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Nine Methods to Get RE Motivated!

Need to get RE motivated? Are you staring at your paper mountain, disorganized pantry, or packed-full clothes closet and feeling overwhelmed? Does just thinking about tackling it make you want to give up before you’ve even started? 😩

Someone in my group recently asked about this and I have NINE ways to get yourself RE motivated to get it done!

1 – Identify Your WHY:

Decide why you care about this project.  If you’re clearing the excess from your dining room so that you can entertain at the holidays that will help you get it done.

2 – Break it Down:

Divide the task into smaller, manageable chunks. Instead of looking at ALL of it, focus on one pile, shelf, or area at a time.

3 – Eliminate the Obvious Trash:

Whether that is junk mail, expired food, or stained clothing tossing that trash will give you a quick jolt of achievement.

4 – Set a Short Time Limit:

Get out a timer and only work for 10 or 15 minutes.  That wasn’t so bad, was it?  Small increments will add up fast.

5 – Establish a Routine:

Allocate a specific time slot in your schedule dedicated to dealing with your project. Perhaps sort the mail while your morning coffee brews each day?  Linking two tasks will make the action automatic.

6 – Do it with a Friend:

Make a deal with a friend that you will each work on your tasks or projects and then report back. Be accountable and confirm that you held up your end of the bargain.

7 – Reward Yourself:

Celebrate your progress, no matter how small. Rewarding yourself with a treat, social media break, or nap, can motivate you to keep going.

8 – Document your Progress:

Snap a photo of your before, during, and after!  Sometimes we forget where we started and seeing evidence of the piles shrinking will spur us to finish.

9 – Practice Self-Compassion:

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Life happens, and it’s okay to have moments of disorganization. Acknowledge your efforts, no matter how small, and keep moving forward.

I hope you can choose two of these nine methods and apply them TODAY to your next organizing project.