What a great time with Blaine (Blaine’s World) and WPVM 103.7 Radio – Asheville, NC
What a great time with Blaine (Blaine’s World) and WPVM 103.7 Radio – Asheville, NC
Has anyone ever given you a piece of advice that made you think twice?
The other day my mentor offered up some words of wisdom that left my head reeling. I mean eyebrow-raising material!
Initially, I was taken aback trying to figure out where she was coming from. But after letting her words sink in, I was grateful.
You see, what she told me was something I was already aware of. In fact, I’ve been working on being more cognizant of it. She said I should try to be more heart-centered instead of always being in my head. This hit a personal nerve for me. I didn’t know it was that obvious to others that my analytical style was showing up outside of my professional life. I’m used to over-thinking and breaking things down—it’s how I make many of my decisions. But what I’ve come to find out is that that’s not always the best approach with matters of the heart.
It reminded me of the similarities people face with their clutter. They get so caught up with “thinking” about all the things that could possibly go wrong, or what they might end up regretting, and they lose sight of what their heart wants most.
From my experience, people want to be clutter-free, and not just because they would like to have a home that is neat, tidy, and organized. That’s just semantics.
People want to be organized because they are after something much more meaningful. They are looking to recapture the freedom that the clutter has robbed from their life. They are tired of having the clutter be the boss and dictate how they spend their time.
Are you looking at your need to de-clutter on the surface, or can you see the deeper reason for wanting to clear out the unnecessary stuff that’s weighing down your time and freedom?
Everyone wants a tidy and organized home, and the stress reduction that comes with it. But before you leave it at that, try taking a heart-centered approach to your de-cluttering. You, like all of us, deserve to honor the desires of your heart, to feel true peace of mind, to regain your freedom.
A heart-first clutter-free life is worthwhile, and so are you. It’s my job to remind you of that and help you get there!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
It’s the day where people all around the world get dressed up in green, meet up with good friends, and celebrate the day and night with good luck charms by their side.
It really is great fun!
I have this picture of my Mom when she was a little girl standing in front of a thatched cottage in Ireland where she was born. Perhaps that’s where my love of cottages began. In any event, I love it so much, I think of it as my “good luck charm.”
But, the day also reminds me of how many people out there rely on sheer luck to get through their clutter. Although I am a big fan of the luck of the Irish, it does take a little bit more than that to get your “stuff” in order.
I have a 3 step process that just might produce a little luck if you’re ready to put a little muscle behind it.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Assess the clutter
Go through every area of your home. Room by room. Then on a scale from 1-10, (10 being the highest amount of clutter) rate your clutter accordingly. This way you have an accurate picture of what’s happening and you’re facing your clutter challenges.
Step 2: Choose the clutter
Based on your rating, select an area where you would like to begin. Depending upon your level of energy and/or how much the clutter is affecting you, you can either dive right into the most cluttered area or start with the smaller amount.
Step 3: Prioritize the clutter
Show up like you mean it! Figure out how much time you think it’s going to take you to tackle the clutter in each area and then schedule it. Put it on your calendar, planner, to-do list, whatever it takes to remind you that you are taking this serious.
Do this consistently and you’ll generate your own good luck for clutter-free living.
Again, here’s wishing you a great St. Patty’s Day! Go green!
Sometimes it just feels too tedious, too much, too overwhelming to get things done.
As hard as you try, and as much as you want to push through, you find yourself stopping and getting frustrated.
It’s a hard battle with clutter, especially during this time of year with tax season in full gear and papers piling up. Everything can feel, well, just too much!
This is the time when social organizing can be helpful.
Judith Kolberg writes about this in her book, Conquering Chronic Disorganization, discusses how many people find the act of organizing, sorting and weeding through difficult to do on their own. She writes about social organizing and also body doubling, which is where an organizer sits quietly, as a silent partner, and/or can facilitate by handing over paperwork, files, etc.
