What would happen if you folded just half of that pile of laundry, right now? Or cleared all of the empty wire hangers out of the closet? Or took five minutes to purge old magazines? What tiny little space could you organize before the day is through?
How would it feel tomorrow morning if the coffee was already brewing when you woke up? If you didn't have to unload the dishwasher, because it was already done?
If your keys were on their hook, would you get out the door faster? What would that be like? What would happen if you intentionally built 10 extra minutes into your commute ?
What might taking a few minutes to review your week on the calendar do for you? What will you remember to not forget?
If, just this once, you took a deep breath and paused to consider all of your commitments, what would you discover? If you skipped signing up for a potluck, or a volunteer gig, or a "free" webinar, what would you have time for instead?
What would you NOT have to deal with a week from now, if you said "no" today?
If you turned down a bargain, what would that free up in the closet? What would you not have to take care of, or deal with, a month from now? Six months from now? If you passed on the cool "swag bag" at the event, which drawer in your home would be less cluttered?
If you let go of the idea of the yard sale and donated everything instead, what would the garage floor look like by the end of the weekend? How much more time would you have? How much more peace?
How would your day be different if you shut down all of your social media and responded to an email? Or sent out your invoices? Or filled out your expense report? Or had a face to face conversation?
What would a little bit of intention today give back to you tomorrow?
Sara Skillen - Certified Professional Organizer®, Certified Organizer Coach®, wife, mom, and serial list-maker. Learning to trust my intuition more every day. Shall we work together?