Words matter! When we talk to ourselves and others about organizing, it’s best to keep a positive approach in how we describe our work. It’s in finding words that convey a positive perspective that we can be the most successful.
Start and cultivate a feeling for organizing
How can we approach getting started on organizing? Would you have to be in the mood to start? Would you tell yourself I am ready to get started? Sometimes we have to just start and then we feel more in the mood for organizing. Your organizing mantra can be “put your big girl panties on and get started” or “I envision the serenity of my space.” Get started to get your groove and feel the organizing love.
Tack on one more habit to an existing habit
Research shows that it takes 66 days to create a habit. We can be discouraged when habits don’t happen right away. The positive spin on new habits is to “hook” a new habit on an existing habit. Think of habits you already have as routines and start there.
Who can help me?
Asking for help can be hard. But it’s a lot more fun and much easier when you work with a partner to get stuff done. Look for a partner in someone who has different strengths from you. It’s not that you are any less skilled, strong or resourceful. It’s picking a partner who you work well with together.
Is this good for me?
Letting go of stuff can be hard. Smart strategies for decluttering include asking yourself if your stuff is still good for you. Is your stuff still helping you do your best? Is it still valuable and functional for you? Good stuff is everywhere in our homes and offices. It’s just not still good for you.
Something works for everyone! Dig deep if you need to but find what works and capitalize on it. You might be surprised at what is really working.
Choose your words with care. Create mantras that feel positive, uplifting and fun.
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