Homework Week 05
Clean Ups, Completions, Deletions, and Tolerations
But when we really delve into the reasons for why we can't let something go, there are only two: an attachment to the past or fear for the future.
- Marie Kondo
Print out the KSA Cleanups, Completions, and Deletions sheet
Complete the Clean Up List. Keep it to a maximum of five items per box. We want to get stuff done, not feel overwhelmed.
Continue making new lists as you complete the current sheet. This is a lifetime habit.
Carve out time in your week schedule to be working on your KSA Clean Up List. 15 minutes a day is ideal. You can accomplish a lot in that time, and you can almost always find the time each day.
The best time to tidy up at work is typically at the end of the day just before you shut down for the evening.
Clean ups are a physical mess. Filing, organizing, shredding, etc.
Completions are finishing things that you have started, but haven't finished. Filing the paperwork, sending a thank you card, sending it to the printer, hitting send on the marketing email, etc.
Deletions are getting rid of crap. Unnecessary paperwork / articles / doodads, old magazines, broken crap, stuff that is outdated / no longer works, etc.
Tolerations are things in your life that you put up with, but irritate you. A shirt that needs a repair, scissors that don't cut right, clients that drain you, a chair that isn't comfortable, etc.
Incomplete communications are people that we need to clear things up with or just build the relationship with. A friend that you haven't spoken to in a long time because you are busy, a Center of Influence that you need to connect with, etc.