Make it a game. A quick one! That’s what I often tell clients who have problems facing a small task like sorting their daily mail or hanging up their clothes after a work day.
I often face a kitchen that looks like a cyclone hit by the time my kids rush out the door for school and work. To be fair, they are helpful cleaning up when they aren’t rushed, however the inevitable early morning panic seems to set in more often than not. After the groan of despair, I tell myself I am going to put 20 things away and the counting begins. A friend of mine once told me she sets a kitchen timer for 3 minutes and races to beat the clock as she goes around doing the mundane chores we all face at times. Another friend revealed that she gargles for one minute and during that minute does a quick sweep of her bedroom. Sometimes that is all it takes. Next time you start to leave your bedroom give yourself two minutes before you walk out that door to start your day, or before you leave your walk-in closet count and make it a challenge to pick up 10 things, or better yet sing your favorite song and when it ends, you are done. We are interested in hearing what strategies or games you play to get through the inevitable morning chores. Please share!