It’s September! The long, lazy days of summer feel like a hall pass – but now I’m ready to get back in gear. One way I do this is to ask myself the question I ask those I coach~ “What ONE little thing can (will) you do that would help make your life just a tiny bit easier?”
What’s one trouble spot? Is it facing a table of breakfast dishes when you come home in the afternoon? What would it take to reduce that annoyance by just a smidge? It doesn’t have to mean washing the dishes and putting them away before you leave in the morning. Maybe it’s as simple as having everyone bring their dish to the sink – or even to the kitchen counter. Nothing big- just the tiniest change that feels easy to do.
Try it for 3 weeks. Does it feel just a bit nicer when you come home now and the table is clear? If you were grading that spot, would you raise it by a point or two?
Great! After that habit is built (and it usually takes 3 weeks of continual practice to form a new one) it’s time to evaluate again. Maybe now the dishes could soak in the sink or move into the dishwasher.
You get the point. It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. What single step will move you in the direction of an easier, more peaceful, less cluttered and beautiful life?