Confession time: There’s a place in my house that I need to declutter. And every time I walk into it, I think about how badly it needs to be done and how nice it would feel. But whenever I contemplate working on it, I also find myself fearing that I’ll end up not completing the project, making a bigger mess, and instead come up with 10 other things I need to do that aren’t that job and that space gets ignored for another day.
It’s called procrastinating.
If you’re anything like me, one of the biggest causes for procrastinating is feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes it seems easier to avoid taking on a large task (even subconsciously) when the very thought of it has you overwhelmed. But the reality is that avoiding (i.e. procrastinating) only makes more work for you in the long run. It’s a vicious cycle.
So, how do we break the cycle, conquer the procrastination and take on that daunting decluttering project without getting overwhelmed (or making a bigger mess in the process)?