Chipping away. . .
People often set big goals. While laudable, I’m not sure that’s always the best way to get things done, chalk up accomplishments, and just plain feel good about yourself, particularly when it comes to projects that take less than a month, a week, or even a day.
Recently I’ve been trying smaller steps, in greater frequency, and it feels good.
Today after work I:
- cleaned and organized my desk in my home office and can now see 2/3 of the surface
- cleaned and organized my side desk and can now see 2/3 of the surface
- got rid of stuff that had sat untouched for years in several desk drawers
- shredded about 1/3 of a legal-size filing-cabinet drawer of financial records that were well past the date of potential interest to the authorities
- filled a banker’s box to overflowing with old magazines and put it in the garage to place in recycling
- filled another banker’s box with books to donate
- did a load of laundry
- . . . and so forth.
None of these activities took more than 15-20 minutes each, but it all added up. I could have gone further into the filing cabinets, but why kill myself? Lots more shredding in there to feel good about over the next several days : -).