Close the circle

The majority of clutter is the result of failing to complete the final step in a process.

Setting the dirty dish on the counter, instead of putting it in the dishwasher.
Throwing your coat on the chair instead of putting it on the hook.
Piling the junk mail on the table instead of tossing it in the recycle bin.
Leaving the shopping bag on the chair instead of putting the purchases away.
You get the idea…

Each of these is an example of not closing the circle.
Not following through to complete the task.

Sometimes it’s a result of being distracted,
sometimes you think you don’t have time,
sometimes it’s just being a tiny bit lazy….

The first step in changing your behaviors and routines is to become aware that you have them.
Then something as simple as the phrase Close the circle,
will prompt you to make a different choice
or act in a way that gets you the results you intend.