Monday, August 3, 2009

31 Days to Clean - Day 7

Today is day 7 of the 31 Days to Clean challenge. I can't believe I've completed 7 days already! Time goes by way too quickly.

The mental aspect of today's lesson revolved around six tips in leading a self-disciplined life.

1. Commitment - Sometimes I struggle to remain committed. I don't have too many issues making a commitment; it's maintaining commitment that is difficult.

2. Set and complete goals - Again, I have little trouble setting goals. I love creating goals and steps to complete those goals. I just have trouble following through.

3. Do what you say you will do - I try but need to try harder. If I don't think I can complete something, I need to keep my mouth shut about volunteering. Which leads to number 4...

4. Learn to say "no" - Yup. Learn to say no.

5. Practice - Practice doesn't make perfect, though it certainly helps improve. Moving forward and making progress is more important than reaching perfection, especially if perfection isn't something that will likely be reached. It's still important to try!

6. Don't give up - Never quit!

Today's cleaning challenge is general bedroom clean up. As evidenced by the pictures below, our bedroom is very sparse and didn't need much cleaning. I put the clothes away, vacuumed, made the bed, and took the library books into the living room where they belonged.



We live very simply (as in, we don't have any money and therefore can't afford nicer furniture). The only things in our bedroom are the futon we sleep on and a flipped over laundry basket that serves as my nightstand. It's pretty easy to avoid clutter in the bedroom when you have nowhere to put it!

1 comment:

DanniellaAnn said...

Ha! very true! Good job. I remember the days Jerrod and I lived on an air mattress with no furniture. that was pretty nice. Took me about 20 min. to clean the entire house, including dishes! Silly me kept looking at July's posts waiting for the next one and wondering what happened! Then I noticed Aug in the corner and had to laugh. Wow, all this work is frying my brain!