Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Power of 10!

Ok, so today I tried an experiment. I'm still in the middle, so I'll have to let you know how it goes. I am a big procrastinator!! (see earlier post)

I have some chores to do that I don't like to do...involving putting clothes away, unpacking, etc....

So I have put them off..but then my poor husband, who works hard enough as it is, ends up doing it in the evening and I feel awful!! Guilty.

So in the spirit of making changes...I decided to try a new system. It's called the power of 10. It's along the lines of using a timer.

Last night I sat down and made a list of things to do. I said I would hang up 10 pieces of clothing. I would take pictures of 10 things to sell on etsy. I said I would find 10 things to donate to Goodwill. Then I'd do dishes for 10 minutes and dust for 10 minutes.

So far it's going well. The managable goals thing seems to work. And I worked a lot longer and did more than 10 on some things...once I got the ball rolling.

Still have to clean and finish pictures...but baby's napping and I'm almost done with my 10 minutes of blogging!!!


Sassy Soaps N Such N Always Crafty 2 said...

Sounds great! I found that if I set a goal and write it down i tend to do it.
Love your blog

Michelle Brunner said...

what a great idea! I am going to try it!

:::ZebraLilly::: said...

That's such a good idea, I should try to find a timer so I can try it, too! I hope you're getting more done with your new idea :)

Lisa said...

Great idea! I like the idea of breaking up boring chores into 10 minute segments, I think I'll try that here.