January 2005 Anticrastination Tip Sheet

What's the opposite of Procrastination?
An Idea and Tip Sheet to Blast Away the
Procrastination Habit
From Rita Emmett
& THE PROCRASTINATING CHILD: A Handbook for Adults to Help
Children Stop Putting Things Off


Quote For The New Year

OK, it's not really a quote, it's the same question I offer to you every January:

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?


Special Deal

We have created a "Blast Away Procrastination Screen Saver", with tips and quotes to help you (or your staff) eliminate the procrastination habit. And it's your New Year's gift with a purchase of $25 or more worth of products from our website (RitaEmmett.com)

The people who tested it say their procrastination & clutter started to evaporate quickly & easily (without even thinking about it).

Here's one comment:

"I'm not sure how, but the screen saver is making a difference ...last night I worked on my book proposal for a few hours, and then just decided to deal with some clutter issues -- filled a garbage bag ... but still have a few more mountains to move in my ranges of clutter! And the note to do "10 minutes" before & after is something that works for me."

Victoria Schiffer-Wall


Message For January

Tomorrow I've Got To Get Organized

One of the most common New Year's Resolutions is "To get organized". I believe that if you are surrounded by clutter, it's almost impossible to get organized, but if you eliminate your clutter, getting organized happens almost without trying.

So if you want 2005 to be your year of becoming organized, simply think "Clutter-Busting".

Did you know that clutter does NOT come from being:

  • messy
  • disorganized
  • lazy
  • un-caring

Clutter comes from four habits; and working on any one of the 4 habits
will result in seeing your clutter start to melt away. What are the habits?

You will be guaranteed clutter if you:

  • Save everything whether you need it or not
  • Insist on bringing things home whether you need it or not
  • Never assign a spot for things to be put
  • Set things down anywhere instead of putting them away

It's interesting that these 4 habits spell SINS. So consider these to be the Four Deadly SINS of Clutter.

Yes, yes, there IS help for each of these sins, but my friend Greg says he won't read my Tip Sheet if it's too long, so we'll tackle these SINS later ... but not next month. We have something else planned for February. (Bet you can't wait for my Clutter-Busting
Handbook to come out in April so all these secrets will be revealed to you!)

And by the way, is one of your resolutions to write a book this year? If you have a book in your heart, you've GOT to write it. It's an awesome adventure.

When I first started writing, I couldn't find any help. So we've created "The Writer's Room" on our website with lots of free articles, info about helpful resources (books, CD's and magazines), & links to tons of websites that support many aspects of the writing life. "The Writer's Room" is what I wished I had a few years ago when I started my first book.

Stop by for a visit and you might find yourself in the mood to begin writing your masterpiece RIGHT NOW.