Thursday, January 17, 2019

AWARENESS and INSIGHTS

If you are kinetically and tactically oriented go to model homes or the houses of friends who have their act together, walk through, touching and experiencing the spaces, colors, light, etc.

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®
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Contents of New Ideas for Today

1. Message of the Day - AWARENESS
2. Habit of the Day
3. Family Reminder of the Day
4. Quote of the Day
5. Question of the Day
6. Did You Know?
7. From the Trenches - INSIGHTS
8. More Info
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**The Messies Anonymous website, www.messies.com, is back up!  Thank you for your patience.**

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1. Message of the Day

WHEREVER YOU ARE, BE THERE!

Wake up to your environment. It is easy to walk around the house and not really pay attention to what is going on there. Tuning out the clutter is common among Messies
and hinders improvement.

Become alert to the details of what your house looks like. Notice your own habits. Keep tabs on what your family does that makes the house a wreck.

The way to do that is:

•Turn around at the door and deliberately look at a room you have just finished straightening.

Using an empty toilet paper roll like a spy glass, zero in on counter, dresser tops, and the like. (Pull the drapes if you are doing this at night and the neighbors can see in.)

Slow down. Start training yourself to go more slowly and pay attention to what is around you.

Do not walk through life in a fog. If you are there, pay attention. Participate fully in your own life.

Finally, when you have built order and harmony into your home, bask in the beauty you see around you. Applaud your new found habits and schedule. Take nothing for granted. You are in a wonderful place. Be fully and mindfully alert.
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2. Habit of the Day

USE LITTLE MINUTES

When you have a minute or two, do a little something. Dusting, picking up a thing or two, filing a paper, these are things that can be done in a jiffy. Make this habit a part of your overall program and the house will begin magically to clear up.
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3. Family Reminder of the Day

Pick one of these reminders or make one of your own to share with your family each day.

In our family, we use the team concept. Each person does his part to support all.

In our family, we are willing to help others where necessary because we are a team.
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4. Quote of the Day

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Aristotle
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5. Question of the Day

What can you do that is new that will move you in the right direction? A new product?
A new habit? A new way of thinking?

Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady
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6. Did You Know?

You may have noticed that the new and improved KISS Flipper is now available for purchase on the Messies website.

We have completely re-packaging this helpful tool!  the Keep It Super Simple Flipper concept remains the same. It still has helpful and fun job cards, but it is repackaged into a smaller overall size and at a better price!!

And, probably the best news is that you don't have do anything at all to set it up. It is completely ready to use as soon as you take it out of the mailer!

Wow!! Great News!!  
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If “I want to get rid of it but I just can’t” sounds like you  and if you are ready to change, this e-booklet is for you.


This is a self-help program designed to make a significant difference in three weeks’ time.

Click here to go to our webpage where you can purchase for $6.00. The -ebooklet will be sent to you via email.

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7. From the Trenches

INSIGHTS ABOUT WHY I KEPT MY STUFF

Three more reasons from Carole:

It brought back memories. I have a terrible memory, and I was afraid if I got rid of something, I would forget the person or event that took place that brought back the special memories (like all the matchbooks and menus I collected from various restaurants whenever we went out with friends).

It was part of my "identity" (see? I'm an artist, a musician, a gardener, a seamstress, etc.) It kept me from feeling that I was a Nobody (I wasn't dealing with my low self-esteem issues).

I felt I had to "save the world" by recycling – only the stuff rarely ever made it to the recycling center, it just piled up in the house and garage. Maybe I had to feel that I was part of the solution and not the problem, and that I wasn't polluting the world (only my house).

(Thanks, Carole. Once we identify our thoughts, we can begin to deal with them.)
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8. More Info

This is a simple program. We stick with the basics as they are presented in these messages. Keep reading. Keep adding one part of the program at a time.

Repetition is important.
Forward to friends if desired but not to other sites.
Read this whole posting or only what you can take in today, then delete it.

Don't forget the daily reminders!!!
The daily Reminders and How-To's are found on our website at
"How to Begin" http://www.messies.com
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9. Extra Help

Stop letting clutter get the upper hand; there is hope
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MESSIES ANONYMOUS SLOGAN

Please memorize this slogan and post it on your wall.

The secret to success is making very small, yet very consistent, changes.

Or to make it short; Baby steps, baby steps in the right direction.

Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Anonymous

56 © Sandra Felton 2010

THE ORGANIZER LADY® is a trademark of Sandra Felton,
founder of Messies Anonymous.