Cleaning: Non-Negotiables & Podcasts
I have been listening to old podcasts by Dana K White (Noni @ aslobcomesclean.com). She is still making podcasts but I just started so I’m about 150 behind where she is now. heh.
She teaches the idea of non-negotiable tasks for every day. This isn’t a new concept to me. I have been doing laundry/dishes every day since approx 2010 when I first discovered Fly Lady. I am toying with the idea of adding new non-negotiables for things I struggle with. Specifically, I want to add sweeping the kitchen, cleaning the kitchen counters, and wiping down the bathrooms.
I’m really doing well with my cleaning right now and I want to keep this momentum going. It’s spilling over into increased productivity in other areas of my life as well, which is awesome.
Before, I tried listening to audio books while I cleaned. This worked well for a while, until I realized I can sit and listen to my book while I play a game on my phone. Productivity down. Listening to the A Slob Comes Clean podcast helps with this. I have a hard time doing nothing while I listen to her talking about cleaning. So I am more likely to move on to the next thing, then sit stagnant once I finish a task. In theory, I listen to podcasts while I clean and then when I’m done with my tasks for the day (or when I’m resting like lunch time) I can turn on my audio book. It’s like a cue to my brain of what I should be doing. So far, it helps.