On Wednesdays, we purposefully do a "Small Thing" together that helps create a sense of sanctuary at home. If you're floundering with disorganization and feeling overwhelmed, this is a great place to start.
Just do this one, small Wednesday thing with me! I promise you'll be glad you did.
I'm good at starting projects.
I'm not quite as good at actually finishing them.
I have lots of things I'm "working on," (having started them some time ago,) including painting all the wainscoting in my house, setting up a new filing system, cleaning out the flower beds, organizing my closet, and rearranging my studio.
Those are my big projects, all in varying states of Unfinished.
Then there are the smaller tasks that never seem to make it into the "Done" category: laundry, bills, dishes, and good grief, putting shoes away that have been by the back door for too long.
I'll be honest, some tasks never even make it to the "Begun" category, because I simply procrastinate starting them at all.
This week, I've been committed to finally checking some things off my list, and it feels absolutely wonderful!
I think I'd forgotten how euphoric it is to finish something. Completing a few small things has inspired me to complete even more!
Don't laugh, but....
I cancelled an online account to a membership I no longer use. Whew!
I finally got a toll tag for my vehicle.
I put a trash can in my office.
I paid a bill that I'd been ignoring.
I've got to say...the joy of seeing these tasks checked off my list makes me feel ten pounds lighter.
Today's Small Thing is to check something off your list.
Instead of leaving it half-done (I'm looking at you, laundry pile!), take it all the way to the finish line and call it "DONE!"
Savor the victory of putting the last clean sock away.
Enjoy seeing your kitchen sink shiny and clean.
Experience the happiness of paying that bill.
Feel the relief when you make that appointment.
Try not to dance when you drop off the bag of clothing donations that's been riding around in your car for a month.
You choose your task...just get 'er done!
What will you check off your list? What's been bugging you? What's THAT THING that will feel so very, very good when it's finally DONE?
Create some sanctuary for yourself by completing one thing today.