Friday, January 27, 2017

Resolutions 2017: We’re One Month In, Who’s Already Out?

How’s that New Year’s Resolution going? You were going to eat only healthy foods, work out every day and get organized among other things…you were going to fix all the things that are wrong with you. Sounds really…great. No wonder you lost steam already! Each year 42.4% of people never succeed with their resolutions according to StatisticBrain. The odds of you getting up on January 1st and changing your entire life are, well, not good.

One of the top resolutions every year is to get organized. My clients are always surprised how we begin organizing an entire house because we always start with these three steps:

      So many resolutions on based on beating ourselves up, pointing out where we are lacking, where we are not quite good enough. Look, your house didn’t become disorganized overnight and it won’t get organized overnight and that’s okay! Life happens and priorities shift - its part of the game.

           It’s a pretty lofty goal to organize your entire house. Start with a drawer or a cabinet or set a timer for 10 minutes and do as much as you can. Resolve to organize for 10 minutes every day or 10 minutes 3 times a week. You’ll be surprised how much you can get done and you won’t lose your enthusiasm.

Did you get that junk drawer cleaned out? Or did you make a dent in that pile of papers? Nice job! Celebrate yourself! Be your own cheerleader! Yes, paring down your coffee mugs and making the decision to donate that chair you’ve always hated are big deals - tell yourself “Way to go!” And keep it up…everyone loves a compliment!
      Can’t quite see yourself shouting “You’re a ROCKSTAR!”? Then call 21times Professional Organizing and we’ll do it for you!