5 simple things you need to do to clear clutter…

In Uncategorized on February 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm

There is a saying that a clear desk is the sign of a clear mind. The thinking is that we should clear clutter to clear our mind, but I am going to turn this idea on its head as I believe that we should do the opposite.

Focusing on what we need to do is the first step to actually doing it.

  1. At first, seeing the overwhelming amount of clutter will trouble you, so remove yourself from the site and you may even want to step outside for this. Breathe in slowly, exhale and do this a few times, pray and meditate. Do this for five minutes. This will calm and re-energize you.
  2. In this frame of mind, take a moment to list what needs to get done.  For example, scraps of paper, shaker bottle, magazines and so forth. Then take a thick red marker and leave it by your list.
  3. Buy  supplies such as files, boxes and containers. 9 times out of ten, we use lack of resources as an excuse and our mind creates a block
  4. Begin to action the list. Don’t try to do everything at once, but perhaps over the space of a few days. So, today you may attack the magazines. Once you do it, cross it off. Crossing it off in this way makes our mind more aware.
  5. REPEAT. It becomes a habit and with time will become automatic.

Keep on winning…

  1. Very simple tips, yet overlooked. Starting somewhere even if it seems small is better than not starting at all. Thank you for this and I look forward to reading the book later this year.

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