June 2015
The Anticrastination Tip Sheet

Author of The Procrastinator's Handbook,
The Clutter-Busting Handbook and
Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress: A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled and Overwhelmed

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon
in a perfectly useless manner,
you have learned how to live. ~~ Lin Yutang

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
~~ Eugene Delacroix (1798 – 1863, French Artist)

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...woo hoo...what a ride! ~~ Anonymous

Honor your dreams. They are the truest indicator of what you are capable of achieving and becoming. ~~ Jeffrey Brandt

Dear readers,
We returned from a glorious 3-week vacation May 29 and on June 1, I flew to Oregon to spend several days presenting at a conference for a great association of Funeral Directors. So this Tip Sheet is a bit late.

Since it's important to never stop learning in life, I have searched my poor exhausted brain to see what I've learned this past month:
  • sometimes, the delight of a trip such as ours causes the brain to remain on vacation long after the body has returned to reality.
  •  the law of physics that states "A body at rest tends to stay at rest" translates in our lives to my husband pathetically telling me, "Sure we can do take-out for dinner ... but ... are you ever going to cook again?"
  • sometimes the beauty, joy, fun and laughter experienced on a trip to Ireland causes people to linger in a "vacation mode" long after it ends.
  • sometimes reading that we took this trip might cause YOU to take an action step towards one of your dreams. Maybe start saving or find out how much it might cost or investigate how to start planning whatever it is you would like to do some day.
  • sometimes because I write about stress as well as procrastination and clutter, this is a good example to set. Sometimes we need to put aside our responsible-professional selves and simply rest ...and maybe catch up on sleep.
  • sometimes one HAS to appreciate the irony of "The Procrastination Expert" getting out her Tip Sheet many, many days late.
  • sometimes we have to admit we messed up and didn't get something done when it was supposed to be done; and just take responsibility for not being perfect.
  • speaking of not being perfect, wait till you read below about the FREE CLUTTER-BUSTING TELECLASS ... AGAIN coming up.
  • sometimes all of the above are helpful and important to accept. Not always ... but maybe .... just .... sometimes.

FREE CLUTTER-BUSTING TELECLASS .... AGAIN Why again?? Because for the last one, I said I'd record it and give the download for free to everyone who registers. So even if they could not attend, they would get the free download. Pretty generous, yes?

Pretty cool, yes?
Pretty successful? Wellll not exactly....
I pushed the wrong button that resulted in a one-hour recording of ... silence.
So now we are running it again. If you registered for the last one, you will automatically receive a copy.
This one has the same deal -- if you register, you will receive a free download of the TeleClass whether you are able to attend it or not.

Do you know what a TeleClass is? It's a class by phone. No computer needed.

In the class, I'll give you a ton of ideas, tips and techniques to get rid of your clutter.

Thursday, June 25, 7:00 PM Central time.
Cost: It's free
To Register: ritaemmett.com/teleclass.html
When you register, you will receive the phone number to call for the class.

Please share this Tip Sheet with 2 or 3 friends who would be interested. And feel free to use this message in your blog or newsletter, as long as you include my bio and contact info:

Rita Emmett
Author of The Procrastinator's Handbook,
The Clutter-Busting Handbook and
Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress: A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed
2331 Eastview
Des Plaines, IL 60018

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