It’s always nice to find out if we can learn from one another.
Over the last 15 years, I have used all sorts of organizational systems.
I am all about being efficient with my time, both at home and at work.
My list of Fab Finds include books I love and products I use and love. Some are applicable to work, some to home, and some to both.
Be sure to take a look…
Although I have been in business for nearly 15 years, an online business is new to me.
I will be creating courses and offering consultations in the near future.
In the meantime, take a look around.
Change isn’t always easy. With a Growth Mindset, it’s can be easier and make more sense.
I joined growth day at the beginning of 2021, and love it. It has made such a difference in my life, I would love for you to experience it as well.
They offer a 14-day free trial. Take advantage of it!
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Let me start with my definition of being organized.
To me, being organized is being able to find what I need when I need it. This means being able to find what I need in 2 minutes or less.
To get organized, we start with a vision of how we want something to be, we create a plan around that vision, and then we get to work.
Before we get organized, we oftentimes need to let go of things we no longer need, use or love.
Then we create systems that enable us to find what we need when we need it, and, these systems must work for us.
Decluttering and organizing have two totally different meanings.
Decluttering is the process of removing clutter from your space, your time, and your mind.
Organizing is the process of systematically putting those things that remain, in an order that makes sense and enables us to find and do what we need easily.
I love the thought of time management.
Managing the way we spend our time is important to leading a fulfilling life.
Creating a calendar that holds time for the things we absolutely have to do, and the things that are important to do, is imperative.
Those things we have to do but don’t necessarily love to do?
If we use our time efficiently and effectively to perform these tasks, we will have more time to spend on the things we love.
Time management is maintained by self-management.
To me, clutter is a collection of things we have in our space that we no longer need, use, or love.
It’s also the aftermath of not putting things away. This often occurs when things don’t really have a home in the first place.
The loving something aspect can be hard, as sentiments and feelings can be tricky. Sentiments also come into play with the things we own and never loved. Maybe a gift we were given, or something we inherited.
When someone gives us a gift, it is now ours. We can do with it what we please.
The same with things we inherited.
Did these items come from a special person? Most likely they did. However, is the thing really special?
Don’t let guilt guide you.
Productivity to me is simply making the best use of the time I have.
It’s about using my time wisely and wasting as little of it as possible on unimportant things.
Working harder and longer isn’t necessarily the answer. If we understand our thought processes and our natural daily rhythms, we are able to produce a day that works best for us.
It’s not just about being productive with work either. It’s about being productive at life.
Living, playing, giving, working.
Most important, it’s about giving ourselves and others grace when things don’t go as planned, or in the timeline we had planned.
Rightsizing is what I strive for, and what I think we should all work towards.
Rightsizing basically means owning only the things that are just right for the time and place we are in our lives.
No more, no less.
Rightsizing is an ongoing process.