Last week I wrote the blog about getting Back to the Basics. Looking back on this month I think that’s been a common theme of mine. So often we get into a groove where things are going so great and we feel like we can conquer the world!! I’d like to say that feeling lasts forever but we are human! It doesn’t last forever and that’s okay. It’s how we cope with it and the strides we take to get back into the groove of things.
When I lose my groove and things feel jumbled, I take a step back, breath and journal. My journal prompts are: What am I doing in my life right now that fuels me? What do I want to be doing? What roadblocks (physical and mental) have I hit that is preventing me from getting there? When was the last time I felt in control/in my groove? Then I envision what it felt like to be in that controlled headspace and visualize the steps I have to take today to get back there.
This journaling exercise helps me to organize my thoughts and provide clarity to my purpose. Taking the time to journal to these questions helps me to get back to the basics and take action today to get to where I want to be.
The feeling of having everything in our lives all together and under control isn’t continuous, but the time between doesn’t have to be long either. This idea is comparable to the organization in our homes. We may organize and get everything in its place and then we live it in, doing our best to keep it together. We do for a time but then one day we look around and we find we’ve lost control. Well my friend, congratulations! You are human. Don’t let this feeling linger. Fight all urges to throw in the towel and instead take charge of your space. Learn from why it didn’t stay organized like that first day and adjust. Do you need to schedule it into your week to tidy the space? Do you need to involve the family so they know? (More on keeping organization sustainable here) Do not accept defeat. Organization isn’t a quick fix, it’s a journey. Just like everything else we do in our lives, if we want to improve and get better it takes hard work and determination. If you’ve lost control of an area of your home, hit reset today. Visualize that perfectly organized space. Live in the daydream of what it it looks like to be perfectly organized for you and what feelings you have being surrounded by it. Use this visualization as fuel to take charge and organized your space once again. You can do it friend! I know you can!!
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!