An unfinished task is a form of clutter that weighs heavily on our subconscious.
• Is there a task you’ve repeatedly bumped to the next day for more than 3 months?
Consider whether it’s time to complete or cross out that task. If you don’t want to do it yourself, who can you delegate it to? The monetary cost of delegating may be less than the cost of distress you’ve already paid.
TIP: Ask yourself “If my schedule was completely clear for the next 24 hours, would I actually DO that task?” If not, release it.
If you would rather be doing something fun or meaningful instead of feeling paralyzed by the clutter around you, consider this:
- The less you obtain the less you have to maintain.
Easy as it is to let an item in through your front door, it’s equally hard to get that same item out the door.
- Ask yourself: “Is maintaining this item really worth my valuable time?”
TIP: Label a bin “Donations”and place it in your closet, laundry room or garage. Whenever your eyes land on an item that doesn’t spark joy, let it go into the bin.