put what we need the next day by the front door the night before In our family, we don't drop our things when we come in the door. We take them and put them where they belong. -------------------------------------- 4. Quote of the Day It is much better to KEEP UP than to CATCH UP. -------------------------------------- 5. Question of The Day What is one success you can "brag" about? We would all be encouraged to hear of it and you will be strengthened if you share it. Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady. -------------------------------------- 6. From the Trenches - Success Story In a recent teleclass, one of the participants told gratefully of her success. She gave herself a year to get her house organized. And she did it! In time to have a big party for her father's seventieth birthday party. She had seventy people for the party and let them wander through the house. It was the crowning achievement of what she had done. Do you have a story to share? Consider joining one of the online groups we have set up as a forum for success stories which greatly encourage others. We need to share with each other to encourage one another that it can be done and it is worth it. -------------------------------------- 7. More Info Reminder: You can edit your membership at Yahoo Groups home page or to unsubscribe, click on the word "unsubscribe" at the very bottom of this post if it arrived in your email inbox ---------------------------------------- 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" ------------------------------------------ 8. Extra Help Have all of your other organizing classes worked for you yet? Dorothy said, “I’ve been to a lot of organizing classes, but this is the only one that has ever worked for me. Want to learn more? - click here. Click here If you'd like to speak to an organizer about your clutter problem. ------------------------------------------- 9. Free YouTube Videos Learn how to get organized with Marsha's (FREE) YouTube videos! ------------------------------------------ Are you at home thinking about the organizing you need to get done? Take a look at our SOS program designed to jumpstart your organizing immediately. Buy now: For more information: 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. 108 © Sandra Felton 2010 THE ORGANIZER LADY® is a registered trademark of Sandra Felton, Founder of Messies Anonymous.