So often we get disappointed when we start a project and then don’t get time to finish it, or it takes longer than we think. We’re busy people, possibly juggling many projects both at home and at work, so…
… do yourself a favour from now on and allow yourself way more time than you need to achieve your goals and to make lasting change.
What’s the rush? Take your time. If you finish ahead of your deadline, that’s a bonus.
Taking regular bite-sized steps in an intentional way, moves you closer and closer towards your goals. If you still feel that change isn’t happening fast enough, at least you will have some achieved some quick wins along the way.
So, my tip is to allow that extra time to get things done properly without stressing yourself out, particularly if you have a lot of other stuff going on in your life.
Update on my decluttering journey
As some of my readers know, I’m at the end of my second year of trying to get decluttering and other projects finished around the house. I thought was going to take me one year!
It’s taking longer than I thought and I’m ok with that. I have a very busy job, a demanding family and have recognised along the way that I need daily recharge time. I have also spent many hours writing about my journey so that I can look back and see how far I have come.
Even though the clearing is taking longer than I thought, it is progressing very well. There have been a couple of delays e.g. when the local charity shop told me a few months ago that they couldn’t take the bags in bulk anymore and only take one a day. I stopped taking them for some reason and just accumulated them in the garage. I don’t know why as it’s definitely easier to take one bag at a time rather than five or six. Then recently I decided to combine exercise with donating and walked to the shop every day at lunchtime with a small bag (or a larger bag if I went by car).
During the last two weeks I’ve been taking one bag in every day that they’ve been open. Today I took the very last bag of stuff that I had bagged up, which was perfect timing to round off the year.
I’m also getting better at getting rid of stuff straight away now. Some of the recent donations have been things lying around the house, or clothes that don’t fit any of us anymore. Instead of bagging them up and putting them somewhere out of sight, I’m now taking them straight to the charity shop before I can change my mind. I suppose you can say that I’m starting to change my habits.
I still have more boxes of old stuff in the garage to go through but I plan in regular chunks of time to do this. My youngest daughter and I have also talked about clearing out her wardrobe tomorrow so that she can fit in all the new clothes that she got for Christmas.
So, just leaves me with one last message to you all as today draws to a close… Happy New Year 🥳 .
See you in 2022!