Thursday, October 27, 2016


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The secret to success is making very small, yet very consistent, changes but sometimes a giant leap forward does wonders as well.



New Ideas for Today
  1. Message of the Day - NO EASY WAY
  2. Did You Know?
  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 - PRIORITIES
  8. More Info

1. Message of the Day


"Life is difficult" are the first three words in the book, The Road Less Traveled. Those of us who are Messies can say a hearty "Amen" to that. Living with mess is hard and getting rid of it seems harder still.

Accept the fact that there is no easy way out of this. You will have to put forth effort that will tire you. You will have to do drudge work of moving and toting things. Worst of all, you will have to make hard decisions to discard beloved items. You will have to stress your brain to decide where to store what you keep.

And you will have to change your habits of behavior. Like putting things up immediately as you finish with them, of straightening as you go, of not letting messes begin. You will have to deny yourself things that charm you for the moment but bring disorder in the long run.

Life will be harder if we do not accept the fact we cannot make changes easily. But with more effort and more discipline, we will find a life of order, beauty, and harmony we had never dreamed existed.

2. Did You Know?


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3. Habit of the Day


Gather ten things to give away. Scoot them out of the house (preferably to the nearest charity) ASAP. If you can't get them  to the charity today, put them in the car to be dropped off next trip or store them in the garage to be picked up by the charity.

4. 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 clear the table and clean the kitchen together.

In our family, we hang up the towels neatly after bathing.

Today's family game plan focus

5. Quote of the Day

"I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand, instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail."

Henry David Thoreau
Philosopher, author

We have too much, do too much, keep too much, love too much, buy too much. Let us give ourselves the gift of simplicity. What can you eliminate from your life?

6. Question of The Day

A while back, we asked whether you had any projects that needed to be started in order to solve problems that have held on too long. But today the question is whether you can name just one boring, half- finished project that needs to be 
completed. Look around and spy just one thing. Tell us what you see and will start to tackle.

Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady.

7. From the Trenches


The order of prioritizing has to be, SELF, FAMILY, OTHERS. Years ago I heard (from the La Leche League) that the best way to implement prioritizing is NEEDS BEFORE WANTS. Keep these two principles in mind and you'll be all set. You need to take care of yourself first, because if you don't, you won't have 
energy help anyone else. So in effect, taking care of your needs is taking care of others.

Family is next, for obvious reasons, but it's so easy to cast them aside because "they'll understand" while you go help out your neighbors. You must get in the habit of realistically assessing your needs and your family's needs and then figuring out how much energy you have left to give others. Then, once you've given all that you've had left over you're going to have to learn to be hard-hearted and say no. Of course you'll do this in a polite and friendly manner. "Oh, I really wish that I could, but I'm sorry, I really can't." No excuse is needed although if you wish you may mention some other things that you have to take care of. Most people will accept this except for the most persistent of pests 
neighbors. Those who are so rude as to insist that their needs come before yours don't deserve to have your help - they're not going to help you when you need them.

(Thanks to Betsy)

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!!! Do you have a copy posted 
Click here to print a copy of the daily Reminders and How-To's 


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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