Updated: May 22
The challenge is: set a timer for 10 minutes a day, then 100% focus on one space or category to declutter, clean, organize or otherwise refresh.
I'm doing this in February, but it's been so great I recommend jumping in as soon as you see this!
Before taking a walk one day, I was already outside when I texted a friend and asked if she was available for a phone call. She said, "Yes! Give me 10 minutes"
I had a bajillion things I wanted to do that would take longer than that, so I was irritated at first. Then I thought, "What can I do for 10 minutes?"
My garden is a mess (my hubby loves planting things, but cleaning it up - not so much) and I decided to grab a broom, snap a before photo, set my timer for 10 minutes, and do what I could to make one little space look nicer.
It felt SO GOOD that I decided to share the experience and make it a challenge for a month.
It's AMAZING to experience and see what can be done with a little focus. (If you struggle with focus, you're not alone - see my notes at the end)
This can be done any time! I recommend having an accountabilibuddy - it can be me and/or the wonderful people in my TidyWild Facebook group, and having a friend doing it at the same time is helpful and fun to keep us going...BUT don't let it stop you if those things seem hard. Just begin!
I highly recommend taking before and after photos - we see our space in a different way through a lens. Details stand out, blinders come off, we see things a little bit like we're a stranger. And having the photos to look back on is fabulous!
This is for indoor and outdoor spaces and the idea is to JUST DO IT! Not think about it, not give ourselves time to talk ourselves out of it, not come up with all the reasons we'll do it later.
JUST DO IT.
Big things happen in small steps. It doesn't need to be dramatic. It doesn't need to be perfect.
This is just ten minutes of doing something simple that your Future Self will look at later and say Aaahhhhh thank you!
Lifetime habits start when we decide it's time to stop dinking around and JUST DO IT.
And then do it daily, even when we don't feel like it, until we no longer have to think about it...
You've got this!
Not sure where or how to start?
Feel overwhelmed and/or frustrated?
Unable to focus enough to clear space?
Want to do something about it but this challenge isn't quite it?
Please remember that I'm here for you! Reach out if you have questions and/or you feel stuck.
There's no need to struggle with clutter anymore - you're not alone and I can help you feel better right away.
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