A couple of weeks ago, in preparation for my winter to summer transition, I updated my Tolerations and Irritations List in my physical environment which includes my home office and living space. I spent some time prioritizing the list, chunking it down to actionable items and then taking action and getting things done! I already feel more clear, more focused and more productive ... all of which are a set up for success!
As I prepped for class Sunday night, it felt good to work in my "new" environment.
Yesterday, as I got into my car to head for class I realized that I forgot to add "clean car" to my Tolerations and Irritations List. Oh well ... another project for another day. Actually, this one might be worth hiring the kid next door to do it for me while I focus on the implementation of Pathways to Success in the fall.
Download your own Irritations and Tolerations Worksheet here. Then set your phone timer for 15 minutes, a half hour or an hour and get started! Keep in mind this is an ongoing and dynamic list. It can include little things that bug you, like a squeaky door or a crooked picture as well as larger things like the stains on the rug in the living room or clearing out the garage. Some things take 5 minutes and little to no money to handle. Other things may require hiring someone to do it for you.
It can also be fun to gather friends to help you for bigger projects. A friend of mine recently invited a bunch of girlfriends to a Pot Luck Strip Party. Wall paper stripping, that is! She was on a low budget and wanted to create inspired space as she moves into a new phase in her life. The girls had a blast and the room was done in no time.
Thanks to Jim Bunch and Jack Canfield for teaching me about the importance creating environments that inspire rather than expire me ... and for reminding me that it's okay to ask for help!
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