Putting Things Off Until Tomorrow – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Do you put things off to do later?
Later never seems to come. Today is anti-procrastination day. Pick one thing that you have been putting off, set your timer, and do it.
We put things off for different reasons, but if you look deeply, you will find that you procrastinate because of perfectionism. Just getting started and moving forward is better than doing nothing at all. Even trying and failing is better than not trying at all.
Each morning, I make my small To Do list with three things on it, and I use my timer to help me accomplish them. If it is a big task, I break it down into steps that can be completed in 15 minutes.
Sometimes, you realize you have a few minutes to do something, and you just do not know where to start. This is where your little list comes into play. You pick something off the list and move forward.
Many of the tasks we do around the house are the same ones day after day. Bring a little fun into these tasks. Make it a game to fold laundry and put it away.
When the dishes need to be washed or put away, enlist the help of one of your children. Use it as a time to talk and laugh.
When you have a Home Blessing to do that you have procrastinated, turn on some music and make it a fun activity. Play beat the clock.
If you have decluttering to do, write down a few of the areas and draw them out of a hat. You can do this for 15 minutes and switch to something else.Have you been putting off grading school papers? This is an area that is easily put off, and later you have a big stack of papers to grade. Add grading papers to your daily routine. It works well for me to do this in the afternoon.

The goal is to find ways to help you to have fun doing your tasks and Home Blessings.
Your Zone Mission today is to detail dust the decorative items in your Living Room.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe your windows and mirrors.
My menu plan for Wednesday is spaghetti and salad.
Have a great day!
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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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