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Change NOW

Are you already planning your New Year’s Resolutions? Have you decided that next year will be THE YEAR! Change is going to happen, it will stick!

We spend all Holiday Season hyping ourselves up for the big changes we are going to make. The new life we will create for ourselves. We cut ourselves slack in so many directions because when it is all over we will make the big changes. We will get our act in gear. Become the people we were always meant to be.

Then New Years rolls around, we try to take on way more than… Continue reading

Excellence vs Perfectionism

Have you ever struggled with getting stuck in moving forward because you needed everything to be just right?

Maybe you stayed at a job too long? Are you sticking out a relationship because it will be too difficult financially to go it alone? Perhaps you haven’t started a project because you don’t know where to start or not sure what you need?

Often we find ourselves in a holding pattern waiting for perfection to strike before we take action. We freeze up in anticipation or fear of failing, doing something wrong, or looking silly. When we act like this,… Continue reading

Goal Setting – Make it a Daily Habit

How often do you take time for goal setting? Is it an annual thing? Perhaps you do it quarterly? Monthly, weekly, daily? Where do you fall in with your goals?

Some people, like me, LOVE setting, chasing after, and accomplishing goals. Others do not enjoy anything about goals. And then there is a whole host of people in between.

So what is it that we are supposed to do with our goals? How are we supposed to set them? What do we do when we accomplish them?

Goal setting can be fun, simple, and rewarding. However, it can also be… Continue reading

Setting Up Systems

Setting up systems is by far one of the most important and best benefits of getting organized. It is especially wonderful when you have already been tracking your time. When we track our time it can be monumental. It helps to see where we are wasting time, where we can be more efficient and effective, and how setting up routines and systems can benefit us. 

Often times in time tracking we tend to see patterns — good or bad — that need some addressing. The negative patterns we need to learn what creates them and how to break them.… Continue reading

I figured it out! – Daily Time Tracking Success!

As many of you have been following I am putting myself through my own time management process, and well, it is going a bit slowly because one of the most important things you need to do is track your time. I had tried multiple options for daily time tracking and came up short. Then I was gone for about 3 weeks, which always requires another week to get back into the swing of things. Alas! I believe I have figured out the way that works for me!

I have created a template for one day from 12-12 and printed it… Continue reading

Storage closet organization

Storage closet organization seems funny to talk about as an organizer. You would think that I would have absolutely no need for a storage closet. This is not the case. Of course, my closet is small, and there is a good amount of room left in it. Plus, everything in the closet has a use or purpose. 

To me a storage closet is a closet specifically used for less used or accessed items. Also, it is often not in the main areas of the home. For example, my storage closet is located outside of my condo. 

What is… Continue reading

Tracking Time

Sometimes practicing what you preach is easier said than done. Over the last couple weeks I have had every intention to tracking time, but I have yet to find the best way for me to do it continuously.

This gave me the brilliant idea, that if I, the organizer, can’t seem to do it, how can people a little less structured manage this seemingly simple task. Therefore, I want to share with you the ways that I tried to track my time and some ideas I have moving forward. Hopefully, you’ll be able to take some of those ideas… Continue reading

Fighting Against the Downward Spiral

Have you ever found yourself just stuck in that rut, constantly complaining, worrying, or wondering how you are ever going to get out of it? Unfortunately, it is very easy for us to get stuck in the downward spiral – focusing on the negative, and bringing even more of it into our lives.

We have all had one of THOSE days, or weeks, or even years, it can seen. This is part of the downward spiral. We can start the day off with being late, stub our toe, get stuck in traffic, have a terrible meeting at work, spill our… Continue reading

Nostalgia

Do you know anyone that is caught up in their past? In all of the memories that their things hold, in the feelings of years long gone, in relationships ended ages ago?

Nostalgia can be a wonderful feeling, but it can also be detrimental for people who cannot let go of that time, person, or event. When we hold on to things from our past it can be very difficult to live to our fullest potential in our present and future lives. Are you feeling a little stuck? Have the memories of your past put up a big road… Continue reading

Do you have a Command Center?

Do you ever feel a little like a chicken with its head cut off — you can feel the chaos increasing and your energy quickly depleting? Are you constantly looking for important paperwork or having to remind your family of simple rules or duties? Perhaps your family is in need of a Command Center! This area can be life changing for families, especially when instituted to fit your specific family needs. 

What is a Command Center?

I am sure many of you reading this are going, well that sounds like it could be cool, but what the heck… Continue reading