Don’t just make a resolution, but let’s do it. Let’s not just talk about it, but let’s get it done. Just let us know if we can help! Order Your Steps
2019 has just began and it’s time to Organize your Mind, your Body and your Space! We would like to suggest that we think of organizing as a time “to plan and take action.” This is the best time to start new habits, to begin a new less hectic pace for our lives and possibly, a new way of thinking! We should organize our mind & body for a healthier lifestyle and plan to be more productive and more efficient in all aspects of our lives. Then we should take time to organize key areas of our homes, so that we know what we have, where we have it and be able to put our hand on it, when we need it.
We pray that this year, we will continue to seek those opportunities to operate in our passion, use the talents and gifts that the Lord have given us and fulfill His purpose for us.
Take a moment to reflect on the year that has passed. Focus on our positive accomplishments and don’t dwell on the negative. It is very difficult to build for BIGGER without a foundation. Let’s make sure we have an action plan with our goals & objectives for at least the next few months.
We have to know where we’ve been, where we are going and …how we’re going to get there!
Coming in June, 2019
I’m SUPER excited to announce My New Book entitled:
“Order, Organize & Obedience”
This book will allow me to share how my steps have been ordered for more than 40 years, but my journey has only just begun.
Please pray for me as I embark on this new adventure!
The Christmas Holiday is almost here and we really need to make room for more toys! In my opinion, we must remain very flexible when introducing an organizing system to young children. I would suggest that we keep it simple! Many times, the organizing system looks really “neat & organized”, but it may not be very practical and difficult to maintain.
With any new organizing system that we introduce, we must take the time to explain the system, how it is to be used and the benefits to the child as well as the parent. Organizing is a learned behavior — repetition, repetition, repetition and reward, reward, reward!
We have three (3) main objectives:
- We really want them to put their toys (and maybe clothes too?) away.
- We want them to be able to find the toy(s) that they play with most, without emptying the entire toy box every time.
- Periodically, we want to purge their toys, with their help, to make room for new toys. I’d suggest that you start a trade-off system, for each toy you give your child, they should also give up/donate a toy that they no longer play with.
We also need to make clean-up time fun!
- Music always seems to make clean-up time go a little faster (that goes for adults too.)
- Try to make clean-up time a game…. Toss the Toy, Hot Potato…. I don’t know I am trying to be creative.
- Maybe we could try not to play with all the toys, all the time. Of course, we have to remain flexible, but if we divided playtime up into smaller segments, we could clean-up as we go.
- Doll time, Dress-up time, Lego time, Race car time, etc. etc. Again, I am trying to be creative. 🙂
Remember, if the play/clean-up time becomes a routine (repetition, repetition, repetition), it will not appear as restrictive…. and the reward, reward, reward would be less clean-up time!
We are still in the “De-clutter the Mind” and put a little Order in your space mode! Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is ahead! So now we may also be in Shop mode? I remember the days of Toys, Toys and more Toys! So Stay Tuned for a few tips….