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Little Systems are Go!

Posted Jul 01 2008 5:08pm

Some of the things that I’ve been doing for ages just don’t work. Little things that are now irritating; “systems” in my life that I don’t like.

My computer screen is so busy. I often have multiple programmes open, the screen bright and distracting. I find it really irritating, so I make a change. I find this software programme that keeps my screen black and I can only see the programme I’m working on. Sorry, it’s Mac only. My toolbar is blacked out as well. Nothing but the program I’m using now. My thoughts slow to a reasonable speed. My little system is great.

Sometimes it’s just little things that we do routinely that we need to change. It doesn’t have to be major upheaval to make a big impact on your well-being. Think about the routine things that make you groan. Can you do these in a different way? I don’t readLifehack, but plenty of people gather ideas there.

Anna hates unpacking the shopping. She has no problem spending 2 hours getting the things but hates the 15 minutes of transfer. She now brings bags in one at a time, and unpacks each one before she gets another from the car. It never becomes overwhelming. (We all have our peculiarities).

Our latest, greatest little system change has been forcing the kids to tidy their rooms before they can watch the computer or TV. Every day. Wow. We live in a different house.

Feel free to share your little systems below.

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