A New Approach to Getting Organized

As we begin the New Year, there are many words of advice written, especially about resolutions and goals. As I’ve mentioned in earlier writings, for the last ten years or so, I’ve been resistant to making New Year’s resolutions and goals, mainly because it’s always felt like I was setting myself up for failure…again. Does this sound familiar?

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Organizing and Coping with Moving, Remodeling, Delays and Stress

We bought “the perfect house” five months ago. We had pre-qualified for our loan, mapped out “the perfect plan” to sort, pack, make some changes in our new house, have a moving sale, and then move in. There was plenty of time, we thought!

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Fall is About Change – Part II/Papers!

In Part I, I suggested that each time we move, we have another opportunity to do some shedding—to “let go and lighten up.” And I promised I would share some of the ways I’ve been able to make changes in my mind that have allowed me to make decisions more easily about what to let go of and what to keep. (Note: If you have no plans to move in the near future, pretend you are moving and ask, “Would I take this with me when I move?”)

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Fall Is About Change – Part I

There’s something special about the Fall season. There’s the harvesting of all that has been growing and coming into its fullness, and there is also nature’s process of letting go—dropping the leaves in preparation for the new growth of another season. So there are lots of changes taking place, and I invite you to pay more attention to them, allowing them to inspire your own changes and any desire you have to let go.

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Going With the Flow

Have you ever noticed how much simpler life can be when you’re “going with the flow?”

It’s something I’ve done my best to practice for many years, suggesting my clients do the same, but in recent weeks, I’ve become much more aware of it in a number of different situations.

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What? Me Worry?

I’ve never been much of a worrier, but through the years I’ve certainly seen firsthand how exhausting and debilitating it can be. In fact, watching people worry and be so anxious and miserable has always made me determined not to worry. It’s never looked like it was much fun!

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Escape Your Clutter Prison!

As I ponder the title of the Holistic Organizers TeleSummit five other holistic professional organizers and I have put together that will be broadcast February 18-24, I wonder what thoughts come to your mind when you read this title. Here are some to consider…

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Getting Organized in the New Year

With so much going on in the last four months of 2012, a lot more had to be put on the back burner (again!). As I think about catching up and creating a joyful and productive 2013, several thoughts come to mind that might help us all begin and sustain the process of getting organized in the New Year.

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Organizing with the Spirit of the Holidays

As we approach the busiest part of the holidays, it often helps to pause throughout each day to remember what the holidays really mean to you. Here’s something to consider. It’s adapted from something I found many years ago in Unplug the Christmas Machine, by Jo Robinson and Jean Coppock Staeheli.

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Planning: When Plan A, B or C Isn’t Working

How many times do we map things out to complete various projects, accomplish goals, or begin a new lifestyle, and, bingo, things happen that force us to put those original plans on the back burner? Here’s a quote that’s certainly helping me lighten up and feel better. Can you relate to this?

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