The key here is that the work would not be accomplished without the silent partner as a body double provides you with an anchor and a mirror.
Can you relate to this? Perhaps today is the day you recognize that you’re tired of wasting time, and getting nowhere. By working with a professional you can pull yourself out of this vicious cycle. Interestingly enough, the person helping you doesn’t have to be there in person in order for you to get things done.
I’ve worked for years virtually, helping people de-clutter their spaces, sort through their things, organize their rooms. There’s a level of comfort that provides the person the right dose of motivation and confidence to complete their tasks, simply by having me there to answer a question or give advice if needed.
With the commitment of a specified amount of time and the right dose of willingness, magic happens.
To make an appointment to see if social organizing is right for you, simply click here!
Are you familiar with this quote from Einstein?
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
Well, I recently learned that the accurate quote, according to Quote Investigator, is…
“Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.”
Repeating the same mistakes is insanity.
NOT doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
If you do something over and over again, such as exercising, and you are looking for a different result with your body appearance or emotional health, how is that insane? It’s not. It’s logical and practical that you will see a different result.
But if you keep repeating the same mistakes, such as not opening your mail, or not doing the laundry or overspending, and expecting a different result, that’s more in line with insane thinking. Not only will you get the same results but it will get worse.
Are you following me here?
It’s like my Mindfulness Program – there are 6 Mindful Tools that you repeat over and over until you start seeing the results of living a clutter-free life. And it works!
Insanity would be not repeating the mindful tools and expecting them to work. Big Mistake!
What mistakes are you making in your life that you keep repeating and looking for a different result?
If you’ve been trying to declutter your life, perhaps there are some “things” you could be doing differently to get you the REAL results you deserve.
Let’s talk about it and see what we can come up with so you can finally stop the insanity and get the results you deserve. (I think Einstein would like that!)
Schedule your call with me here: https://calendly.com/
LOCAL AUTHOR DAY AT PRINCETON LIBRARY – COME OUT AND SEE ME!
Come out and celebrate Local Author Day with me at Princeton Library!
I’m excited to share that I will be one of the featured authors at Princeton Library’s ninth Local Author Day for my book, Organically Yours; Open Yourself to a Vibrant, Healthy Life Through Clean Living.
Come on out and celebrate Local Author Day with me and other great authors.
It’s going to be a fun day!
Get the details HERE.
As you may know, I coach people that benefit from a mindful, holistic approach to clutter-free living. I care for my clients, which is why I’m writing this note to you today. I’d like to offer you or someone you care about something – a second opinion.
My second opinion service is a time-tested process I use to determine where you (or your loved ones) are now and where you would like to go by reviewing your lifestyle goals and identifying any conditions that may need improvement.
It never hurts to know more and I want to help you and the one you care about live a stress-free, organized life.
Why now? I’ve never seen so many people hungry for wellness solutions. This includes the body, mind and living space. There’s a a lot of uncertainty in today’s world and a noticeable shift where people long for alternative methods for their well-being.
I want to help make sure the people I work with have peace of mind from being clutter-free and living a lifestyle that is conducive to the wellness they deserve. Plus, I want to provide them with the right tools to ward off any potential risk factors that may negatively influence their quality of life.
THREE POTENTIAL OUTCOMES:
If you think you or the people you care about would benefit from a second opinion – please take advantage of my no-obligation offer by scheduling your call with me HERE!
Remember, I’m here to help.
5 Ways To Journal
I’ve often suggest to my clients that they keep a journal to help them along their journey.
Journaling is simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. And if you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.
Why is journaling good for your health?
Journaling can provide stress relief and boost your physical and mental health. Writing not only relieves stress and improves your mood, but it also boosts your immune system, which helps your body to withstand the effects of further stress.
James Clear is an exceptional author who focuses on lifestyle habits that influence our productivity. He recently designed an adaptable notebook that he calls the Clear Habit Journal. The intention is to make it easier to build better habits that is rooted in the most effective behavioral science techniques.
