This past week I was on a business trip in Phoenix for a meeting with our sister company, Anvil Dataworks. While I was away, I was fortunate to have some family members available to come to my house to watch the kids. Well, they must have been really bored because they reorganized my pantry shelves! Now all my cans are organized by type and size and all the labels face out. (We’ll see how long that lasts!) Seeing that all nice and neat made me want to clean out the drawers in the pantry– a task I have ignored for the past 4 years because I thought it would be too hard. Guess how long it took to clean and organize two drawers of pantry-related stuff? Ten minutes! Really, that’s all?! I know it only took 10 minutes because the oven timer was on for my lasagna dinner.
That got me thinking about all my tasks at work that I might be putting off because I think “they may take too long.” Like writing blog posts or newsletter articles. Or making a follow up phone call. I’m plowing through my list today! Do you have any tasks on your to do list right now that you are putting off? I say, I bet you have 10 minutes to spare to get them done now!