- Treat yourself to a new supply, book or tool
- Recognize your progress
- Pick ONE goal
- Give yourself a reward
Getting things cleaned up is a much bigger help to motivation than anyone who is already tidy and organized would think.
I work in chaos and clutter. I have piles of paper related items all around me it seems. I’ve got them on the surface of my desk – where I could have my little scanner set up and just keep the gear for my camera and nothing else but a hot mug of fresh coffee, if I cleaned it all up. I’ve got books in stacks on the floor because I was going to get to them much sooner than this. Something else comes along and they are moved, shuffled around and soon become part of the landscape rather than something I’m working on currently.
I’ve even got clothes to put away, sort out and disinter from my closet. It’s time for the clothes I haven’t worn in ages to make an appearance out in the world, where someone else can use them.
Clean is a big deal. Not being clean is nothing but a monumental distraction and a drain on your energy.