Don’t Wait for Perfect – Live An Organized Life Today

I have entered a season in my life where my time seems to evaporate exponentially.  What I need to get done continues to pile up and I’m lucky to have time and focus to write down my tasks.  My house is piling up with projects and my work life is just as busy.  

I recently realized something, though.  I’m making many things harder than they need to be.  I’m thinking about the giant task that needs to be completed – expecting perfection and overthinking everything.  It’s not working. So I changed my perspective to an organized solution and started working on the easiest things first.  Sure, I felt like I was cheating, but I began making significant progress on my items and it made me feel better about the other things I needed to do.

You can live a more organized life, I encourage you to consider these strategies that have worked for me:

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#OrganizeYourLife How to get started

This month I’m focusing on how to #OrganizeYourLife and I’m sharing my best strategies to get started or get back on track.  Don’t let this monthly goal seem too big – work through my strategies and it will seem very reasonable to accomplish your goal.

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Realize the value of your well-being.  Do you see something every day that bothers you? It’s not worth keeping it in your life.  Even if it cost money, even if someone special gave it to you, even if you’ve had it forever – cut the ties and get this monstrosity away from you. Free yourself from the frustration of something that isn’t working.  You can donate it, trash it or give it to someone else.  If you’re trying to organize your life – you need to really think about everything in your life.  This gives you a starting place for making your plan.

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My best organizing secrets uncovered

So many people ask me how I am so organized.  Sure, some of it is talent, but much of my organizing success comes from these secrets that I’m going to share with you.  And guess what? It’s much easier than you think to be more organized this year and really make it stick.

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Understand your barriers to organization. Most people need help organizing because they are too busy, not lazy.  They’ve added too many things into their schedule and when they get a minute of free time, they collapse in a tired heap.  Save yourself from this fate – you can stop the madness hindering your organization goals. When I feel stressed, I think about the things I am able to get done with the time I have by looking at my task list for the day. Try to accomplish one thing each day or organize something for just 15 minutes a day.  You can get it done much easier if you focus on the little steps.

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