This post is going to share how I found my motivation to clean — even when I’m entirely overwhelmed by clutter and my life. You can find it — and it only takes changing how you view it.
Right now I am working with an accountability coach.
Losing weight is something I really want to do, but I’ve not had much luck with it the last few years.
I picked her for a few reasons, but mainly because she is overwhelmingly positive online. Her positivity is truly rubbing off on my weight loss journey.
I’m starting to feel positive that I truly can make a change — and that has changed how I view it. It’s been some of the best money I have ever spent.
Believing in myself has made a huge difference. Also, her input into things I could change that really could make a difference is super helpful!
It’s made me think a lot about motivation in my life.
Where do you find the will to do that which you really have no will to do?
How does that happen?
I do believe THAT is the key to most of life — and certainly the largest key to having an organized home.
Which is why I just included a new chapter in my Organized Home Online Course. It’s all about finding the motivation to attack the problems. Things like decluttering, organizing, cleaning. Those don’t often self-motivate (although they can if you get a good start).
But, I’m going to give you one of my very best tips here:
Motivation to Clean
If I ask you if you could do jumping jacks forever — you’d just laugh in my face.
But, if I ask you to do jumping jacks for a minute — you think “sure” — I could do that for a minute.
Doing it for a minute is easy.
So, sometimes the motivation comes from telling yourself it will be short and sweet.
And the BEAUTY of focused short and sweet time is that you can get SO much done. Way more than you think you can!
If you set a timer for 10 minutes and really attack an area.
Decide if you’re going to:
- declutter (although organizing and decluttering often happen simultaneously — you could easily JUST declutter an area as well)
And then just DO it.
Sometimes I’ll set a hiit timer for 5 minutes, and then 5 minutes more. I spend the first 5 minutes pulling everything out, and going through what needs to be tossed. The last 5 minutes are putting them away in a fashion that allows them to be obtained easily.
And, in JUST ten minutes I’ve changed a small area of my house.
And then, it’s time to feel the positivity you’ve just infused in your life.
Can you organize forever? no!? But, can you do it for 10 minutes — heck yes!
Don’t listen to the lies in your head that 10 minutes won’t make a difference. It really can, and it really will.
So, try it — see what you think and then hit me up in the comments section so I can be your cheerleader!
The extra great news is that I have a full SECTION on getting motivated in my The Organized Home Course. The monthly version starts at a REALLY low price, and you can cancel at any time — all from within the class.
While you’re here — be sure to sign up for my totally free Five Word Organization Challenge below (it’s actually the free beginning section for the Organized Home). If you’re not quite ready for the full thing — start small with that one. Plus, check out my other organization & cleaning posts below that!
This post is from my Organized Home series — click that link to see tons of other awesome posts!