Tuesday, February 9, 2016

AWARENESS and INSIGHTS



If you are kinetically and tactically oriented, go to model homes or the houses of friends who ave 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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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.

Image result for look through a binocular

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

Whenever 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?

I've Got to Get Rid of This Stuff!


If “I want to get rid of it but I just can’t” sounds like you 
and if you are ready to change, this ebooklet 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 $5.00. 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.

Print a copy of the Part 2 Reminders and How-To's today 
if you do not already have a copy.
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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.