To do or not to do, that is the question. There’s many motivations for making a change, getting organized and being more productive. There’s also many obstacles that keep us from getting started. One of those might be ADHD, where procrastination, lack of organizing skills and being overwhelmed keep you from getting started. Having inspiration, and accountability can motivate you and get your work started. Finding your motivation is key.
I recently met with a client who knew now is the time to get organized. She had experienced flooding, and health challenges, and was looking at new healthy choices. She had recently rebuilt her home and was prepared to make her home the organized and productive spot she craved. Her life with ADHD had held her back before and now she had compelling reasons to begin.
I have also met with client who worked long hours, raised her family and one day looked at home her and said, wow how did this all stuff get here? She had invested her time in good and important goals and now knew it was time to make a change in her surroundings. While focused on the important parts of making a living for her family, she had gotten overwhelmed with the inflow of stuff.
When you know it’s time to make a change to your life, your home and work and your energy, that’s the most compelling time to get organized. What makes for a compelling reason to change? It’s truly an individual decision and a decision you can make at any time.
Motivation in the form of Marie Kondo’s Netflix show is sweeping the nation this year. It’s leading to other media connections, like podcasts, blog posts, and social media. In Tidying Up, we see many like us who have struggled with clutter. The kind inspiration offered by Marie Kondo leads up to be grateful and let go.
There’s social media posts that are keeping us motivated too. Seeing other’s conquer their clutter on instagram or Facebook help us know that we can do this too. Forming a social media group that works together to reaffirm your motivation, keep you accountable by posting your successes, and support you as you move forward are instrumental. There’s existing clutter support on Facebook to join if you want this resource.
Motivational team members
Your team plays is crucial to your motivation. It’s about feeling truly supported as you work. That support comes in questions that coach you, support the acknowledges feelings, and praise with each step. There’s no limit to your possible team members including those available by cell and facetime, professionals to coach and teach skills, to any number of those around you. Start by building your team to help you start and stay motivated.
The most compelling motivation to me has always been something I keep very close in my thoughts. It’s that thought that every day whatever choices I make have positive impact on my life. Thankfully it has been making priorities clear and simple. I encourage you to think about your priorities and how that impacts your motivation.