Don’t Look Back!

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1) REIMAGINE our Vision

2) REFINE our Goals

3) REENERGIZE our Plans

We must keeping looking ahead. We may not be able to see the entire path, but with each step, the next step will become clearer…

“I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.” Philippians 3:13-14 MSG

Time Robbers

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The question is “Are we spending our time wisely?” Although we are always busy, we should set our priorities on a daily basis. We have the tendency to channel our time & energy into the things that we’d rather do, than the things that we need to do. Identify your time robbers and adjust your day accordingly. We mustn’t settle for those things that are easier but get outside of our comfort zone and meet the challenges of a life that is ever-changing.

“To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under the heaven: …” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Dream Big

2023 is rapidly approaching! We must Dream Big and Plan for Bigger… Take a moment to reflect on the year that has passed. Let’s focus on our positive accomplishments and not dwell on the negative. It is very difficult to build for Bigger without a firm foundation.  We want next year to be a year of self-empowerment for us all. A year for us to have the confidence, in who will be and what we are capable of, and to take at least one step closer to our goal, dream and purpose. A dream without action is just a wish.

It’s always the right time for us to seize the opportunity to learn, grow, and be empowered to make our dreams a reality!

“Visualize”

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Close your Eyes and Visualize a Place of Peace, Harmony, and Grace…

A Place to Relax where you can Unclutter your Mind…

Create an Atmosphere that will produce Clarity and Focus …

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“See More Floor”

Over the years, as a professional organizer, whenever I was in the process of decluttering a room, or space, I would always tell my clients that you want to “See More Floor”! To be honest, I never really thought a lot about. But I am currently working with a client on a HUGE organizing project and our mantra is “See More Floor”! So this is my advice to you…

  • Focus on one area, room or space at a time. Unfortunately, most people will start in one area, get distracted and then move to another area. 
  • Start Small and Stay Focused! 
  • Don’t spend hours and hours at any one time.  Take regular breaks.

Now take some time to clear your mind, do something relaxing like watch TV or read a book and then come back to it.  It may take longer, but your space will stay uncluttered longer and you won’t become discouraged and wore out during the process.

Remember that a whole New “Life After Clutter”, but it will require a Mindset Shift!

What Does an Organized Life look Like?

Based on the comments I received over the past several years as a professional organizer, there are two major components that defines an organized life:

1. Stuff, clutter, items, boxes, etc.

2. Thoughts & emotions.

Life is not meant to be too organized, we don’t want to live in a rut, however, we would like to have a degree of routine & predictability.

“Life is like an ocean, always moving, changing, developing and we need to be like a well-seasoned captain of our vessel.”  CSRoth

We want change but we are kinda used to doing things the same way. It is interested that major changes in our life causes MUCH stress!   A new house, new job, new baby, etc.  All of which causes us to assess our life as it is and consider making major adjustments.

  • We want life to be flexible, spontaneous, but to be prepared for the unexpected drama
  • We want life to be simple and not too stressful
  • We want some control, not utter chaos
  • We want to have fun and enjoy life at its fullest, every day!

All of these things require some degree of organization.  So how do we get there? I believe that that in order to minimize the chaos of life, the one thing that had to change was YOU!   “It is not how the situation looks, it is how we look at the situation”.

We had to take a real serious look at what we wanted and need in life.  Now life is not perfect, nor should we expect it to be, but there should be some semblance of peace and order.

Suggestions:

  • Take a few moments to invest in our future.  Jot down some notes on our life as we know it today…. we might be amazed at how our life looks on paper!
  • Take a look at those things that we would like to see changed, Big and small.
  • Does clutter of any kind, have an impact on those changes?  For example, we need a bigger house.  Again, we might be amazed how much more room we might have when we de-clutter.  I need a new job, because I can’t ever seem to get anything done around here.  Etc. etc. etc.

It is very difficult to change something, without understanding our current state and our desired outcome.

So, I guess that there is no one answer, an organized life looks different to different people…

Conquering the Paper Clutter Monster

One of the most Notorios Culprit in the Organizing World is the Paper Clutter Monster!!

One of the biggest challenges in organizing is decluttering paper. Paper comes in your mail every single day and just continues to accumulate…But it can be conquered!

Here are a few tips that may be helpful!

Our Brains are Exhausted!!

I believe that we are in the throes of “Mental Fatigue”! Recently, I saw mental fatigue defined as “the body dragging the body across the finish line”. Have you found that your body is on auto-pilot and your brain is just going along for the ride? As I’ve mentioned, at least one of twice, there is a direct correlation between a cluttered mind and a cluttered space. So I have collaborated with Dr. Sislena Ledbetter, a social pyschologist and life coach to create an on-line interactive course, entitled “Move your Mountains”, that we believe will help… We’d like to invite you on a journey of healing and self-discovery, that we believe will help you to get your life back and find your path to greater joy. If you’d like more info, please leave a comment so that we can schedule some time to chat.

In the meantime, you will need a restful place to lay your head…