Have you ever asked yourself, where did I put my keys?
You are ready to go out the door and you cannot locate them. Has this ever happened to you?
Of course it has, it happens to all of us. But yet we all know the answer to avoiding this. The answer lies in putting your keys in the same place every time. I know that this is hard to do, but if you do it for 21 days, it will become a habit.
This will take some work to do because we often just set stuff down since we carry as many things in the house as we can to avoid repeat trips. So everything gets placed on the closest surface. This is where the problem begins.
How Do I Find My Keys?
Find a place to keep your items like your purse, cell phone, keys, etc. Designate a part of a counter, or a small table to keep these things when you are home. You can keep keys in a dish, on a hook or in your purse. The dollar store has some nice ideas for simple storage.It will be worth it, especially when you are racing against the clock and trying to head out the door. It will take a while to turn this into a habit, but when you do, you will always know where you keys are and it is one less thing to worry about.
Pay Attention to What you are Doing
By making it a point to concentrate on mindfulness, you will feel more at ease. While you go out the door and lock it, take a moment to make a conscious effort to mentally noticing that you did so. You may even want to say to yourself "I am locking the door". Why? Because chances are you have so many things on your mind, that you are not paying attention to what you are doing.
So that you don't climb into the car, start talking to the kids and then think, did I lock the front door? Did I close the garage door? Slow down and know what you are doing. I know this sounds like such a simple thing, but when things get busy, the details get lost and the last thing we need is more stress.
When multitasking, we cannot give our actions the proper attention to recall the details. If you take things a little slower, you will be much more at ease.