Do you have trouble following through on your resolutions or good intentions to get things done?
Have you ever taken a day off work or dedicated a weekend to “just get something done” and then find – after many hours – that you’ve created more of a mess than when you started?
The culture we live in values self-sufficiency. We believe that we should be able to do it all ourselves. There are other options. Even if it’s a task that you KNOW you could accomplish on your own,
If you’re not doing it, why not make it more fun for yourself and bring on a helper?
If you can give yourself permission to have help, there are lots of ways to get it:
- Set up a trade with a friend. You spend an hour helping them and they do the same for you
- Schedule a housecleaning appointment. Their impending visit can inspire you to just get stuff done.
- Join an online community such as FlyLady.net or Messies.com to inspire you on a daily or weekly basis
- Find a regular accountability partner or support group. Schedule weekly or monthly time to make commitments and support each other to follow through.
- Check out Clutterers Anonymous, a 12-Step solution for people who share a desire to stop cluttering
- Meet other Productivity Devotees through Getting Things Done (GTD®) seminars
- Hire a Professional Organizer to guide you and help you monitor your intentions
Commit to get help. Just do it! Reach out!
What gets in the way of reaching out? Comment here?