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Give Yourself the Gift of Organization

Being organized is a gift you give yourself.

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I’ve not always been the most organized person. Now, as a single mother to five who runs her own business from home, I realize the true value of being organized. I’m not perfect with it – no one is – but when I stop, take a breath, and take time to get organized, I feel so much better about myself and the tasks at hand. I don’t get overwhelmed as often, and I feel like I know what I’m doing and where I’m going. I’m in the driver’s seat. I’m in control. And that is a beautiful thing.

Being organized is a gift you give yourself.

Think about it:

– How much smoother does your life function when you are organized?
– How much easier is it to get tasks done?
– Do you feel like you accomplish more with each day?

When you really think about it, does it make sense to try to force yourself to remember every appointment you have, every errand you need to run today, and each thing you need to pick up from the store? What about that Netflix show your best friend keeps telling you to watch? The interesting book you saw in passing but forgot to jot down the title?

So, drop the excuses.

You don’t have time?

No. You don’t have time NOT to be organized. When you get organized, you free your brain up to focus on other things. You give yourself space and freedom to concentrate on the task at hand.

You remove SO MUCH stress from your life.

So, how do you do it? Well, it’s different for everyone. There really isn’t a “right” or “wrong” way to do it. The trick is to find what works for you.

You may even need to try a few different things before you get that ONE thing that works like magic for you. Go ahead and experiment. You don’t have to marry yourself to the first organizational technique you try.

If you feel your life is a mess and you don’t even know how to get started, just pick ONE thing. Do one thing at a time and eventually, you’ll get to it all.

What’s ONE thing in your life that could use a little organization right now?

What ACTION step are you going to take to make that happen?

You’ve got this!

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