10 MINUTE CHORE BOX:
spending hours organizing, and doing it all yourself, create
a 10 minute Chore Box for yourself--and one for each family
member, if applicable.
box would contain specific chores or tasks that need to be
completed. The chores are written on slips of paper, and take
a maximum of 10 minutes each to accomplish.
You can gear
the tasks towards the person's abilities (e.g. while older
kids can help out with vacuuming, a 3 year old may instead
be responsible for putting away his/her toys.)
Each day, as
a chore is completed, that slip of paper is placed in a holding
envelope until the Chore Box is empty. Then, when empty, the
boxes are refilled, and the system starts over again. This
also works well at the office!
10 MINUTE PICK-UP:
chaos. Schedule a consistent, '10 minute Pick-up' each night.
Set a timer to sound an alarm in 10 minutes.
While the clock
is ticking, all family members are responsible for clearing
out and putting away their belongings from the main family
When the timer
sounds, you're all done. Give yourselves a warm round of applause
for all you've accomplished.
10 MINUTE 'WHEN I HAVE TIME' GOALS:
One of the oldest
phrases in the book is, 'I'll do that, when I have the time.'
Problem is, that time never seems to come.
If you REALLY
want to do something, the time can generally be found pretty
easily. For example, if you just won an all-expenses paid trip
to the land of your dreams, you'd probably find time to fit
it into your busy schedule without much of a problem.
So, it's time
to begin fitting in those things you want to do, and 10 Minute
Goals can help. Schedule 10 minutes a day to catch up on your
reading, or to begin learning that foreign language, or to
simply spend having fun with your children. Then, work on those
goals when the schedule date and time rolls around.
10 MINUTE LUXURIES:
to schedule a few 10 Minutes Luxuries per day to do something
nice for yourself.
day is so rushed and chaotic, that it's easy to forget the
really important things like family, health, spirituality,
personal time and so on.
Take that 10
minute vacation every day. You deserve it!
Maria Gracia - Get Organized Now!
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