I’m Just OVER Not Being Organized!
Well, in my last blog post, I wrote about what is stopping us from getting organized, being productive and loosing perspective of purpose and priorities. Although we do often hold ourselves back from achieving or having the organized life we want to have, it is important to trust ourselves. Without trusting ourselves, any system, especially an organizing system, will likely not last long.
In her post, “Without This, Your Organizing System Can’t Last”, coach Julie Gray suggests these strategies for helping yourself not get over-committed, over-whelmed, self-conscious or unreliable:
Notice all of the systems that have worked well enough to get you where you are today.
This is critical. I’ve never met anyone that didn’t have tons of strategies already in place that were serving them beautifully.
Give yourself time to practice. That’s all we are really doing everyday with everything – practicing.
Over time you will develop more and more confidence that you and your systems can handle what life throws at you.
Celebrate the small wins.
This is actually scientifically proven to dramatically encourage new habit formation and sustained change. Noticing and celebrating each ‘win’ along the way keeps the momentum going.
Recognize that “There is No Failure, Only Feedback”.
A quote by Robert Allen that changes your years of “evidence” into years of “feedback” for how you ultimately operate best in your life.
Don’t grip too tightly.
Your systems – like your life – need to continue to evolve to be effective. Let this happen naturally and organically. Release the need for it to stay exactly as the book, the coach or the TV program says and let your systems conform to your own way of living.
Notice all of the times you reached out for support in your life when you needed it.
This is you listening to your body, your intuition. This is you taking care of you.
Julie Gray, COC, ACC is a Holistic Time Coach who guides time-stressed executives and entrepreneurs through a powerful process of change that results in more guilt-free time, focused productivity, and the rejuvenation of your mind, body, and spirit.
Kathy Jenkins is a nationally recognized certified organizer, speaker and writer. She is the founder of Come To Order and is dedicated to helping her clients simplify their lives by reducing clutter, organizing their homes and offices, and managing their time. For more tips on organizing your schedule, life and home, follow Kathy on Twitter.