I’m one of those people who gets easily overwhelmed and then shuts down. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one out there.
For example: My sock basket is filled to overflowing, and yet I can’t seem to do a thing to change that. I look at that sock basket, then turn and walk away. Overwhelmed.
My “office” space is a dumping ground, and my desktop is piled high with stuff. See, I know there are things I will have to deal with if I go through the piles, so it’s better to just leave them all right where they are . . . or maybe move them from room to room. Overwhelmed.
I get overwhelmed and shut down, and then my life gets out of control and pretty soon I’m a basketcase. All because I was too stinkin’ lazy to deal with the socks for 10 minutes or the pile of papers for 10 minutes.
I lack discipline.
When I heard that Money Saving Mom Crystal Paine was releasing a new book called 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life, I just HAD to jump on it. I need discipline, that’s for sure. I get on little “kicks”, but pretty soon the lovin’ feeling goes away. I crave discipline. I must have it to function. Otherwise, I just don’t function.
I’ve read through the first week of Crystal’s book, and man does she get me motivated to get off my hiney and get the job done. In her book, Crystal challenges the reader to complete one Mega Project in the 21 Days, as well as several tiny projects.
My Mega Project is to get my office de-crapified, organized and even decorated. We’re talking PAINT, people. And curtains. I really want to get this done!
In the meantime, the tiny projects that I have completed so far are:
- Organizing the pantry
- Getting rid of the piles of papers on my kitchen counters
- Hanging artwork that has been waiting to be hung
- Conquering the pile of laundry (which still had items from our Disney trip in it!)
I’m completely inspired. Really, I am. Plus, I feel a little more in control of my environment and not so stuck in the overwhelmed rut. I may even take on the socks as my mini project this evening!
If you are interested in Crystal Paine’s new e-book, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life, you can grab it for three days only for the very low price of 99¢. On Friday, October 26, the price will go up to $4.99. You’ll want to grab it now while you can!
Leave a comment here on my blog telling me what your Mega Project will be!
A winner will be chosen by 9:00pm, Wednesday, Oct. 24. If you are not chosen, I still want you to be able to get in on the great 99¢ sale!