Just Do It Anyway  For people like us who are Organizationally Challenged, the phrase Nike made famous, “Just Do it!” doesn’t work.

We ask, “Do it? Just do what?!” You and I know that so much has to be done, and it can be overwhelming.

When we’re faced with doing something, we have to unfreeze first and then know what to do. We think we need to feel like doing stuff… that actually isn’t the case… that is where the “anyway” comes in.

So, in this video, I address two things. I am going to talk about what to do and how to do it.

WHAT to do is what will make you most happy. Look around at what has to be done. Don’t think ‘priority,’ think happy, and choose to do that.

Ask yourself what would make you the happiest to get done? Don’t think about “ought to”, “have to,” or “need to”… Think HAPPY TO!

When you’re done with that particular task, think of the next thing that would make you most happy to get done and move along with it.

Now for the HOW… How to do it? How do we do the things that need to be done? How do we do the things that we WANT to be done?

We have to “Do it anyway.” Doing housework when we are tired or when we have had a long day feels counterintuitive.

Counterintuitive is defined as acting on something contrary to what is our instinct. Even if we WANT to clean the kitchen, we will NOT clean it up after dinner because that’s what we do (or what we are NOT in the habit of doing, as the case may be).

We are in the habit of listening to the voice in our heads that says, “Do it later! You are tired!” or whatever reason we come up with.

Even though it makes sense NOT to do it, we know that we have to do things differently if we want things to change. Listening to that voice that says “Do it tomorrow!” doesn’t serve us.

We know how hard it is to live a disorganized life, to live in a mess. It is harder than pushing through and just doing the dishes after dinner or just doing the thing that you’ve determined to get done.

Something that contributes to this is we have a warped perception of time. We think things will take so long, and the truth is, most housework jobs take 5 minutes or less.

If you started with a clean kitchen, dinner cleanup could be as little as 15 minutes. And, if you don’t eat alone, you should not be cleaning up alone.

You know when you are on a diet, and that voice is saying “EAT THE ICE CREAM!” but you don’t listen to it, you obey your higher self, and you stay away from the ice cream?

This is the same thing. When you say I want my house to feel good and look good, you must ignore that familiar voice that says, “GO TO BED NOW INSTEAD OF CLEANING UP THE DINNER DISHES!”

You must ignore it and DO IT ANYWAY!

When you do that for a while, it will become the norm, and it will feel wrong to put things off for any reason!

It will feel normal to DO IT ANYWAY…

Please leave a comment, let me know what you think.Try doing this and let me know how this worked for you.

With Love,
Kathy
The Tidy Tutor

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