Come Join the Focus Check Friday Discussion

It’s Friday again, so come join in the discussion for Focus Check Friday over in my BlogFrog Community

I moved it over there since participation was low with the linky.  This way, anyone – blogger or not, can participate.  You just have to sign up with blogfrog (and it’s okay to use a fake name and no picture).  I really love the BlogFrog company and concept.  And in case you’re worried, I’ve been a blogfrog member for about 9 months, and I’ve never been spammed by them. 

And please let me know if you miss the linky by leaving a note there or a comment here on this post.  I enjoyed the conversation aspect of it last week, and I hope more of you will join in this time.  It’s a great way to keep yourself focused as you put your upcoming week into words, and feel free to link to your own blog in the BlogFrog discussion. 

Come join in!

Focus Check Friday is Hopping on Over to my Blog Frog Community

I know, I know. Such a cheesy title.

Anyway, I’ve decided to move Focus Check Friday over to my Blog Frog Community. I could go on and on about how this is a much-considered decision . . . blah blah blah and yada yada yada.

But, the real truth is that no one linked up last week.

Don’t feel guilty.

Ok, maybe a little bit.

Anyway, I don’t want to stop it completely because as I’ve said before, focus is the one thing that has made the biggest difference for me this year.

In the Blog Frog Community, you can participate whether or not you have a blog. You can share your own focus or lack thereof, and because it’s a forum, it lends itself well to discussion and support.

You do need to create a blog frog account, but this truly takes a few seconds, and it’s perfectly okay to use a fake name and not include your picture.

If you’re new around here, you can read about the concept behind Focus Check Friday here.

I hope to see you over there!

Focus Check Friday – Finally a Little Progress

Last week I declared that I was going to enjoy the final weeks of summer . . . and I am.

We had errands/fun-things-to-do on the three days designated for specific cleaning tasks, and the one morning we were home was spent catching up.

But I did make some progress. Little projects like my shoe-pile-clean-up and the dining room table decluttering made a huge difference, both visually and mentally.

When I put the vase and flowers on the dining table, my desired result was continued inspiration. I hoped that clutter-dumping would be more difficult on a decorated table.

Turns out, I was right! This morning, my husband brought me the mail. This may not seem like a big deal, but let me put it another way.

He didn’t dump the mail on the table as soon as he brought it in.

Last year, as I worked to develop habits, I did quite well at sort-walking. Meaning, as I brought in the mail (typically after picking up kids from school), I walked straight to the trash can and threw away anything that wasn’t needed, and then filed the rest in the file-box that is near the trash can. It made a huge difference in our paper clutter, which made a huge difference in our just-inside-the-front-door dining room table, which made a huge difference in my level of door-opening-willingness.

But in the summer, hubby comes home for lunch and often gets the mail and leaves it on the all-too-convenient table.

See? This morning’s event was significant!

I asked him if the fact that the table looked not just clean, but nice, made any difference in his decision to not dump junkmail on it.

His answer, “Yeah, I think it did.”

Woo hoo!

My goal for next week, while continuing to enjoy the last weeks of summer, is to build on this “clean inspires clean” theme. I want to do a few more small projects and see if they can produce similar results.

And just so you know, my husband is totally fine with me telling this story. In fact, when I published my Thursday post, I immediately got an email asking why I hadn’t told it yet.

That man cracks me up.

How’s your focus? Did you have any struggles or successes this week? What’s coming up for you next week? You can read about the concept behind Focus Check Friday here.

This is your reminder to take a moment to stop and think about your own focus. You can leave a comment, or link up a blog post below. If you do link up, please link directly to your Focus Check Friday post, and say something like “I’m linking up to Focus Check Friday over at A Slob Comes Clean” and then link back here.

--Nony

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