Here’s How To Handle Unproductive Days

 

We all have them – productive days where you feel like a champ and can tackle anything that comes your way.

I think that’s why when the not so good, unproductive days come our way, we feel a mix of emotions from disappointment to overwhelm.

The best way I handle the wave of an off day is by tapping into a few simple strategies.  Here is what’s recommended when you can’t get out of your own way:

  1. Take a Short Break … (to relax your mind)
  2. Seek Out Inspiration …(to help lift your spirits)
  3. Eliminate Distractions … (to keep you focused)
  4. Tackle a small task …(to help you feel productive)
  5. Evaluate the Reason Behind the Lack of Productivity … (to keep you in touch with your feelings)

I must admit that I do feel much better when I apply these techniques, but I also found that it reduces the amount of time of indecisiveness that usually accompanies unproductive days.Hope this helps you out a bit.  Feel free to share any tips that you may have.

Till next time, be well.

How to bring more ‘positivity’ into your life

Let’s talk a little bit about “positivity”…

Positivity is the ability to meet challenges and situations in life with an “I can do it,” “I’ll figure it out,” “Things will work out,” attitude.

Now here’s the thing…

It’s not that people with positive attitudes don’t face the same disappointments, challenges and stressors in life that everyone else does.  Not at all.

The difference is that they choose to find a productive and positive way to cope and respond to challenges.

Studies have shown that positive thinking brings positive responses in your body which can boost your mood and diminish stress.

Again, we all have stressors in our life, but by practicing the power of positivity the more likely it will be that you will enjoy a sense of well-being.

Here’s a very powerful exercise you can do immediately to help you feel more positive:

  • Make a list (yes, write it down) of all the things that are going well in your life, of the things that bring you joy and the things you are grateful for.
  • Make an effort to read it first thing in the morning and before going to bed.  Also, place it in a place during the day where you can read it often.
  • Why is this important?  Because by focusing on the aspects of your life that are going well for you can promote a positive attitude in the rest of your life.

Now here’s a little suggestion.  If you are struggling right now and the idea of “positivity” seems far-fetched, it could be that you just need a little mental clarity.  So I’m going to invite you to schedule a FREE one-on-one call with me so I can explain how the mind clearing exercise (you know, the one that people are raving about) can be your new best friend.

Just click the link below and rest assured that soon you will feel lighter, have a sense of peace and yes, be  more positive.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR CALL

Get Your Life In Order

Do you know why “order” feels good?  Well, in part it’s because our brain doesn’t have to work so hard.

Clutter creates stress that has three major biological and neurological effects on us—our cortisol levels, our creativity and ability to focus, and our experience of pain.

No matter how we slice it, when clutter creeps in to the point where it exceeds our ability to manage it – havoc occurs in our world.

So if you’re struggling with clutter, it stands to reason that your mind is craving calm, clarity and focus.  That’s why I am going to suggest that you attend my FREE webinar.

Makes sense?  (I think it does!)

Go ahead – click on the link below and I’ll see you on the other side.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE FREE WEBINAR

Lessons Learned: A Framework For Organization

 

I learned a long time ago that there is so much more to organization than meets the eye.

Organization is a platform for real growth to occur and breeds an environment that is conducive to wellness for your body, mind and environment.

Because I believe in the power of organization, I would like to invite you to my upcoming workshop:

LESSONS LEARNED
A Framework For Organization

You can get all the juicy details by CLICKING HERE!

How To Re-Focus And Find Simplicity In The New Normal

 

As the country slowly starts to open up, there are still many challenges and adjustments ahead, as people start to get back to work – new procedures and protocols will have to be put in place.
Therefore, we will need to become more mindful of our personal habits and learn how to adapt as we get used to the “NEW NORMAL.”

Now more than ever, you need to be ORGANIZED because these changes will influence your home and work environment. It is ESSENTIAL that you sharpen your skills for focus, self-discipline, and time management.

And it’s equally important to keep things as SIMPLE as possible!
A brief overview of what you’ll learn in the workshop:
  • Mind Hacks:  To overcome stress and overwhelm and maintain a positive attitude
  • Clutter Solutions: To control clutter overload in your home and work space
  • ​Motivational Tips: To ensure self-care remains a top priority for your wellness
  • Safety Strategies:  To establish new boundaries and healthy habits
  • Skill Sets: To manage your time efficiently for focus and productivity

Now more than ever you need to learn the skills to navigate your way through The New Normal.  Being organized is just one of them.

Learn more about this very special workshop by clicking the link below:

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In A Funk?

So, you’re in a funk, huh?

Let’s look at some reasons why this happens and how to get yourself out of it.

Fatigue:  It’s Time For Recovery

Your body is telling you that it needs better care.  Fatigue can feel like a bad hangover, only this hangover is from lack of sleep and a poor diet.  Pay attention to how you are managing your body. Treat your body like a Temple.

Reaction:  Understand Your Triggers

What are you reacting to – Rude comments? Negative thoughts? Past sadness? Upsetting email? Your triggers can cause overwhelm and stress. Journal your feelings to release and get clear.

