10 Easy Ways to Sabotage Your Productivity
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by Seana
1w ago
* Ever feel like you are running full speed ahead into a brick wall? That’s because it is easy to do! Many of us make choices every day that undermine our productivity, exhaust us, and make us feel unworthy. Furthermore, when these poor choices sabotage our success, we have the tendency to cast blame on our background, circumstances, and/or other people. Yes, there is a lot in life that we cannot control. Still, our mindset and habits do make a difference. If you are frustrated with your progress, or feel like you are spinning your wheels, you may be guilty of self-sabotaging. What does this l ..read more
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How to Know Whether to Keep An “Extra” On Hand
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by Seana
2w ago
Image by analogicus from Pixabay One of the most common topics that comes up when I’m decluttering with clients is about keeping backups “just in case.” After all, it seems wise to keep an “extra” of what we regularly use, in case we run out at a time when it isn’t either convenient or possible to simply buy a replacement. On the flip side, we all live within limited space. We want our items to fit into our space in such a manner that we can easily access them when desired. Thus, figuring out how many of any particular item to keep is a bit of a balancing act. This leaves us wondering how to k ..read more
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What You Need to Know if You Are Hosting A Big Event
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by Seana
3w ago
photo credit: shawncalhoun via photopin cc Big events – weddings, family reunions, graduations – are fun. Family and friends come together to be together and celebrate. At the same time, for the host, big events can be stressful. Even with a lot of advance planning, the host is always the one burdened by last minute questions and emergencies. While there is no way to be 100% prepared for a large celebration, here is what you need to know if you are hosting a big event. Begin by defining your “why.” Before you start working on execution, take a minute to clarify why you are hosting the event i ..read more
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Is There Such a Thing As Being “Ready” to Organize?
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by Seana
1M ago
Image by efes from Pixabay Summer activities are in full swing. Tennis is one of my favorites to watch, even though I’m a lousy player. One thing I remember being taught back when I took lessons is to return to my “ready position” between each shot. As I recall, the rationale was that by returning to the middle of the court with my knees slightly bent and my racket in the middle of my body, I would maximize my chances of being able to return the ball when it next came over the net. Being ready would make me able to respond well and play my best. Since I’m always connecting real life to organiz ..read more
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How to Overcome the Dread of Decision-Making
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by Seana
1M ago
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Making decisions can be hard. It can be both mentally and emotionally exhausting. Sometimes, we worry about making the wrong decision. Other times, we make impulsive choices. Periodically, we make decisions that we regret, the memory of which undermines our confidence when we have to make new ones. All of this leaves us wondering how to overcome the dread of decision-making. Dread is definitely worth overcoming. Dread manifests as anxiety, fear, worry, and trepidation. The consequences of dread are equally unappealing, presenting as resistance, avoidance, p ..read more
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How to Easily Organize Your Outside Summer Stuff
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by Seana
1M ago
Image by Mariakray from Pixabay Summer is in the air and that means spending more time outside. This can bring some welcome relief to well-used family rooms and bedrooms, but it can also bring a new set of challenges. In the summer, we haul out a lot of supplies that sit dormant during the winter, and without a plan, they can quickly turn our yards, patios, and balconies into chaos. Summer should be fun and breezy, so here are some tips to easily organize your outside summer stuff. Since everyone’s living situation is different, there is no single answer. But a few principles apply to any spac ..read more
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One Professional Organizer’s Tips for How to Load the Dishwasher
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by Seana
2M ago
* Loading the dishwasher can be a household task fraught with contention, as differing opinions clash over the most efficient and organized method. Admittedly, there is no single “right” approach. Nevertheless, there are some basic principles that I believe make the process simple and effective. I don’t write this post lightly, as I know I might get some strong reactions. However, for those who might be looking for some tips, or who might benefit from having a neutral/third party perspective, I thought I’d share one professional organizer’s tips for how to load the dishwasher. In this short li ..read more
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How to Use a Bullet Journal to Improve Your Life
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by Seana
2M ago
* Is your life chaotic? If so, you are normal. Most people have a lot going on, needing to be many places and accomplish many tasks. The good news is, there are more tools today than ever to help you record, plan, schedule, and manage the chaos. The bad news is it can be hard to figure out which options are the best for you. I always say, the best tool is the one you trust and use. Today I’m going “old school” to talk about how to use a bullet journal to improve your life. Before I discuss the specifics of a bullet journal, let me begin by saying that everyone needs three key tools to complete ..read more
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A Simple Tool For Initiating and Completing Repetitive Tasks
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by Seana
2M ago
Image by Raphael Silva from Pixabay Like it or not, most of us spend time performing repetitive tasks. Whether they are things we do every day or only once a year, these responsibilities can feel boring and mundane. While these may not be the most fun items on our to-do lists, they are nonetheless important. In fact, there is a famous quote by Will Durant that says, “We are what we repeatedly do.” At the same time, doing the same thing over and over can get boring and feel inefficient. Furthermore, for tasks that we perform periodically, we can find ourselves needing to reinvent a vaguely fami ..read more
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How to Arrange Furniture to Create a Harmonious And Functional Space
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by Seana
3M ago
* Arranging furniture feels like it should be easy, but often it is not. When the furniture is poorly laid out, in overabundance, or insufficient, your space is likely to feel somehow “wrong.” If you are struggling with this challenge, fear not. Today I’m sharing tips for how to arrange furniture to create a harmonious and functional space. [Disclaimer: I am not a decorator. My focus as an organizer is on flow and function within the space.] Let me begin by saying that there are lots of reasons why you may be struggling to place your furniture in a comfortable layout. For example: Your home h ..read more
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