Questions to Help With Goal-Setting

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  1. What areas of your home bother you when it comes to lack or home organization (or tidiness or cleanliness). Make a list of 3 – 5.  What bothers you about each of them?
  2. Now choose 1 -3 of them that are especially bothersome.  If these areas shouldn’t take too long to organize. tidy or clean, choose three.  But if they are large areas that will need a lot of work, just choose one–don’t overwhelm yourself with too much work!
  3. What do you envision for each of these areas (or area)?  What would you like them (or it) to look like when it is organized/tidy/clean?
  4. Why do you want this? What is your motivation?  How will organizing this area help you to better enjoy your life?
  5. Now, how?  How can you get started on organizing these areas/this area? List the little steps you could take.
  6. If you need help or ideas for how to organize this space, where could you get it? Is there a blog, book, or friend who could help?
  7. Is it realistic for you to get these goals done in a month? Have a chat with a person you trust and get their feedback.
  8. Now how can you reward yourself at the end of the month (or even during?) for reaching your goals?  How can you reward yourself even for making good progress?  How can you record your progress? Could you make a check sheet with your steps written down so you can check it off as you go? How much time a week/or per day do you want to invest in this? (Try to make it realistic for you–not too much time, if you don’t normally like organizing –you can always increase it.)
  9. Ask your trusted fried to get back to you in a week or so to ask how it is going.
  10. Post a few sentences about your goals in the comments on the June: Home Organization–Pushing Through The Piles page.  I’d love to hear them!

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