For over 15 years, I have been sharing organizing mantras with my clients. These come out when we are working together on organizing and productivity. These also come together as I create presentations and work with virtual clients. These come from years of experiences, in a variety of settings, for organizing and productivity. I am sharing these here to help you on your organizing and productivity journey too.
Less Stuff = Less Stress
All your stuff takes a toll on your. You have to take care of it, put it away, make sure you have it, and make sure it works when you need it. That’s a lot of care for stuff. The more stuff we have the more stress we have on just how to take care of it. It’s hard to do, but less stuff means you have less stress.
A little structure goes a long way
Structure is the way you set up something. It could be the way you set up a space, like a desk or a kitchen, or a day, like your schedule and calendar. It’s the way that we establish what’s around us that matters most. The impact of structure is that you set yourself up for success. The reason a little structure makes a difference is to keep you nimble. A little structure keeps you within a good working routine and complete chaos.
People matter, stuff doesn’t
Recently at home we had a small accident. There was sadness and, well, some blame. As I said to my family, people matter, stuff doesn’t. It’s a reminder that truly relationships are the most important part of our lives. The stuff we have either adds or diminishes relationships. Let’s make people matter the most. That’s not to say that taking care of your stuff isn’t important, however its important to keep it all in perspective.
Plan your work and work your plan
Planning in itself is not enough. It’s getting started and working your plan that makes the difference.
Keep it simple sweetie
If you tend to over complicate and make work too complicated, this is the mantra for you. It’s about choosing the most simple process to get the results you want.
Hugs and Happy Organizing
Hugs and happy organizing is how I sign my success notes for my clients. It’s that happy feeling because you are more organized and productive. Check out lots of before and after successes with my clients in this Hugs and Happy Organizing category of Ellen’s Blog.
I’d love to hear the mantras that inspire you to be more organized and productive. Add a comment here!