Thursday, April 30, 2015

All-Challenge WrapUp, Reflect, Forward Plan & Feedback - Jaxtastic Life Spring Cleaning 30-Day Challenge - April 29 & 30th

Today we wrap up our 30-day challenge. This is the day we will; on how it went and what you felt. When we create the challenge forward plan.


Step 1 – Set your timer for 15 minutes MAX
Stick to it.

Step 2 - WrapUp
Today, stop all of your work sorting, moving and cleaning.  This is the day to wrap up your activities and give closure to this challenge before starting anything new.

Step 3 - Reflect
Grab a journal or type on an Evernote page or type/write somewhere on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

Over the past 30 days we covered 4 spring cleaning topics, selected by you.

We created sorting and mail handling systems, looked at holding spaces and explored ways to let go of your items. We even scheduled a full year of reading your books.

How did it go? Were some topics easier to handle than others?

What time of the day/week did you do your best work?

What would you do the same? What would you differently?

Finally, give yourself a pat on the back for participating. You showed up!

Step 4 - Forward Plan
Now what? Well, I have good news and I have bad news. First, the good news….you get to decide what you do next.  Now for the bad news….you get to decide what you do next. Do you still have paperwork to handle? Are you shelves still bursting at the seams with books?

It doesn’t matter what area you select to continue your focus. What is important is to have a plan. Create a goal and then break it down into a doable plan to ensure success. Again, look back at the times when you did your best work. Schedule your work for those times.

Feel free to revisit the past blog pages to give you an outline for your work. Here’s a link to all of the pages in this challenge to give you a high-level outline:  2015 Jaxtastic Life Spring Cleaning 30-day Challenge All Links.

Step 5 - CELEBRATE!!!!
Reward yourself for showing up and participating in this challenge. Share your successes. Celebrate the lessons learned. All of this will have a positive impact on the next activity you start.

Final Bonus Content
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo I learned about this book from a senior executive at work. It’s a surprisingly little book but it gives a powerful punch against clutter.  I recommend getting this into your 2015 reading schedule.


Survey – Share your Feedback
This is the first ever Jaxtastic Challenge. I would love your feedback. What worked for you? What didn’t work for you? What would you like to see in future challenges? Please go to this link to complete a short 5-question anonymous survey: Feedback Survey – Jaxtastic Life Spring Cleaning 30-Day Challenge


Use the comments area to share your progress, thoughts, hopes, fears, etc. You never know what impact your words will have on someone else.

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