A few weeks ago I wrote a post called Work Smarter Not Harder where I, sort of, confessed my workaholic-ness.
It’s true. I work a lot.
Don’t we all?
Lately I’ve been finding myself procrastinating. I get so overwhelmed with all that has to get done that I don’t actually accomplish anything. It’s a maddening circle.
My inbox will stay full for days. Laundry baskets of clothes sit waiting to be folded. The dinner mess waits until lunch the next day. I’ve even been procrastinating grocery shopping. And I love grocery shopping! Last week we ran out of bread, milk, and eggs!
Then I got inspired to put a work smarter not harder concept into practice.
Little Guy and I cleaned out a cabinet making room for his water bottles and the Baby’s new bowls and cups. When we finished, we both had such a sense of accomplishment.
We got SOMETHING done!
Then I looked at the clock. All it took was 15 minutes.
15 minutes and I had an organized cabinet and momentum to accomplish something else.
I decided to put my 15 minute idea to the test a couple of more times.
Yesterday at 4:45 PM
I focused on the pantry.
15 minutes later…
Right? (Note: the baby only lasts about 15 minutes in the bouncy so I really was on the clock! ;)
All it took was 15 minutes!
This afternoon I tried it on my bedroom…
It was 12:41 PM
After 15 minutes…
"15 minutes" is my new mantra when I’m feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated. I take a deep breath, look around and focus on 1 thing for 15 minutes.
Every day I vow to do this at least once.
Take 15 minutes this week and DO SOMETHING. Something that’s been bugging you. Something you’ve been putting on the bottom on your to-do. Even if you only get started it’s a start!
What Can You Accomplish in 15 Minutes?
Let me know how you make out in the comments!