Last week was FUN! I had the fabulous opportunity to speak at the American Family National Headquarters for a lunch event--”The Power of Decluttering”. Here we all are--cozying up to the idea that RELEASING clutter can have AMAZING benefits to our Health, Time, Productivity, Money and Relationships! Welcome to all of our new e-community members--we are so happy you’re here!
Your life can change in So Many Ways by letting the chaos go and making a plan to keep it gone!
To recap, because, even if you’ve been with me for 5 years...(OMG-- I cannot believe I have been writing a weekly post for that long--I’ll spare you the math, but it’s #manymanymany blog posts :)
...You may need this reminder to light the fire inside to Get Organized!
The Cost of NOT Taking Action
How do your possessions deplete your precious resources?
If you have clutter and chaos in your space--you also may be experiencing one of these ailments:
STRESS is a big one...the latest statistics say that up to 90% of diseases are stress related!
When we are stressed, our Cortisol levels rise, (the hormone that reacts to stress and when elevated for long periods of time) affects our ability to rest and digest...we are always in that heightened state...we just get used to it, tolerate it, manage it, like a low-grade fever….
STRESS also eats away at our hope and our dreams, amiright? We want our hopes and dreams to rise to the top of our priority lists, not be dragged down and suffocated by cutter!
You ~might~ be in denial about this...
I used to teach Math so I will crunch the numbers for you :)
If you saved 15 min/day trying to locate your…
(and you know that is TOTALLY possible, 2 minutes here, 4 minutes there…)
That’s 1.75 hours a week--and adds up to 11+ work days a year.
THAT’S MORE THAN 2 WHOLE WEEKS OF WORK DAYS!!!!!
Which is a lot of time you could use to go on vacation, take care of yourself, get out for a walk, cook healthy meals, work on projects, play with your kids, whatever you would LOVE to do...
In addition, this idea of a “Paperless Society” is totally a MYTH--the messy desk, piles of papers and archived paper “situation” is REAL and causing great angst for so many people.
So many of our clients have unlabeled, unfiled, stacks and piles of papers--on desks, counters, everywhere… with no system for handling incoming streams of papers. Creating spaces that are so chaotic we can’t focus to be able to handle the things that are really important to us.
Everything we buy moves our financial balance closer to zero, sometimes even below. The Average American with credit card debt lives with nearly $16,000 debt spread out over 3.5 credit cards. But it is not only families with debt that struggle. Recent statistics report that nearly 8 out of every 10 Americans lives paycheck-to-paycheck.
There’s an amazing thing that happens when people start decluttering their lives, they become more intentional about what they buy--it’s a HUGE shift--they feel the positive benefits and then all of a sudden accumulating isn’t so exciting anymore.
What’s compelling becomes a space that feels: Simple, Peaceful, Clear. It’s a phenomenal shift in focus.
If clutter is an issue in your relationship, family or with friends...
We talk to so many people who have clutter as an issue in their relationships in many of the ways listed above and more...does disorganization affect your family life, as well?
If you handled the chaos in your space, how would you feel?
How would you want to feel?
If you’d like some support...
...I’m BUZZING with excitement about my BRAND NEW *FREE* Video Series starting on Feb. 5:
It could be JUST THE THING to get you motivated to make the changes you’ve been wanting in your space.
I would love to have you join me, this will be fun!
You will have me in your inbox every day for 7 days walking you through your juiciest organizing project AND there will be a super fun BONUS Feng Shui training on Day 8.
And, perhaps you have a friend who would like to sign up...just forward this email to them and they can come along on this fantastic Get Organized adventure, too!
Lots of Love,
PS: Also, I’m speaking at the Dreambank on Valentine’s Day for this FUN, FREE event…
PHOTO CREDIT: Jamie from AmFam--thank you!