This coaching email is my personal message for your personal change as you organize your house and life.
We are all working together and rooting for each other.
Together we are better.
And I'm very thankful for my readers.
Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®
Contents of New Ideas for Today
- Message of the Day - DELEGATE
- Habit of the Day
- Did You Know?
- Family Reminder of the Day
- Quote of the Day
- Question of the Day
- From the Trenches - BRAIN CLUTTER
- More Info
1. Message of the Day
The slogan, "You alone can do it, but you can't do it alone", usually applies to the support we get from one another in our groups, whether on line or local. But
it has another application, as well. Although the buck of accomplishing your goals does stop with you, and only you, don't try to carry all the burden of the work by yourself. You need to develop a program of delegating work to people around you. Look at your life and your responsibilities. Now consider what kind of help is available to you. Delegate to family or hire help or use services available in your area. It may mean you have to break old patterns of thinking and acting. You do your part to your utmost. But don't try to do everything by
2. Habit of the Day
Commit for just this one day.
FOLLOW THE RULE OF TEN(THROWAWAY THINGS)
Gather ten things to throw away even if it is only ten pieces of paper. Get them in the trash immediately.
3. Did you Know?
NEW and IMPROVED K.I.S.S. Flipper is available!
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
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 Flipper, so you will be
ready to start the day your Filpper arrives.
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 keep our closets and drawers neat.
In our family, we use the team concept. Each person does his part to support all.
5. Quote of the Day
The quote is: When we are authentic, when we keep our
spaces simple, simply beautiful living takes place.
Do you want simply beautiful living?
This quote tells you what to do to get it.
6. Question of the Day
Do you have enough support as you make your change? Do you need to seek out a Clutter Buddy either online or in your area? Perhaps this is the time to align yourself with someone in the Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady group who you can email privately for additional support.
If you have not joined that group, why not look into the group today? Perhaps it will help you in your journey. Just click on the link below and then click "Join this
group". After a making a few "identity choices" and a security step, you are in a new group! Use the search tool to locate a potential "Clutter Buddy".
Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady.
7. From the Trenches by a Thoughtful Messie
(Long but worth reading)
A Brain Clutter List - How to Get Things Done
A brain clutter list requires about 20 to 30 minutes of as uninterrupted time as you can muster. It is wonderful for getting things done. This list boils down to everything in your head that you think needs to be done immediately and long term. Just get a piece of paper and begin writing everything you think of that needs your attention. I used my PC ~ seems I go faster if I type it. You list
whatever comes to mind from the water bill to the laundry to the storm windows to the kitchen floor to paint your nails to shampoo the carpets to hang that picture to clean out that closet, to make out your will..., whatever.
ALL of it. Don't think in terms of today, tomorrow or next week. Just sit and begin listing everything you need to attend to! The minuscule tasks to the big tasks will come to mind, and you need to put them all down. JUST GET IT OUT OF YOUR BRAIN AND ON TO THE PAPER. You'll be amazed at what comes to mind. Don't let it overwhelm you. You are listing these things,
not getting up to worry over them and do them right now.
When you are done...breathe...breathe deep! Relax. This is so very important to relay to you! I highly suggest you don't really look at the list when you are one. Set it aside. Wait a day or two before doing step two.
Step two is looking at the things you wrote down and giving them some kind of time in your life. I work best if I don't try to "over-do" scheduling. The simpler the better for me or I get all caught up in the scheduling and I don't get
anything done. I use post-it notes and I slap one on each of the monthly
calendar pages from my main wall calendar. For instance, my porch needs to be stained. This has been on my mind forever. Well, I am finally putting it away in its proper place now. I will do that next April! Done and over with. I release that to April of the next year. And you know...I feel sooooooo much better about that particular task now and if I even begin to let the thought creep in that I will ... nope...That is in APRIL!! :)
Good, Very Good feeling!!!!
I think a brain clutter list is so refreshing! It helps me so much to GIVE certain things to the future so that I can zone in on the present. This acknowledgment of things and then the giving of them to a time later helps me relax about today. And if you whisper a prayer to the Lord about certain things that are really getting to your gut, He will indeed help you!
(Thanks for this helpful system.)
8. More Information
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 somewhere?
Click here to print a copy of the daily Reminders and How-To's
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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Sandra Felton, founder of Messies Anonymous.