Habits can Make or Break You!
Your home and your mind will be constantly cluttered if your habits are not good. But, it is never too late, and you are never too old to form some new habits. Good habits can make a big difference in your life! So, it is worth the effort. A new you awaits!
Habits are the key to maintaining order in your home — once we get it, we can lose it in a day if we have not formed critical habits.
I don’t want you to be discouraged about habits. Nor do I want you to rush their formation.
I recently read a book called Tiny Habits. It states that you need to take it nice and slow. Don’t try to work on several habits at once. It won’t work. In an attempt not to overwhelm you, here are just three habits to work on if you need to:
The Rubber Band Habit – this means that you pretend that there is an imaginary rubber band around an object – when you get it off a cupboard shelf and use it, that fictional band snaps it right back where you got it. This technique works wonders. Some call it the clean as you go habit. When you do this, your kitchen does not require much clean-up. The same thing works for any surface.
The Keeping Horizontal Surfaces Clear Habit–
There are what I call clutter hot spots throughout your home – the bathroom counter area, the kitchen counters, the dining room table, the top of the desk, the coffee table, the floor, your bed, etc. If you clear these areas frequently you will avoid big problems later. Even if you don’t have time to put all the items in their homes, you can at least put it all in a basket or bin to put away at a more convenient time.
Put an appointment or event on the calendar asap habit – when you get a save-the-date card or invite, place all the info on that calendar square and throw away the invite. When your doctor’s receptionist hands you an appointment reminder card – put the information on your calendar square, then throw the card out. If you prefer a calendar on your phone, that will work as well. I like my erasable magnetic calendar inside my front door because it is always visible and keeps all our events visible to my husband and me.
I will be talking about habits for a while, so start thinking about what habits you want to develop and respond to my email and let me know what is happening with you.