I used to be all cranky about doing housework, until I started doing two things:
1. Timing myself. (I was pleasantly surprised to discover so many tasks took less than five minutes.)
2. Practicing a concept I’ve used with my kids for years – breaking big jobs into smaller jobs.
For instance, instead of “cleaning the kitchen,” just clean the countertops, or the stovetop or . . . just load the dishwasher. (click on a photo to see a larger image and check out the little red clock)
Since I’m not only freakishly organized, but freakishly competitive with myself, I can get so much more done – so much faster! microactions, gotta love ’em