Each year as we start the new year, we think of ways to make a change and improve our lives. Did you know that organizing is one of the top three goals each year? Throughout the month of January, I will be offering 31 tips to help you have Your Most Organized Year Ever. Implement just one of these tips, tools, techniques or tweaks this year.
There are limits that set natural boundaries for us. Sometimes we see them and sometimes we don’t. It’s like our closet that’s intended to hold our clothes. And we shop too much to have the clothes fit in there. It’s like our calendar. At times we commit to too much to be able to fit it all in. Without limits and boundaries, things get chaotic. Once you move beyond your limits, it’s a natural time to let things go.
How do we set boundaries? It’s about finding natural limits. It’s designing a system that takes these limits into account. It’s also about setting our own limits. Finding a number that helps us stay within boundaries of what feels comfortable.
Here are some natural limits:
- Pantry where food fits
- Closet where clothes fit
- Calendar with 3 Most Important Tasks (MITs) listed
- Office space where office supplies fit
- Rules that help us maintain our space.
Setting and recognizing limits and boundaries can require processing and coaching.