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{Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter}

There’s something about projects left undone that causes anxiety and what I call mind clutter. I think it has something to do with the fact that every project left undone is a reminder of where you lack. It could be something as simple as folding the wash and putting it away, rather than walking past a pile of clean laundry every single day. Or it could be something like finishing the paint job in your home.

True Story

My husband painted the kitchen in what I thought would be the oh-so-perfect burnt orange color. Once he finished the last stroke of the paintbrush, I realized that I totally hated it. So, the story goes like this. One day I came into the kitchen to find a very sloppy white colored paint job. I looked at my husband and said, “What is this? This is horrible!”

My husband’s solution to the horrible burnt orange paint job was to go over it with primer. It didn’t really matter that we hadn’t yet selected or purchased a new can of paint. He got rid of the burnt orange color I hated. Now I just had to deal with primed walls, no paint color at all!!!

Let’s just say that the paint never went up. It wasn’t until we had our house fire that the walls were finally painted.

So you see, I know what I’m talking about when it comes to undone, half done, partially finished, almost completed projects. I’ve been there. I’ve done it. And now, I’m just looking for a solution.

Getting Things On Paper

And so, last Friday I shared how I was planning on {Conquering Those Projects}. I had two projects on my list: Organizing the Books (<—click here for more) and Organizing the Paper Clutter.

Here’s the thing, while I was doing this I began to jot down on my {Daily Agenda & Planner} a list of projects I want to conquer. That’s when it hit me that it would be good to have a designated place for these lists. So I created the {Home Projects} list which I shared with you yesterday.

While jotting down my own projects lists, I realized that many had nothing to do with my home. Instead, they were things I wanted to do to make my life easier, more simplified, and more organized.

Conquering Life Projects

Enter in a new addition to the {Family Binder}: The {Life Projects} list template.

Here you can jot things like:

  • Organize photographs
  • Start writing that book
  • Vacation planning
  • Filing paperwork
  • Organize home
  • Create a budget
  • Take an art class
  • Sew a new piece
  • Finish reading those books (or 5 books in my case, hee hee)

The list can go on and on. {Life Projects} can be big, they can be small, and they can be anywhere in-between. They can be a ‘must-do’, a ‘wanna-do’, a ‘wish-I-could-do’.

So go ahead, download your FREE printables and get started on your {Life Projects} lists.  I hope they help you sort through the mind clutter as much as they have helped me!!

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Family Binder, {Life Projects}Template


I want to hear from you. What kind of things will be on your {Life Projects List}?

© 2016 Darlene Collazo | {In Pursuit} My Quest

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