How many times have you listed “get organized” as one of your New Year’s resolutions? A vague goal is a challenge to achieve. Set yourself up for success by choosing one measurable goal. “Before January 31, I will organize my hanging clothes, or my pantry, or my DVD collection” is much easier to tackle than “I need to organize my closet, or my kitchen, or my family room.” Getting started is ALWAYS the most difficult step, but one stated goal is easier to tackle than an overwhelming “get organized” concept. Begin in a small area and set your timer for 15 minutes. You will be amazed at what progress can be made during 15 minutes of time focused toward one goal. Allow yourself to begin the project and not complete it immediately – one drawer today, another shelf tomorrow. Congratulate yourself for every achievement along the way. Too often we find ourselves so overwhelmed with the whole project that we never take the first step to begin. This results in another layer piling up, and the project becomes more overwhelming. Break that cycle in 2014 by setting goals that are one small aspect of the whole project and count each step as success!
NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) has designated January GO month – Get Organized. To celebrate GO month you may contact me and request a FREE “Getting Started Guide” during the month of January. I am also offering a FREE one hour consultation to listen to your areas of concern and help you develop some measurable goals.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – I hope to hear from you soon!