The busiest time of the year is ahead of us
"a few minutes a day keeps the chaos away".
- a few minutes of decluttering the kitchen counters ... to enjoy a calmer space
- a few minutes of sorting through papers and tossing the junk mail ... to ensure you don't miss paying an important bill
- a few minutes of checking our calendar ... to not miss the birthday party of a beloved friend
A few minutes a day do matter
But it does matter. A few minutes every day do make a difference in the long run - think compound interest for instance!
James Clear, New York Times best selling author of "Atomic Habits" says:
The costs of your good habits are in the present. The cost of your bad habits are in the future.
What that means is that the busiest time of the year is ahead of us.
When life gets busy and chaotic it is even more important that we have good habits in place that support us. One good habit (IMHO) is what I teach my clients:
We might not always be motivated to spend and we might tell ourselves, "oh it doesn't matter, those few minutes don't make a difference anyway" and all sorts of other excuses to justify our inaction.
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James also says
Most people need consistency more than they need intensity.. Intensity makes a good story. Consistency makes progress.
I couldn't agree more especially with decluttering and getting organized. I've talked about creating habits here, here and here in the past.
The cost of not doing "a few minutes a day..." is definitely in the future. When you'll have to spend a precious weekend cleaning up your house instead of enjoying yourself. This will sound dramatic and make for a good story that you can wine about to your family and friends.
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Your future self will be grateful
Think about it, your life will be so much easier if you consistently (a few minutes a day...) do clear your stuff and organize it. When you create this good habit and practice it until it's second nature you will cruise through the busiest time of the year with ease.
So start today with "a few minutes a day keeps the chaos away" and your future self will be grateful to you.
Let me know in the comments below what you are going to do for a few minutes a day from today forward.