This is a popular challenge that we practice in the Declutter Your Life and Mind Group and members love it……because it is so much easier to think about 10 minutes at a time to do a task.
I often will do a few things when I have a couple of minutes……
As I wait for the kettle to boil…..I will put the dishes from the drainboard away
When I am on the phone……I often will do a few things to clean up as I chat away (usually with my mom)
If I am waiting for a ride and they are late…..I will straighten up my landing area
Heading outside for a walk….I will take my grocery bags, donations or other things out to my car on the way
What can you do in Ten Minutes???
Some 10 minute task ideas:
- straighten up your bookcase – maybe even taking out a few books to donate
- quick bathroom cleanup
- make the bed
- clean up the kitty litter or kitty’s food area
- put away the clean laundry
- fill/empty dishwasher
- hang up the clothes that are draped over the chair and not quite ready for the laundry
- take out the garbage and recycling
- work on the weeks menu and grocery list
Remember that those small steps lead to bigger steps. Success with those small steps help us to feel confident about what we are doing and help us to know that we can do it.
Amazing Right? The importance of smaller steps Seriously, you can do so much more than you think…….
Surprise Yourself – It’s really quite amazing when you see what you can do in ten minutes. Let’s do this!
What can you do in 10 minute increments? Are you up for the challenge? #10minutechallenge Would love to hear from you.
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