This is my last check-in for 2016. Besides wishing you all the best for Christmas, I encourage you to take some quiet time on or before New Year’s Eve to rapidly review this year in the most positive light you can. On New Year’s Day, smartly get on with creating your 2017 plans, and immediately declutter something appropriate to clear a path for them.
Wishing you Peace, Love and Laughter for the Season.
I took some extra time to make sure I fully did my Daily Paperwork, repeating days where I missed my morning, evening or supper routines – hope you’ve been getting somewhere with your own practice of diarising and recording.
Now it’s the time of year where major wrapping up and re-planning takes place! During these last couple of weeks before the New Year rings in, squeeze out some time to review any plans you’d made for the year and see if you can finish anything off that’s been hanging fire, no matter how minor it may be. Then you’ll be more energetic for the next round – 2017!
To help you have a great next year, I’m keeping my Everies Book at half price over the Festive Season. You can now view the TOC (table of contents) here or at the end of The Everies Book page.
As a special thanks to blog readers, I am also giving away 5 free copies!
Use the contact form to send me your email address, & the first 5 forms will receive a reply with the PDF attached.
I won’t use the email to initiate anything further except to send you a feedback form; it will be up to you whether you fill it in or not – no pressure.
All forms received before the expiry date, but after the first 5, will receive a special excerpt from the book.
Offer ends Wednesday 21 December 2016,
midnight, Western Australian time.
How’d you go with checking in on your diary progress? I found it helped me work out which 1 Small Thing to declutter – the first thing that came to mind when I read the undone diary steps. If clutter puts you off doing ordinary, everyday diary entries it’s bad enough, but when it stops you carrying out your longer-term plans, it simply has to go!
This week, keep doing the same actions as in Reminder 53 but now add a preparation step: close to bedtime, tick off any extra diary entries you were able to complete in the evening, then briefly prepare for the next day. This last step in your Daily Paperwork is called the Nightly Review'n'Prep & it’s explained in Everies Reminder 17.
These 4 simple actions will help you stay on an even keel while getting more done.
1. Diarise, 2. Check-in, 3. Declutter 1 Small Thing, & 4. Review’n’Prep.
I hope you went well with beginning to diarise and declutter daily. I did 7 shelves in my kitchen cupboards, and it feels great to open the doors now!
This week, keep doing the same actions as in Reminder 52. Add in this bit of control: In the early evening, tick off any diary entries you completed for the day, and catch up on any you can still reasonably fit in. The extra step is called the Dusk Check-in & it’s explained in Everies Reminder 16.
1. Diarise, 2. Dusk Check-in, 3. Declutter 1 Small Thing.
In The Everies Book, I have a set of 21-day Learning Curves for different types of Everies. The first is a nice, easy groove-in of diarising and decluttering. Anyone can do this and it’s a great way to bring order back in whenever you’ve been busy and life has run amok.
For the first 7 days, do 2 steps without fail:
1. Diarise your plans in the morning.
No need to make a ploughman’s breakfast out of this, just make a point of it. Jot down some plans which you can realistically expect to tick off by the end of the day.
2. Declutter 1 Small Thing in the evening.
That’s not even a 'small area’ yet, merely a Thing: a purse, wallet, drawer, shelf, etc. It need take no more than 15 minutes but it should be completed, not half-done or shuffled around.
What you are aiming for with these steps is to set a daily rhythm of beginning with a sense of direction, and ending with a sense of completion.
If you don’t have the book, and need refreshing on how to declutter,
revisit the How To Declutter slide show on my DIY page.
Da-dah! My store is working at last. There is more information in the Goods tab. Please check out The Everies Book as soon as you can.
Meanwhile, I wanted to let you know the direction this blog will take now: I'm going to work through the book myself and provide extra info on tasks or theory where it seems helpful.
You won't have to have read the book to understand the posts,
but it will help!
Okay – that’s enough hibernating for me. So nice to thaw out at last. What a winter that was! I thought I'd start a spring-clean of my site, since it's so slow to warm up outside.
But what was the first thing I found? My store has been overly changed, and one of the features I’m concerned about is that it now asks for too many personal details before you buy. Sorry about that! All I need is your name & email address.
I’m doing what I can to get it improved. If it can’t be, I’ll test some workarounds. If it’s causing you any persistent problems, let me know via the contact page.
But, hello again! :-)
Heads up! I've finally put The Everies Book in my store. Soon I'll begin promoting it for real, but right now I need a rest!
In the meantime you can get it at a lower price than I expect to eventually charge.
If you have any questions you'd like to see answered in the promotional pieces, please let me know via the contact page.
All the best!
I rearranged a few features in the book to make it easier for you to put The Everies into practice. This required a few tweaks for continuity, but it won’t be long now!!
I feel like that little train I read about when I was a kid:
Puff, puff, puff...I think I can, I know I can!
I’ve now added an information page about The Everies Book so you can read all about its purpose, content and special features. Click here to go to it, or use the tab at the bottom of the left-hand menu.
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Heidi, Personal Consultant with Inspector Ross.