Change life by taking action to get organized and energized! Inaction leads to anxiety. Action gets things done. The sooner you take action, the faster you feel great. Overwhelm is common. It is how you deal with it that counts. Follow these 10 tips to get organized and energized, then begin!
Change life by taking action to get organized and energized! Inaction leads to anxiety. Action gets things done. The sooner you take action, the faster you feel great. Overwhelm is common. It does not make you any less of a person. It is all in how you deal with it that counts. Follow these 10 tips to get organized and energized, then begin!
1- Get your ‘to do’ list out of your head and into a system- Your brain is more efficient with less clutter just like a computer. Go through the areas of your home and jot down what needs to be done in each area.
2- Set your priorities- What needs to be handled first? What is draining your energy more than anything else? What is most important? Mark your priorities. When it comes to clutter clearing off a countertop, table top, or the floor can be very motivating once you see the difference. It energizes you to continue forward.
3- Begin with one small space you KNOW you CAN do- Overwhelm causes paralysis so shift thoughts to a place that supports you to take action. Instead of focusing on the ‘can’t’ focus on the ‘can’. Choose one small area that you know you can do.
4- Everything has a home- Give every item a home. Choose a home that is convenient, saves you time, and makes sense. Hardware with hardware. School supplies with school supplies. The hammer is not in a living room drawer (unless, of course, it makes sense).
5- Some tasks are easier than you think- If you watch tv in the evening pull out a drawer or grab a pile. Sort through it as quickly as possible, clean it, and put it back nice and neat. Just like that!
6- Get your head in the game- Focus on what it will look like at completion. Thinking of the task itself may bring up negative thoughts and feelings whereas seeing the space as you want it can work as a magnet to pull you in action towards that ideal end result.
7- Move through clutter quickly- Sort into piles and have boxes/ bags handy for: trash, donations, give aways, recycling, things to sell, things going to another space, etc. Avoid the temptation to reminisce long on what you find. It can steal your time.
8- Rejuvenate and reward yourself- Take breaks every 90 minutes to rejuvenate. Reward yourself along the way. Take time to feel good about what you are accomplishing. Remember how great it feels and allow that to motivate you in days to come.
9- Put systems in place to maintain- When you create a home for something inform other family members. When you add new shoes, clothing item, kitchen item, toy, etc. to a cabinet or closet get rid of something.
10-Begin! Begin! Begin!
Organize life one step at a time. You can do it! Take action to create the environment you get excited to come home to…. Starting Now!
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