Here’s an inside sample of the 5 different ways you can journal by asking just one question per day.
What happened today? (Daily Journal)
What am I grateful for today? (Gratitude Journal)
What is my most important task today? (Productivity Journal)
How did I sleep last night? (Sleep Journal)
How do I feel today? (Mood Journal)
I highly recommend keeping a journal, especially if you are in the midst of decluttering your life.
The benefits will be invaluable.
Rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives, yet “Eighty-four percent of recently stressed Americans say they worry that their home isn’t clean or organized enough, and within that group, 55 percent called it out as a source of recent stress.” (Huff Post)
When dirty dishes are piled, laundry overflows and your belongings are scattered about, your stress level rises. Trust me when I tell you, clutter & stress is real.
It is estimated that over a course of a lifetime, we will spend a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days searching for lost items; phones, keys , eyeglasses and paperwork are at the top of the list. (The Daily Mail)
When we are stressed out, it not only creates physical clutter, but it causes mental and body clutter as well. What you may not realize is that stress is inflammatory. Inflammation breaks the mind and body down and leaves us vulnerable to sickness and disease.
This is why being organized is so important to our health.
Clutter depletes your quality of life and raises the potential for serious health issues. It is one of the major sources of stress and can exacerbate medical conditions. When a person is under the influence of a significant amount of clutter, their well-being is compromised, leaving them feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed and even hopeless.
These unsettling feelings are not only attached to the person who is struggling with clutter but their loved ones as well. It’s not hard to understand then why the home organization industry has grown by leaps and bounds and today has 32 chapters, with more than 4,000 members in 22 countries. (Fast Company)
The same goes for the workplace. The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) found in their study that disorganization can lead to financial losses equivalent to 10 per cent of a manager’s salary. NAPO also states that 80 per cent of the clutter in the office is a result from being disorganized and not due to a lack of space.
Some studies reveal the average person wastes up to 4.3 hours a week looking for papers, which adds stress and frustration to the workplace while reducing concentration and creative thinking – while cleaning professionals say that getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40 per cent of the cleaning work needed.
Understand this. When your environment is cluttered, the chaos restricts your ability to focus. The clutter also limits your brain’s ability to process information. Clutter makes you distracted and unable to process information as well as you do in an uncluttered, organized, and serene environment. (Princeton University.)
This is why including “health care strategies” for clutter control in the workplace is critical.
Mindful Tools For Organized Living is the most elite and complete step-by-step program that will help remedy these situations long before they get out of control. Implementing best practices for a healthy body and mind is a key factor in overcoming clutter and disorganization and living a healthier life. Although part of the challenge is underdeveloped skill sets with organization, it is not the only culprit to having clutter. To penetrate the problem and resolve it entirely, it is necessary to engage lifestyle tools that embody wellness for the body, mind and environment.
To learn more about the Mindfulness Program and how it can help you in the home or office, please visit https://mindfulness.patriciadiesel.com/mindfulness and/or go to patriciadiesel.com and book your FREE Consultation.
Why now is the best time to get things in order
The wellness industry grew 12.8% in the past two years.
Want to know why?
Because people are tired of being sick and are seeking answers!
The trendy phrase “workplace wellness” (where most employees only received lip service on initiatives) is now being replaced with real “health care strategies” to gain back the trust of their employees.
Want to know why?
Because employers are tired of losing money on sick people!
So what does this have to do with living an organized life?
Statistics show that organized people feel better and stay healthy.
Want to know why?
Because when a person is productive and focused they are happier and less stressed.
What you may not know is that there are millions of people who have compounded health issues due to clutter.
Want to know why?
Because clutter and disorganization produce stress. Stress is inflammatory and affects your health.
In 2019, I want to help as many people as possible get organized so they feel less stress and live healthier lives.
Want to know why?
Because I see everyday the devastation clutter causes and how it affects a person’s quality of life.
Join me in my FREE webinar and let me show you how you can get healthy in 2019.
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