Week 3 is here! Are you still with me? Aw c'mon, you haven't left me already have you? Don't worry if you haven't been perfect so far. It's never to late to start and join in the fun. The whole purpose is to just be mindful of these tasks, which will eventually become second nature! I'm just here to guide and motivate.
So, how did week 2 go? Is your bed made? (I'll look away for a couple minutes if you need to run to your bedroom real quick...to uh...grab something you need er whatever) How about the sink? Was it empty every night before bed? I can say for myself, I was 7 for 7 on both accounts! Woo hoo!
So are you ready for Week 3? I think I heard a yes. I'll move on then.
WEEK 3: Clear the Clutter!Where are you sitting right now? In the office? In your living room? I know I personally spend my evenings in our family room. It's where our TV is, it's where our very worn in, comfortable hand-me-down furniture is, it's where we live...or family? Whatever. Anyway. Wherever it is you spend your evenings relaxing, take a look around. Is it spotless, completely organized and clean? I'm going to guess no. Mine isn't. Again, it's where I spend the majority of my relaxing time. I have magazines, a beverage or two, blankets, and any other rif raf I've been toting with me for the day. But, I do make a valiant effort to leave it tidy before I go to bed. Of course the dishes are already being handled.
I realize that clearing all the clutter might result in more than a 5 minute task for some, but let's try this. If you are thinking- yeah right, not going to happen, just focus on spending 5 minutes each night decluttering that space until everything has a "home." Within a couple nights, you should hopefully only have to put away the things you got out that day. For me it's usually a blanket, my camera, my laptop, a glass, a magazine and the remote. Of course there is occassionally more than that, but that's a typical evening for me. All of those things have a "home" and at night before I go to bed, that is where they sleep.
So, your task in a nut shell. Before you go to bed, clear out your main living space area, just ONE room! If it's an overwhelming task, start with 5 minutes a night until you are looking at a wonderfully organized space and everything in it's "home" spot. You'll wake up to a sleek living space just waiting for your arrival that evening after a long day!
1. Make Your Bed!
2. Empty the Sink!
3. Clear the Clutter
Post in the comments how many days you made your bed & emptied your sink this week. We'll keep checking in each Wednesday to see how you are doing. Hint Hint- posting your weekly results...no matter how good you did....might benefit you at the end of the challenge. Might even benefit you half way through...just saying.