We all are going to have to declutter unpleasant tasks. Not everything is fun and some things are necessary.

When you are down and out can you dig deep to do what you need to?  Does part of your self-care include doing the not-so-fun stuff?    What have you been avoiding?  Learn tips to get what needs to be done  done in life.

We all probably know someone who when offered suggestions comes up with why it can’t be done. I have talked before if my husband lost his job how I would go get a job because I would not want to be without health insurance. Would it be my first choice? No, but sometimes you just have to suck it up and do it.


I see it almost daily on Facebook.

Part of good self-care is doing the hard stuff. Doing what needs to be done. When you own your life, you can change it.

It can be overwhelming and almost daunting, so how to we do what needs to be done?

First, why are you avoiding or procrastinating?  The more time you figure this out, the easier things will be in the future.  It may be something simple like not knowing how to use excel to create a document or something bigger that you are so afraid of being evicted you are paralyzed with fear.

My friend may be afraid that she will never be out of debt. Or may be fearful of how it is affecting her relationships.  If she gets out of debt, how will it affect her marriage?

Then make a list of what needs to be done.  If you are like my friend struggling financially, you might need to get support.


Declutter Unpleasant Tasks

Sharpen your skills. If you have stronger problem-solving skills you may feel more comfortable in getting stuff done. Most people can figure out what the problem is, but it may be more challenging to solve. If you feel you have skills, you are more likely to tackle it and not just complain about it.

You have lots of options to improve skills. Ask someone who has been through something similar.  Read a book. Get professional help.  Watch a video.

Be prepared to see it to completion. I always tell people not to start a room or area until they have completed what they have finished. We may not start something because we don’t know how long it will take. Commit to seeing it through.  When you tackle one area of your life, it helps all the others. 

Roll up your sleeves.  You have to take that first step and move forward.  Commit to taking action and doing something every single day.  Get rid of distractions like social media so you can focus on the task at hand.

Find the joy somehow. You are going to have to do it so might as well figure out what’s good.

Own your problems. No excuses or reasons why.  Become aware of how you make excuses or when you shift blame.  Social media great for seeing who can and can’t own what is happening in their life.

Stay present.  Forgive yourself for procrastinating in the past. This is your point of power to change as the past has happened and the future is written in pencil.

Give yourself an award when you complete something that was hard!

Find an accountability partner. I do this for exercise and it’s been great.

Get support if you need it.  Asking for help is a sign of strength. Being vulnerable is a good thing.

Find something to be grateful for in all this hard work.

Take actions from today’s declutter your life blog:

  • Write down what you have been avoiding that needs to get done.
  • Dig deeper. Can you discover why you are unmotivated or don’t want to do?
  • Create an action plan with baby steps how to do something.
  • Ask for support if you need to. You don’t have to go it alone.

Certified life coach, author & award-winning professional life organizer Julie Coraccio shares steps and tips to support you in creating the life you choose, deserve, and desire through decluttering your life, mindfulness, and how to organize your life.

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