Tackle a nagging task to free up brain space for something fun

Do you look at the pile of paperwork on your kitchen bench and feel extremely anxious? Do you pick up the kids toys (for the one hundredth time in the day) and feel frustrated? Do you squeeze the kids clothes back into their drawer and feel burdened?

Tackling a nagging task such as these can do wonders for your mental health by clearing some brain space for something fun.

Try this

Set a timer for 15 minutes and get started:
Paperwork – Create a recurring appointment in the diary with yourself to process your incoming paperwork . Ensure you keep that date and don’t break it!
Toys – Set up a routine with the kids to pick up the toys once a day.
Clothes – Sort the kids clothes at the end of each season and donate the items that no longer fit their growing arms and legs.

Oh, the relief

The relief that you feel when you get started on a nagging task is bliss. It feels so good to not carry the task around on your mental to do list.
My 12-year-old son said to me the other day as we were heading out to do his twice weekly delivery of catalogues; “you know this is not bad once you get started”.
The process of getting things done becomes much easier with practice. So make some time today to get started on that nagging task and you will find it’s not so bad once you get into it. Make a date with yourself and don’t break it. Go on, get yourself into a routine and stick to it.
If this is still all too much, book time with me to come give you some hands on help expert advice on sorting storing and organising and some added motivation.
Who is Space and Time?

Julie Cliff, Melbourne Professional Organiser at Space and Time specialises in home management systems for professional, working Mums. Mums that are having trouble keeping up with work, the kids’ school and after school commitments, household chores and, consequently, they are feeling exhausted, stressed and overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Julie would love to hear from you info@spaceandtime.com.au