2007 Anticrastination Tip Sheet
What's the opposite of Procrastination?
THE ANTICRASTINATION TIP SHEET
An Idea and Tip Sheet to Blast Away the
From Rita Emmett
Author of THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK, and
THE CLUTTER-BUSTING HANDBOOK
Happy New Year!
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
--- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Want to see Rita in action? (sorry, Chicago area only)
TV appearance on ABC-TV news (Ch. 7)
"New Years Resolutions & Clutter"
Friday, January 5 at 11:35 am
IN PERSON at the IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER
Fund-raiser Presentation & Book Signing in the library:
"SECRETS TO BLAST AWAY PROCRASTINATION"
Jan. 7, 2007 2-4 PM
Message From Rita
Let's make this the year of Clutter Busting!
It's true -- all that clutter discourages you, makes you feel like a
disorganized loser, overwhelms you and sucks the energy out of the
marrow of your bones.
Here's the good news: Clutter does NOT come from being lazy, messy or
disorganized. It comes from 4 habits. Clutter comes when you:
- Save stuff you don't need or use
- Insist on bringing stuff into your life that you don't need or use
- Never assign places for stuff to belong
- Set stuff down planning to put it away later
So how to get started? Just a few attitude changes and some new
behaviors and you're on your way.
Examine and think about how those 4 habits fit in your life
Select one small spot to declutter. Not the whole closet, just a shelf
or part of the floor. Not your whole desk. Just a drawer or corner of
the desk. Not the whole car, just the front seat or floor.
Start asking yourself "Why do I hang on to this?" Really pay attention
to your answers. If you keep it because it brings memories, realize that
memories are in your mind and heart, NOT in that theater program or the
sequined velvet Elvis pillow from Las Vegas.
Every single day, "process" three pieces of paper or clutter. By
"process", we mean either put it where it belongs, or decide on a place
for it to belong then put it there or (and this is the BEST decision of
all) toss it.
Decide on a person or organization who will love and cherish your
discarded stuff as much as you do. That will make it easy to get rid of
stuff you don't need or use, without breaking your heart.
Set up a box or big plastic bag in a designated area. Then when anyone
decides they can live without something, they can put it in there to be
donated or sold in a garage sale or on eBay.
Decide to treat yourself to The Clutter-Busting Handbook (it's short,
inexpensive, fun and easy to read) or a CD on Conquering Clutter to
reinforce all your attitude changes.
Go to www.RitaEmmett.com and
order a book or CD now to help you become a great Clutter Buster. See
the super-duper Special Deal (and praise about our products and money
back guarantee) offered below.
Ask yourself again "Why am I keeping this?". Is it because maybe some
day you or somebody might need it? But you KNOW that if you or anyone
needs it you'll forget you had it OR if you remembered you had it, you
can't find it. So get rid of it.
If it takes less than a minute, do it now. Put the paper back where it
came from. Hang up that shirt. Put the cup in the dishwasher. Taking one
minute to put the toothpaste back where it belongs & hang up the
towel won't make you late for work, but will have a profound impact on
OK - these are some ideas to get you started. You can adopt one or
many of these suggestions, but decide NOW to make at least one change to
help you start conquering all the clutter in your life.
You will be amazed how terrific, organized and energized you'll feel
once your clutter starts to evaporate. Do it now!!
Happy New Year! May 2007 be the very best year of your life.
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When I went to your web site and saw the 100% money back guarantee, I
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listened to your CDs over and over and it is amazing to me how my
clutter is disappearing. I am a very slow reader. The Procrastinator's
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Ruth A. Yobs