Rumination:  Move Around

Are negative thoughts playing over and over in your head – like a merry-go-round you can’t get off of?  When this happens you need to interrupt the pattern by moving around or changing your location.  Get up, move, stretch, bounce around,  go for a walk or run.  Just move.

Here are some additional things you can do:

Set an intention for the next hour.  What would be a win for you?  What will make you feel better so you’re back in charge? (not the negative thoughts) How can you take back control?  It could be something very simple. Little things go a long way.

Turn on the positivity.  Listen to a podcast, audio book, youtube, read a book.  This helps reset your mind.

Tackle an action.  Make the bed, clean your desk, do the laundry, empty the dishwasher. Anything that makes you feel productive will help shake the funk.

Share your feelings.  Don’t be afraid to confide in someone with how you’re feeling.  Seek professional support if needed.

PS:  Be mindful of your clutter build up during this time.  If you need support you can schedule a FREE call with me by CLICKING HERE.

 

Working From Home: It’s Okay To Say “No.”

TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS:  NEVER TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE

I had the good fortune of meeting Estienne De Beer; The Meerkat Motivator.  He interviewed 18 Accomplished Professionals on how to manage their time.  You’ll find me listed as Number 3: Working From Home:  It’s Okay to say “No.”  I think  you’ll find the article to be just what you need right now.  Enjoy!

 

Join Me For This Call; Ask The Organizer

I sincerely hope this post finds you and your loved ones well. 

Everyone is struggling right now; worried about the future and trying to find emotional stability in this global pandemic.

We all have to do our part and so this is my way of trying to support you the best way I can.

I am hosting, Ask The Organizer, a FREE Call, where you can call in and ask me anything you’d like about de-cluttering, organizing, clean living and self-care.  The line will stay open as long as it needs to.

I suggest you make a list of all the pressing things on your mind and I’ll do my very best to help you out, shed some light on “things” and get you ready to springboard into action!

Here’s the info:

When:  Thursday, March 19, 2020 (First Day of Spring)
Time:     7:00 PM ET
Where:  Tel-Call

Phone:  1-605-562-0400
Pin Code:  954 5600

I look forward to our call.  Until then, be safe, wash your hands often and stay mindful.   

PS:  I’ve been de-cluttering my home and getting “things” in order.  I am noticing how it is having a positive impact on my emotions.  I’ll share this with you on the call.  xo

Shattering Resistance to an Organized Life

On a scale of 1 to 10, how content are you with the feeling of being organized in your life right now?

Let’s assume 10 would be if you had everything just the way you wanted it – everything had a place and everything was in its place. You could locate whatever you needed without wasting time, you could have people over at the drop of a hat without stressing and you felt joy in knowing your place brought you peace of mind.

With being organized at that high water mark, where would you say you are at today?

Is it a 7? Or an 8? Higher? Lower?

And considering where your organized life is, do you have a concrete plan for moving up on the scale?

The first step to getting to a level 10 from wherever it is now, is to truly believe it is possible. That’s the first step to overcoming resistance.

To that end, I believe that if you are at a level 1 you can make the best of every situation you are in …

But you must be willing to seize opportunity when it knocks on your door.

The reason I’m telling you all of this is because I like to begin my week doing something that will motivate me for the week ahead. So here’s what I have in store for this week:

Today I am giving away my private notes to “Shattering Resistance to an Organized Life.” All you have to do is click on the link below to schedule a FREE call with me and I’ll personally review my notes with you.

Here’s you chance to move up the scale! Opportunity is here – open the door!

CLICK HERE

Do This When Things Are Falling Apart

If I didn’t have the skills to organize and keep my home in order when everything around me was a mess and falling apart, I’m not sure exactly how things would have turned out for me.

And I don’t say that lightly.

You see, many years ago, “things” were not going so well in my life. Everything, and I mean everything, was out of control. It felt as if I was on one big merry-go-round and I couldn’t stop it from going around and around.

But I knew one thing for sure – I wanted off the merry-go-round!

So I started thinking about what skills I possessed that could help make a difference in people’s lives. My mind kept asking the question; Who am I and what am I good at?

For the longest time, I had no idea the answer was right under my nose. It’s comical now when I think about it. How something so obvious is right in front of us and we never know it – until we do!

I remember feeling excited, when I figured out that my ability to “organize” and see things “orderly” was a gift that I could put to good use. But more than that, I felt empowered. Like, I got real hope that my life was about to change for the better.

I’m sharing this with you because I understand what it feels like to be stuck, uncertain, sad and all those other feelings that are wrapped around them. But I also know that my organizing skills literally saved me when everything else around me felt out of control and chaotic.

That’s why I help people, just like you, learn how to get organized. It’s also why I created Mindful Tools For Organized Living. It’s a convenient study program that you can do in the privacy of your home or office. And for a limited time, you can get the program for just $297.00 $197.00 PLUS three (3) complimentary coaching sessions.

Learning how to organize is an important step. A vital step that will help you manage through transitional times and give you peace of mind and hope for the future.

Why do you think people feel soooo much better when they’re organized? It’s really that simple.

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If you’re struggling, remember this…

It’s only temporary. And in the meantime, you can find stability in de-cluttering and organizing your life. I did, and I know you can too!