Imagine going to work. You have a whole day in front of you but no idea what to do next. How productive will you be? You may spend half the morning or longer just trying to decide where to get started.

As Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich said:

First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.                          ― Napoleon Hill

Make a Plan

Uncluttering your life in 31 days needs a plan. A plan that works for you. Imagine what you most want to create and then construct a plan and turn that plan into reality. Some days you will have plenty of time to devote to this project and some days only 20 minutes or less. Ask yourself:

1. What do you most want to accomplish in these 31 days to unclutter your life?
2. How much time are you willing to spend on a regular basis.
3. Will you have large chunks of time to devote to special projects such as clearing the clutter in the basement or garage or spare bedroom or setting up a filing system or getting your finances in order?

Uncluttering your life is not just about getting rid of the extra stuff in your life but all those incompletions, people, and items that drain your energy. Whatever drains your energy is clutter.

1. Make a list of those clutter issues that drain your energy and keep you stuck.
2. Pick three to start with and go for it.

My top three are:
1. Unclutter the main areas of the house.
2. Organize the piles of paper from work, home, and writing.
3. Create a system to see that all the incompletions or projects that need to get done are noted and I have a no fail system for follow up. This includes everything from getting my emails down to a manageable size, keeping track of what I agree to do, and home projects such as roof maintenance.

What about you?

What’s most important to you.  What issues would you like to address?  Have you made a commitment to Unclutter Your Life in 31 Days?

We’ve made it to Day 3 in Unclutter Your Life in 31 Days.  What’s next for you?  Remember the maintenance. The follow-up,  the maintaining of what you have already done so for now back to the kitchen sink.

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