“How did this get this messy? Wow, I really need to clean up “, you think to yourself as you have just returned home from a long stressful workday. You take a seat and begin staring at the piles of clutter laying around that seem to have grown from the last time you noticed. But, you make the excuse that you’ve had a really lonnnnngggggg day at work and that you need to relax so you can be your best at work tomorrow.
Every time you do something that evening, you think about the messy life you’ve created and start to become more and more overwhelmed by the situation. You tell yourself you’ve never been successful at cleaning it up and keeping it that way, so you just let it go. Beating yourself up is not the way to go.
Now is the time to give yourself the opportunity to make a change! It’s on your mind, you should address it before it adds even more stress in your life. Another 20 minutes of cleaning up is not going to make you any more tired, it will help you feel accomplished and proud! That is so worth it! So when you have these feelings, it’s time to learn to give yourself a pep talk.