Tuesday, November 13, 2012

21 Days Project: Ahh!! I can breathe!

My big weekend push paid off. WOOHOO!!
I seriously just want to spend all my time in the sewing room, even though it still isn't finished, just because it is so organized!
Sunday and Monday I moved all the boxes onto the shelves and finished up some little projects that had been sitting around causing clutter.  All thats left is finding a home for the random stuff on the floor and table top and cleaning/organizing the drawers.  But I've got a week... that is SO DOABLE.

Here's what it looks like now:
(Note the rice spilled all over... this is what happens when a toddler finds the rice. I figured if he was going to play with rice, he should do it in here, where it was already messy and unvaccumed.)

Now, for the book
Day 12 was titled "Discipline Demands Focus".  This is something I need, for sure.  I have ADD when it comes to these things.  Even with this project, I head upstairs to go work on it and I see the dishes need to be done, the laundry needs to be put away, by the time that's done I have to run some errands and then make dinner and before I know it the day is over and I never even set foot in the sewing room.  Crystal suggested two keys to maintain focus: 1.) Remove Distractions and 2.) Focus on the Task at Hand.  The daily tasks were to figure out what distractions were in your project and find ways to avoid them... Does that mean I have an excuse to put the dishes and laundry off? I hope so! Woohoo!
Day 13 is about reading motivating books to keep you going.  This is what I have to do all the time.  I start a project and then get distracted and then never feel like finishing, but if I read a book (or see a blog or even a photo) about whatever it is I was doing, and how someone else successfully finished it, I am motivated to keep going.  I think this is strongly connected to positive thoughts, what we read/see is what we think about - and while we might get sick of thinking of our own project, we can keep it fresh  and motivating by getting other perspectives on the topic/project.  The daily task was to find and read a book about your topic/project.  I would love to read a book about organizing, but right now I just don't have time. (Spoiler: because I'm putting together a gift for YOU!) I will in the future, I promise.

And remember, if you want to do a discipline forming project of your own, get the book:

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