Motivational Monday- Do more by doing less

On Saturday, I sat in front of my computer for a long time trying to complete my post for tomorrow’s Travel Around the World post. Productive was probably the last word to describe my state of mind as I sat there for a long long time, struggling to edit my photos and finding the words to blog.

So much so that I got mad at how unproductive I was as I should have been doing more important house-keeping stuffs like ironing the clothes, folding my mountain high laundry, washing the toilets. packing the house, rearranging the … Okay you get what I mean.

That’s when it struck me, I need a new motto for myself and this is it.

Actually it’s a motto that Alexis lives by because he’s always thinks I’m doing unnecessary things to get the same result. Which by the way gets me quite irritated because he is right.

So this are my 3 guiding principals on how I plan to do more do more by doing less.

  1. Learn to say no

Ask yourself must i really do this and what will you get for doing something. If it doesn’t matter in the next 1 week, 1 month or a year chances are it’s really not important. And to know how to discern that comes from principal number 2.

  1. Know your priorities

With a long to-do list, how do you make the call of what’s important? So I’m getting out a monthly and daily plan so I know exactly what I need I do everyday and every week. If its a big task, break it into smaller parts and tackle them one at a time instead of waiting too late and then doing a sub-standard job of it.

  1. Declutter

This is one department that I need serious help in and thankfully my husband is quite the opposite as he holds no sentimental value to things. I’m planning to start deck decluttering from this month and honestly I don’t know how well I’ll fare. Having more to him simply equate to more work. More toys means more mess. More clothes means more headache every morning, more shoes mean… Wait a minute you can never have too many shoes!

So everyone repeat after me, less is best, less is best!

What is your productivity secret? I’ll love to hear from you.

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  1. Madeline September 10, 2012 at 9:43 am Reply

    Great motto! Sorry that the travel post was so stressful! Whoops! Yeah I’m also feeling a bit overwhelm sometimes and I think it’s a good reminder to relax and do the first things first! 🙂

    • Susan September 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm Reply

      Just you’re right, do the important things first and get them out of the way 🙂

  2. Dominique@Dominique's Desk September 10, 2012 at 11:13 am Reply

    I too declutter around the house quite regularly and delegate to get things done faster.

  3. DinoMama September 10, 2012 at 11:16 am Reply

    I declutter every weekend hahah~ things that is lying around collecting dust will be either dumped or put in an area to be given away SOON!

    I’m still learning to let go… let go of FB *guilty* I’m proud to say that my nightly reading with DinoEgg is still going on strong! Woohoo!

    Jiayou Susan! You can make!

    • Susan September 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm Reply

      The problem with me is that I have a lot of bits and pieces that I don’t know how to arrange or store them, so my house is always messy :p

      I need organization help!

  4. June September 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm Reply

    I’ve been on a simplying / decluttering mission too! Let’s jiayou together! 🙂

    • Susan September 11, 2012 at 10:07 am Reply

      Jia you, Jia you!

  5. Jasmine - Gift Wrapsody September 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm Reply

    I have been decluttering too! Slowly putting things aside. Planning for a garage sale at the end of the year.

  6. Summer September 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Inspiring motto! I think No.2 is very important for me, to set my priorities clear! =) And I seriously need help in decluttering too, I can’t bear to throw away many of the things here when we are in midst of packing to go back to sg! This one too new, that one too ex, this one got sentimental value. Argh. =)

    • Susan September 11, 2012 at 10:08 am Reply

      Oh my gosh, I think we’re so alike! My husband hates this about me but I think he’s given up hope on me about junking things.

  7. Lee Lee September 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm Reply

    It’s good to declutter once in a while. I’m just like you–very sentimental and not sure how to arrange things. Hey! We are getting there! Jiayou!

  8. Serenely September 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm Reply

    Sometimes I try to take on too much and end up procrastinating on most of the items on my to-do list… repeating after you… “Less is More!”. Like this theme so linking up to this post.

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