Try This

Do you know why Mondays are so important? Because if there are no Mondays, we don’t get any Fridays. I know it’s a bad joke, please hang with me though I’m trying to prove something.

When we’re at home every day, we begin to forget which days are which. All the days seem to blend. Without some real care taken, we are unsure if it’s Saturday night or sometime on Wednesday. In these days of streaming and binge-watching, it gets even more problematic.

I have a suggestion I would like to offer to you, though, one that is easy enough to do and hopefully will not drive you up the wall. I promise no yoga in front of the couch and no starvation diet.

Look around and see what bugs your moment. It could be a glass on the counter, a coat not hung up, or it may be that the trash has to go out. Go ahead and take care of that one thing. Wash the glass or at least put it in the dishwasher, or hang up your coat, or take the trash to wherever it should go. When you finish doing the one task, write it down in a notebook or on a piece of paper. Be sure to note what you did and keep it. Feel better? You will.

That’s a go ahead and go on with your day. When you see the next thing that bugs you, take care of that one thing, and write it down. You don’t have to feel guilty, and you don’t have to feel pushed into cleaning absolutely everything in sight. Do what bugs you, and that problem is gone. At least for now.

The fact that you write down the things you do, as minor as they might be, is a reminder that you are taking care of business. You have done something to make the overall decore one thing better. When you do the second thing, please write it down. You now have two things better. You could astonish yourself with how much you have done by the end of the week.

Will this work every week? Does it work all the time? I am not sure. You will have to try it and see.

Thanks for being with me today. I hope to be with you again soon.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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