First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Have you ever had something so powerful come into your life, you knew big changes were on the horizon.

Well Saturday, I was at the Women’s Success Summit organized by a woman named Danelle Delgado and her business Life Intended. And I am positive Saturday was the first day of the rest of my life. And I hope that if you just found my blog today, it might spark the first day of the rest of your life.

I am determined to offer up all of my clients, readers, fans, and friends some fabulous tips, tricks, ideas, and thought provoking questions each week — and sometimes maybe even twice a week!

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My biggest take away — and something I generally try to implement when working with clients — was the reminder of the law of inertia. 

 

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Newton’s first law of motion – sometimes referred to as the law of inertia. An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

We implement this by making sure we start doing the things we are dreading doing… because if we never start we will forever stay in that state of rest. 

Just like when we do not want to go to the gym. If we can get ourselves there and start a workout chances are you have no problem finishing 30-90 minute workout before you even know it. But if you didn’t get yourself to the gym you would probably still be sitting on the couch… potentially scanning the internet for this very blog!

So if you are procrastinating on going through some paperwork, organizing the kitchen or creating a system for your house – start! Not later, not tomorrow, RIGHT NOW!

Pick up the stack of papers — even if you have the tv on, even if it is just 10 pages instead of all 100. Pick it up and start looking at them, start sorting them. create new piles that have an action step — Throw away, Shred, Recycle, File, Scan, Do something with by TOMORROW!

In the kitchen, pick a drawer, pick a shelf, pick a wall, something small, manageable — but just pick something. Pull everything out, wipe down the space, check to make sure any food is good, make sure items are in good shape and still functioning properly, then ask yourself if you will every actually use what you have in your hand (in the next 6 months), does it bring you joy? Create your piles: donate, toss, recycle, sell, put back. Make sure you keep like with like and for food stuff that is expiring soonest goes in front. 

Systems — this one is the funnest because it starts with a lot of just writing stuff down. Are you trying to come up with a mail system? What do you normally do with your mail? What works about that and what doesn’t? What would you prefer to happen with the mail? What has to be put in place for that to happen? Etc. Generally, I always suggest a shredder or garbage pail as close to the door as possible to help keep the junk mail from getting into the house. Additionally, open as much of the mail as you can to eliminate envelopes floating around. Finally, if you have a lot of people in the house consider mail boxes inside the house – or a general place for all of the bills. If you are mailing out checks, keep the checkbook, pen, stamps, envelopes, etc in the same place as where you put all of the bills. Consider keeping a generic calendar or schedule of when each bill needs to be paid by and checking it off as you mail off the checks.

Hope you are ready for a change! If this seemed a little over whelming and you want some help, or if you loved the ideas and need more direction on how to get is started give us a call! 203-915-0474!

Have a fantastic first day of the rest of your life! 

 

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