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
QUOTES FOR NOVEMBER
If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything
---- Ecclesiastes 11:4
God created company so the home get cleaned.
---- Rita Emmett
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?
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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 ...
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
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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