Sunday, June 24, 2018

SLACKNESS and AUSTRALIAN PROBLEM SOLVING

While in the burn-out phase, we need to seek outside help for the some of the activities we find are unable to do.

Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®
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Contents of New Ideas for Today
1. Message of the Day - SLACKNESS
2. More Help Here!
3. Habit of the Day
4. Family Reminder of the Day
5. Quote of the Day
6. Question of the Day
7. From the Trenches – AUSTRALIAN PROBLEM SOLVING
8. More Info
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**The Messies Anonymous website, www.messies.com, is back up!  Thank you for your patience.**

1. Message of the Day - SLACKNESS

Your house needs your attention badly. You have let it get in the condition you find it now. To make your situation worse, you have trouble getting up the desire or energy to do anything about it. How are we to think about that? Shall we make excuses? Shall we berate ourselves? Leave the house and find diversion elsewhere? Let's take a reality check.

First check out that there is not something physically wrong like low thyroid or a myriad of other low grade chronic disorders that can drain our physical energy. Also make sure you are not battling a low grade depression that zaps you physically and mentally. If these are not true of you, move on to solving the problem. Rather than saying we are lazy, which is a term that attacks us personally and will discourage us from action, let's take another approach. Let's say our behavior is slack and go about tightening it up. Focus on changing behavior not on berating yourself. Do what you have to do.

Go about it in many different ways.
- Learn new and easier techniques.
- Read motivational books.
- Stick with your online support group.
- Start small, maybe just setting a timer for ten minutes.

Then go for it one small step at a time.
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2. More Help Here

The NEW and IMPROVED K.I.S.S. Flipper

The  K.I.S.S.(Keep It Super Simple) Flipper has fresh ideas
on how to move through your home, day by day, room by room,
with simple choices for maintenance and organizing. It will gently
guide you through the process of creating clear and shining
surfaces throughout out your home!

With the NEW K.I.S.S. Flipper all you have to do to is FLIP
through the spiral-bound, sequentially numbered, full-color
job idea cards.  No more sliding cards into sleeves; the
NEW K.I.S.S. Flipper is ready to use out of the package.  When
you are ready to begin, make a few simple choices each day
from one card and you will be on your way to a clutter-free and
well maintained home.

Free BONUS:  Once you order, you will also receive the
"K.I.S.S. eBooklet" via email to learn the "Hows and Whys" of the
system while you wait for your K.I.S.S. Flipper, so you will be ready
to start the day your K.I.S.S. Flipper arrives.

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3. Habit of the Day

FOLLOW THE RULE OF TEN (THROW-AWAY THINGS)
Gather ten things to throw away.
Get them in the trash immediately.
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4. Family Reminder of the Day

In our family, we don't complain about our responsibilities.

In our family, we always flush the toilet immediately.
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5. Quote of the Day

"When in doubt, throw it out."
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6. Question of the Day

If you had one specific wish and one wish only, for your house, what would that wish be?

Is there any one step you can take to start making that wish come true?

Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady
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7. From the Trenches 

AUSTRALIAN PROBLEM SOLVING

Hi,
Thank you for your book and the website, which have been really useful. I am a combination of the perfectionist, relaxed and sentimental messie but primarily the perfectionist messie. A friend who shared the house with me for two years once told me that she knew why I didn't do housework It was because I am such a perfectionist that a job takes me several times longer than everybody else. She was right too. On the very rare occasions that I washed the floor, I even took off all of the door stops and washed them as well!

I have recently had the house renovated and had to move out in order for workmen to get the job done. Moving out was of course a nightmare as you couldn't see some of the floor in my study. Even though friends helped I had to resort to professional packers. Soon after I moved back in a friend loaned me a copy of "The Messies Manual". Less than a week later I gave her back her copy and bought my own. I have been bringing things back into the house gradually so that I do not get overwhelmed and am trying to find homes for everything before I bring the next box in. This is not proving to be as easy as it sounds, however, your "centers" idea, the labeling and the boxes ideas have proved to be very useful. Recently, I established an "Electrical box" in which I keep extension cords, double adapters, light bulbs, batteries, insulation tape and a torch. It will soon have fuse wire, wire cutters and pliers in it. The box is clear plastic and I have used a Dymo labeler to list the contents on the outside, including the location of an extra-long extension cord. Twice lately I have been asked if I had a double adapter and once for a light bulb. I was able to find them all within seconds - in the past I was always buying new ones because I couldn't find the ones I had already. Thank you so much for your book and the ideas in it. I dread to think what things would be like without them.

Thanks to Penelope.
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8. Extra Help

Are you tired of the never-ending clutter?
The Organizing Mastery program has helped many people get rid of clutter for good.
It is done through a weekly virtual program that’s hands-on and gets results.
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9. 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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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.
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