Watch out for time stealers

August 2, 2021
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You may feel like you have heard this before and you are right! We all have 24 hours each day, what are you doing with yours?

Some things that might be stealing your time are emails, social media, phone calls and TV. With the hands-free options we have for our phones, there is no reason a social or casual call should keep you from taking care of your plans for a clean house. In fact, they can help pass the time while you take care of laundry, wiping things down, sweeping or mopping.

Use your social media and TV time as a reward for taking care of the "have to" things. Self discipline is an important aspect of the human condition and the more you can practice it in one area of your life, the more it will spread throughout other areas of your life.

You have probably heard the famous speech about the importance of making your bed by Admiral William H. McRaven, United States Special Operations Command. Discipline begets discipline. A body in motion stays in motion.

There is no substitute for action and even a small action can be a catalyst for more action. Get started, even if it is just a promise to yourself that you will load the dishes as soon as dinner is over instead of letting them sit.

Get started, even if it is just making your bed (which takes one minute).  

Get started, whether it is eating better, exercising, being organized or keeping a cleaner house.

You have it in you to do this. You are equipped with everything you need to be successful and you are the only one that can make the decision to get started!

Julie Short has been married to her husband, Stoney, since 1997. She is currently working on a series of books known as Julie’s Simple Solutions. She is a Mansfield resident, business owner and member of the Mansfield City Council.

Find her book “Cleaning Your House in Minutes a Day” here.

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