Friday, January 25, 2013

Organizing 10 minutes at a time

The month has slowly been improving, or at least not getting worse.  I have been spending at least 10 minutes each day doing daily organizing tasks suggested by Peter Walsh, starting on Jan 1.  I have been keeping up with it and even added some jobs of my own.  It has made me feel like I am accomplishing something each day, instead of focusing on the sad events of earlier this month.  Only 10 minutes a day is not bad, and it really adds up!  I made a commitment to stick with it for the 31 days in Jan, and then I will start working in my studio again with a clear conscience.  Hopefully the weather will warm up- it gets cold in my dungeon and I can't work longer than a hour or so.  When my knees start feeling numb, I know it is time to go upstairs.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tough start to the year

It has not been a good new year so far.  Two dear friends have passed away, and my much loved 17 year old kitty is now gone.  My mood has matched the gray and drizzly skies.  I have been trying to keep myself occupied, and found 31days2organize by Peter Walsh on facebook.  He posts a 10 minute task for each day in January and I decided I could manage that.  It has given me a sense of accomplishment each day when I finish the task, and bags of things have been taken out to the trash, donated, recycled, etc.

January is a month of cleaning and organizing for me, a purging and renewal.  When Feb gets here, I will start working in my studio again with a clear conscience.