No Judgments Allowed
I am so excited to start my very first blog. It is especially exciting when I get to talk about something that I love so much. You will find, each week, when I sit down to write my blog, I will be very real. I will be honest and just talk. There will be subjects that will be very fun and other times there will be subjects that are a little heavier. Either way, I hope that each of you will have times where you feel that we can connect and learn from one another. The most important thing I would like to accomplish each week with my blog is to bring organizational ideas to you as well as comfort. I want to make sure that you know that you are ok. There is no perfect way to organize. You should never judge yourself because your home or office are not designed a specific way and that you do not appear as elegant/classy/fun/colorful/white kitchen/matching containers kind of person. You are you and you are special and unique and wonderful. Let’s find what works for you and your family.
The best thing about my job is that I get to be with unique and amazing individuals: people who have so many talents and skills; people who are very successful in the things that they love.
Organization may not be your thing or you simply may not have time to get things organized. Most people just do not know where to start. So let’s just be real. Start by allowing yourself to be confident with yourself. If you do not have the perfect kitchen or the perfect house or the perfect office, it is ok, because guess what? There is no perfect anything. There is just you and your family and your business and a system that works best for you. To help you be as productive as you can be and to help you and your relationships be as fulfilling as possible by avoiding confrontation with other family members or co-workers and the frustration that is ever-present due to disorganization and clutter.
I will try to focus on a certain room each week and provide some ideas so that if you would like to utilize some of these ideas you can move toward building your own organizational system.
If any of you would like to have me address a certain room or a certain problem, you are always welcome to comment and I will try to respond and answer any questions or help where I can. Keep in mind that when I organize for a client, we may discover that one system may not work as well, so we switch things around. In my own home, I don’t always get it right the first time. Be patient with yourself. I would encourage you to watch your own behaviors and the behaviors of those in your home or office. What are your habits and their habits? What are the habits that you would like to be changed? If your end goal is to teach your small children to put their own toys away, then this is a goal that will be different then teaching your teenagers to put things away. Your system with your five year old will be different then your system with your 12 year old which will be different then you 17 year old. Systems grow and develop as often as the children do. Remember that this is normal and ok. Each time we move, our systems will change just a little. Every Christmas or birthday, or whenever we add several new things to our inventory, we will need to change our system. The system is ever changing. But I promise you, that by creating a system and establishing new habits, you will become an expert at creating your own systems in time and with practice.
So this week, I want to start out with my very favorite quote.
“Sometimes when things Seem to be Falling apart, they may Actually be Falling into place.”
Remember it is not always bad when we are uncomfortable. This means we get to stretch ourselves. We are becoming better. If you find that everything seems to be falling apart, that just means you are in the perfect place to change. Create new systems and new habits. As you change, (hopefully for the better) the people around you will change. Getting your space organized is the perfect place to start. You will begin to feel peace in your surroundings – and you will change. You will become less stressed and more capable of listening to others, more capable and more tolerant of others, less like to react poorly and to get frustrated.
I believe in you! With just a few new techniques you can turn your life around!