Be realistic.

This week’s idea:  Be Realistic

Set aside perfection.
Abandon your inner Marie Kondo.

Aim for small improvements, little changes.

Don’t worry about eating off the floor.  Start with being able to see the floor!

Sometimes people wait to declutter and organize until they have a whole day to work on the project, or until they have the perfect storage containers, or they purchase another bookcase.

Realistically, spending thirty minutes or an hour at a time will be the most productive.
Realistically, matching baskets look nice but won’t solve the problem.
Realistically, you’ll be more organized if you sort the books you already own.

It’s okay to lower your expectations from perfect to good.
(and much more likely that you’ll arrive at that place.)

Accept that you only have a limited amount of time, energy and interest. 
Remember who and what is most important in your life.

Having a color coded, neatly lined up sock drawer would be perfect.
But unnecessary.
Having a drawer where socks live, that is easy to access.
That’s good!

Be realistic.
Good really is good enough.