Earlier this week, I noticed a had a messy counter. It actually was not a big revelation. I had seen it growing and becoming a problem for nearly a week. It is so easy to just set things in a pile to deal with later. I have found the sooner I deal with things the less piles grow!
I posted this photo to Organized Friends on Facebook, so I would be motivated to tackle it. I then wondered how long it might take to just get through the stuff. I took pictures to show you and me how much time this little irritating task would take. I do realize this may not seem messy to you but it was to me!
|The mess I wanted to tackle|
This is the result of the time spent. A basket with less stuff and neatly stored. A pile of papers, all current and neatly stacked. I actually did put them leaning against the wall with the basket holding them up so that less counter space is used.
Oh, and yes, like the title of this post indicated, this task took me 17 minutes. It maybe could have been done in slightly less time, as I did notice I got distracted with something for a little bit. Does that happen to you? Or is it just me?
I have found putting a timer on or simply timing myself can help be a great motivator to get tasks done. Especially the ones that don't seem that exciting!
Do you use a timer to motivate you?