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.
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