One thing he learned while training? The best way to complete a marathon is to complete it without stopping.
That is, it doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you never stop.
It’s the stopping that slows us down and increases our chances of failure.
It’s a great metaphor for life, isn’t it?
Just keep swimming.
But that doesn’t have to mean we are constantly in motion, or that we never get our tasks completed because we’re always looking to the next task.
In fact, one of the things I’m learning is that endless to do lists can actually deny us that great feeling of accomplishment that comes from finishing something. Which is exactly where the term “Endurance Means NOT Stopping” derived from.
This time of year, we are in the middle of the busiest, craziest season. Sometimes, that can make us feel tired and burned out. I’ve done what I can do. It’s time for a break. I can stop.
It’s true in life, and it’s true in the 100 Day Home Organization Program. I’ve come up with a way to help you all out with that (more about that later!), so that you can keep going.
The podcast episode today is all about doing one more thing. Just one!
I want you to increase your organization endurance, and the only way to do that is to press on. Keep going. Move forward.
So if you’ve finished with the dishes for the night, and you’re about to go to bed, put it off for a few more minutes and do just one more thing.
Wipe down the faucet. Set up the coffee maker for tomorrow. Switch the laundry.
It doesn’t have to be a life-changing task. In fact, it shouldn’t be! Pick something small and achievable, and push yourself to get it done. Just one more thing!
You’ll be amazed at how much that little movement will propel you the next day, when there’s one less thing for you to do.
In the 100 Day Home Organization Program, we are smack in the middle of the program, and we are feeling this sense of burn out, too. A lot of people taper off at this point, which is okay, because it’s a lifetime membership! But if you are in the program and you want to keep moving forward, just do one more day.
These middle days are short, and with good reason. I want you to keep pushing through and finish the program. Just do one more day.
If you’re not in the program, you can apply this concept, too! Where can you tuck in just one more small thing that will pay off the next day? Wipe down the counter, put one pair of shoes away, carry the laundry upstairs.
Speaking of laundry, when my kids were little, my laundry room was my favorite room in the house. It was small, it was warm, and no one else went in there!
When it came time to organize it, it was quick and easy because there wasn’t much surface area to work with, and the payoff was great.
Next week in the 100 Day Home Organization Program, we are in the laundry room! I put this room here because I wanted to help curb that burnout feeling by giving you a easy win with big impact.
If you aren’t in the program, I have great news for you! You can join us in the laundry room for FREE this week. Yep, I’m bringing back the free trial of the program, and I’m doing it during one of the best weeks in all 100 Days!
Sign up here and you’ll get a sneak peek at the program in your Organize 365 Dashboard, plus a free download of one week of The Productive Home CEO Planner.
In the program, but didn’t get the planner? You can sign up too!
You’ve already started your journey of home organization just by listening to this podcast and reading this blog post. So, do just one more thing! Snag a free week of our most popular program here.
Remember, endurance means NOT stopping. If you tried any of my suggestions, I’d love to see them! Follow me on Instagram and join the Facebook group for more great organizing tips, then share your photos with me by tagging me @organize365 or using #organize365!