Thursday, December 28, 2017

We have to be willing to make some changes in the
way we think if we are ever going to make permanent
changes in our houses.


Contents of New Ideas for Today
1. Did You Know?
2. Message of the Day - MAKING VOWS
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 - BUSINESS CARDS
8. More Info

1. Did You Know?

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 $5.00. The e-booklet will be sent to you via email.

2. Message of the Day


Are you succeeding in your program? If not, what change do you need to make? Maybe you should:

* Make a vow to yourself to move forward one more step. Set a deadline.

* To strengthen that vow further, plan to reward yourself when you take that step.

* Or further make a vow for a negative consequence if you don't take that step by your deadline. Consider something like giving money to a cause you dislike (something you really do not want to do) or not buying anything at all until you keep your vow to yourself.

These are not normal steps of the program. They are, however, techniques we can use in special circumstances when we are stuck and not moving forward in general or in one challenging area.

3. Habit of the Day

Commit for just this one day.


We Messies tend to use the Hansel and Gretel rule and leave a trail behind us, showing where we have been. The scouts have a rule that when you leave an area you should leave no trace that you have been there. That is the Leave No Trace rule. Which rule will you follow?

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 put things back where we got them right away.

In our family, we make our beds before we leave our room in the morning.

5. Quote of the Day

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

Vince Lombardi

Are you taking good care of yourself. Are you drinking enough water? Are you eating well, getting enough rest, tending to medical needs. Dear one, please stop and focus on whether you are so tired because you need to take better care of yourself.

6. Question of the Day

Do you have a spot in your life where you are stuck? If so, what vow will you make? Are you willing to share that with us and report on how it works out?

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

7. From the Trenches

I have a small album specifically for business cards which I got from an office supply store. Each page has room for 4 business cards (8 if you put them back to back) which go into clear plastic sleeves like a photo album. I have a page which contains cards from the doctors I go to, one for the vets for my cats, a page with cards from the plumber, electrician, furnace people & cable company, about 3 for cards from our favorite restaurants so we can make reservations or call up for delivery, I even have my sisters' business cards from where they work so I can call them during working hours if necessary, and one with my boss' work phone, home phone, and cell phone number if I need to call in. It sits right next to my telephone and has been quite handy. I add updated or new cards as I get them and very seldom do I lack for an important phone number. If I don't have a card I cut out a card sized piece of paper and just write down the information. I like the business cards better than just writing the addresses and phone numbers in an address book because they often list office/open hours, e-mail addresses, and websites. (Thanks to Aleen)

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"


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."

24 © Sandra Felton 2010

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

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