268 - YOUR why. WHY are you thinking about getting organized now?

02.22.2019 - By Organize 365 Podcast

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Lisa, what do you mean “why”? Isn’t it obvious, we want to be organized. Yes, or course, but WHY? Knowing why NOW is the time to actually GET organized is powerful.  In this episode, we will dive deep into several reasons I hear all the time. Listen in and see if any of these four reasons resonate with you.   #1 “New Year, New You?” The new year ALWAYS brings a burst of organizing energy. PERIOD. This year, the Marie Kondo Netflix show has prolonged that discussion in your Facebook feed, water cooler chit chat and curiosity. Did you decide that you wanted to fold your clothes differently? That really is a magical drawer organization trick. I highly recommend it! But now, as the memes are trending. 30 books?! Total? Per room? The hard work is left to do. The hot mess room, piles of paper, photos and items that don’t “spark joy” aren’t necessarily able to be discarded. Now what?   #2 Feeling like you are behind the 8 ball? Always paying bills late, always reacting, never proacting? Maybe you feel like you don’t have a PLAN. If you could just CATCH UP! This is the “I am going to draw a line in the sand. No matter what it takes, I AM going to be in charge of my life again.” You realize that this is never going to change unless you change. But how? Learning to proactively live your life is a building of that muscle. It will not be easy at first, but you will succeed over time. And a purposeful, planned life is worth it.   #3 You want your home to be a place of rest and entertainment. You want to be able to invite people over to your home, but you don’t feel like it is a restful place or that it is “perfect” enough to have company. You know me. I’m not talking about the President of the United States coming over or having your home ready for a photo shoot by Better Homes & Gardens. This looks like the main rooms of your home being presentable when you neighbor knocks on the door and you can invite them inside. Walking into your home at the end of a long day and feeling “at home”, not like you are starting your next job. Peaceful, inviting, lived in, warm, a place of rest.   #4 You want to break the family cycle of disorganization that you were born into and are perpetuating for the next generation. You want a paradigm shift. This one is HUGE. And honestly, not a reason I thought of. Making major changes, one step at a time is hard. And I can see in our FREE Facebook group Organize 365 and on Instagram, when people share their photos of the inner struggles they are facing as they make progress in their organizational journey and I honestly cheer OUT LOUD to see the progress and I think to myself, look how far they have come! :) In my book, How ADHD Affects Home Organization, we deep dive into the 8 executive functions of the mind and how your mind might be making things harder for you because you are comparing yourself to the magazine instead of comparing yourself to the progress that you have made.   Knowing your WHY will keep you going. You can see the thoughts, energy and purpose behind each of these 4 WHYS is vastly different. Today, take a few minutes after the podcast and think about… WHY you are wanting to get organized right now. What is it that is getting you to keep going on your organizational journey. And then tape that up in the bathroom where you get ready for your day. I’m cheering for you!   Upcoming Cincinnati Events Grow Your Business Focus Day - April 12 April Paper Organizing Retreat  - April 13 & 14 Annual Embrace Conference - June 21-23   FREE Live Masterclasses Registrations Sunday Basket - March 5 Warrior MAMA Binder - March 19 100 Day Home Organization Program - April 16 If you tried any of my suggestions, I’d love to see them! Follow me on Instagram and join the Facebook group for more great organizing tips, then share your photos with me by tagging me @organize365 or using #organize365!

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