If you’re tuning into this blog for the first time, I’m so happy you’re here. And if you’re returning, thank you and welcome back!! At the end of each month I do a month recap of sorts. For March, I want to talk about balance.
It has been a crazy month of balancing work and personal life. I’ve been gearing up for the Spring Cleaning Organizing Challenge and have gotten to work with some pretty amazing clients this month! Nick and I started to house hunt! We’ve made a conscious effort to keep this process fun and exciting and accepting that if a house is sold before we have the chance to look or put an offer in, it wasn’t meant to be. Although, we joke we are the Dane Cook of house hunting...look up the premise of the movie Good Luck Chuck and that is us with houses. I want to say 90% of the houses sold after we looked at them. Doesn’t matter if it had been on the market for 1 day or 100 days, we bring good luck to the sellers! Haha!
Talking about work-life balance and self care has been on the up and up lately. I have to say in this stage of my life, it’s been becoming more of a focus. Early on my husband and I decided that our families, wonderful friends and trips and adventures we want to go on would be main priorities for us. So naturally that means traveling a lot. Unlike my husband, I do not have a set work schedule which is nice because that means I can do all my non on-site organizing work from anywhere. It’s also a blessing because we only have to work around one person’s vacation days and that is a HUGE plus. However, the flexibility can also be a curse for me. If you know me personally you know I like structure and a plan (*shocker I know*) so not having a set of guidelines or deadlines laid out for me, or not having co-workers to help can sometimes be a challenge with all of the unstructured time. I wear the hat of project manager, social media specialist, marketing specialist, strategic planner, and take care of finances. I have to take the initiative to creating a schedule that allows me to get my work done and stick to the deadlines I’ve set for myself. My point is, there is a lot going on and needing to balance it is key to my success.
**Side note** For all you parents out there, I applaud you for balancing parenting with everything else. I can only imagine how different this balance will be when we have kids down the road, so just know that you a freaking rock-star for all that you do. Seriously, you are doing a kick ass job, even if some days that means Netflix coming in clutch or it’s cereal for dinner. You’re awesome!!
Having a lot going on and needing to balance it all, that theme we can all relate to, right?
I truly think the key to balance is organization, and I’m not just saying that because that’s my job. I really believe that when we know all that we have to do and get done, we are able to prioritize and schedule and plan. I break organization into three parts which I call the “Tri-fecta”, it includes Schedule Organization, Mental Organization, and the physical organization of our possessions. Balance comes from the state of peace and calm in all these areas. I don’t know about you, but when my things are organized, I’m in the right headspace and I have a clear schedule for my day, I feel like I am Wonder Woman and can take on the world.
So join me in taking charge of your home and creating this peace and calm so you too can have that balance. The Spring Cleaning Organizing Challenge is designed to fit into your current lifestyle. The daily organizing tasks are sent out via email and they are things you can get done first thing in the morning, during a nap time, or after work. Each day is laid out for you so all you have to do is follow the simple steps. If you follow along on this journey with me, I can guarantee after these 30 days are over you will feel empowered to take charge of organization not only in your home, but other areas of your life as well.
What are you waiting for?! Join me and all the other participants and #OptForOrganization!!
Until next time!
Hugs & love,
Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. There she learned how valuable organization can be in being productive. She chose to use this knowledge and help others achieve this productivity and optimization in their homes and small businesses. Read & Enjoy and as always, let us know if you have any questions!