November 2008

THE ANTICRASTINATION TIP SHEET
From Rita Emmett
Author of The Procrastinator's Handbook
The Procrastinating Child
The Clutter-Busting Handbook and
soon to be released: Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress

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QUOTES FOR NOVEMBER

If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.
---- Ecclesiastes 11:4

God created company so the home get cleaned.
---- Rita Emmett

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MESSAGE FROM RITA

HOLIDAYS - THE ANTICRASTINATION WAY

OK - this is it. Whoever is elected as the new President of the US, let's keep him in our prayers - he's got a tough job ahead of him - and let's rejoice at a fresh start.

Now let's give YOU a fresh start for this year's holidays. Thanksgiving is less than 4 weeks away, and there's more to come after that. How about starting to think about and DO SOMETHING now? Where to start?

1. With pen & paper or use the computer, write a list of everything you need to do for the holidays. Make it a general list. For example: Don't list what you'll get for each person, just write "buy gifts".
2. Go through your list, eliminate anything you don't HAVE to do, & rearrange it in order of what needs to be done first. Then hang up your list where you'll see it.
3. Next start a detailed list of the project you have to do first. As each new project is due and you make a new list for it, search it line by line to see what can be eliminated or streamlined. If you serve a dinner, can you ask others to bring dishes? If you HAVE to bake cookies (& just maybe you don't??) can you suggest a cookie exchange? If you have too many gifts to give, can you suggest a grab-bag where everyone selects just one person to buy for?
4. If you are stuck for gift ideas and are shopping for people like you who want to break their procrastination and clutter habits, we are having an "Early Bird Anticrastination Sale".
When you buy ANY product on our website we will send you a FREE audio download of a terrific never-before-heard interview with me talking about strategies from my book, The Procrastinator's Handbook
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These two audios will help make your holidays - and your life - SO much easier & stress-free.
5. Don't get crazy expecting yourself, others or life to be perfect. It's not going to happen.
6. If instead of "clutter bust the home" you wrote "get the government to declare this home a disaster area" then start with one room at a time. Remember that clutter busting involves making lots of decisions, so work in one-hour bursts with a reward at the end of each hour. Select a person or organization who will love & cherish your stuff as much as you do, and joyfully give to them anything you don't need or haven't used in the past year. Yes, this even includes holiday decorations.
7. If cleaning the house is overwhelming you, here is an interesting philosophy. If you don't get your place cleaned or de-cluttered, you might want to print this out and hang it up when company comes. I didn't write it but there is much in this poem that is admirable:

My PHILOSOPHY OF HOUSECLEANING
I DON'T DO WINDOWS BECAUSE ...
I love birds
and don't want one to run into a clean window
and get hurt.
I DON'T WAX FLOORS BECAUSE ...
I am terrified a guest
will slip and get hurt
then I'll feel terrible
(plus they may sue me.)
I DON'T MIND DUST BUNNIES BECAUSE ...
They are very good company.
I have named most of them,
and they agree with everything I say.
I DON'T DISTURB COBWEBS BECAUSE ...
I want every creature
to have a home of its own.
I DON'T SPRING CLEAN BECAUSE ...
I love all the seasons
and don't want the others
to get jealous.
I DON'T PULL WEEDS
in the garden because ....
I don't want to get
in the way of God,
Who is an excellent designer!
I DON'T PUT THINGS AWAY BECAUSE ...
My husband
will never be able
to find them again.
I DON'T DO GOURMET MEALS
when I entertain because ....
I don't want my guests
to stress out over what
to make when
they invite me
over for dinner.
I DON'T IRON BECAUSE ...
I choose to believe them
when they say "Permanent Press".
I DON'T STRESS MUCH ON ANYTHING BECAUSE ....
"A Type" personalities
die young
and I want to stick around
and become a wrinkled crusty ol' woman!

REMEMBER .... a clean house is a sign of a broken computer

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