Why life works better with zero procrastination

Can To Do lists be a form of clutter in your life? You bet your sweet pineapple they can! That’s because most systems are boringly bottom-up instead of inspiringly top-down.

To Do list

Mental clutter

The most obvious form of clutter is the physical stuff lying around your home. But the mental clutter of procrastination can be just as much of a problem. Both kinds will hold you back and prevent you from being all that you can be.

The longer you put off doing things, the more they drain your energy, and the harder it becomes to bring yourself up to date. A mountain of tasks awaiting your attention doesn’t exactly inspire you to jump out of bed in the morning and polish them off.

Or does it?

The bottom-up approach

Every To Do system I’ve ever come across approaches the problem by helping you to put systems in place to dig yourself out of the pit you find yourself in.

Yes, that can work, but it’s a thankless task and requires a huge investment of willpower to keep going, day after day.

I’m not denying the value of systems or willpower. Both are great assets to have. But this is a bottom-up approach that depletes your adrenals and doesn’t create much fulfillment. You get stuff done, but are left feeling at the end of your life, what was the point of all that?

The top-down approach

What if I told you there’s another way? A way that will show you how you to make every item on your To Do list something you’ll happily want to complete, rather than it being a chore?

When people first take my Fast Track Clutter Clearing online course, they don’t believe me when I tell them that they will soon look forward to clutter clearing as a treat. But the techniques I teach them do just that. Physical clutter clearing becomes a joy.

I do the same in my Zero Procrastination course, but with regard to mental clutter. It’s a matter of changing standpoint and a few other snags that hold people back. Your relationship with To Do lists will never be the same again.

Still procrastinating?

Are you ready to turn your life around or are you still thinking of waiting a while before taking the plunge? Take the procrastinating wombat part of you totally by surprise. The next course starts on November 5, 2021 and it’s the last one I will be teaching this year. You can sign up for it here.

I’ve always been a list-maker but Karen’s system has been a real game changer for me. I’ve managed to get rid of a backlog of tasks, some of which had been taunting me for years! – Canadian participant

I feel like a different person after this course – one who wakes with so much more enthusiasm for the day, and to get going on making it productive. I’ve learned so many techniques and been woken up to so many aspects of behavior that I can improve upon in myself. – American participant

I feel like this course has helped me be more of a friend to myself than I can ever remember before. – American participant

Copyright © Clear Space Living Ltd 2018, updated 2021

Zero Procrastination 21-day online course
November 5-25, 2021
Zero Procrastination
£70 (plus 20% VAT for UK residents only)
More information & booking

Related links
About online courses
Are you ready to stop procrastinating?
Testimonials from Zero Procrastination course participants

Like to read more articles like this?
Subscribe to my newsletters to receive news, articles and information about upcoming online courses by email. And I promise you – no junk mail ever.

About Karen Kingston

Karen Kingston is a leading expert in clutter clearing, space clearing, feng shui and healthy homes. Her two international bestselling books have combined sales of over three million copies in 26 languages and have established themselves as "must read" classics in their fields. Her best-known title, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, is now in its fourth edition. She is best known for her perspective-changing insights and practical solutions that enable more conscious navigation of 21st-century living.
This entry was posted in Clutter clearing. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Clear Space Living Ltd
PO Box 6789, Southam
CV47 4DN, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1926 813302

UK Company No: 12067211
VAT Reg No: 339 267 376

International Directory
of Practitioners

Europe & UK
United States
Rest of the world