The “E” in me

 

                      The “E”ntrepreneur in me:

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Thursday THINK…

 

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We want to get organized and reduce stress, but the truth is that our stress is keeping us from getting organized! Once we take that step to get organized we will be taking steps to reduce stress. Feeling “stressed” is a common complaint these days – in fact, many people have started to think of stress as an unavoidable part of life.

Before we actually get organized let’s stop and think about how many of your “stressors” are rooted in poor organizational habits. Disorganization puts tremendous pressure on both the mind and the body – and just taking the time to organize your life can lift a great weight off of your shoulders.

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Take a few minutes to examine your life and see where you might be able to make some of these adjustments:

  • Clear Out Some Clutter

  • Learn How To Say No

  • Deal With New Paperwork Right Now

  • Plan Your Day The Night Before

  • Make Time For Yourself Every Day

**  PLEASE share in comments if and how your being organized is affected by stress?…and how you make less stress…… **

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T4T: De-Clutter Tip4Tuesday

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Try the One-Month Cardboard Box Test

Not sure what you use and what you don’t in your kitchen? Here is a tried and true way to find out. Empty the contents of your kitchen utensils drawer into a cardboard box. For one month, put a utensil back into the drawer only if you take it out of the box to use it. If it’s still in the box after four weeks—you don’t need it. Pass it on to charity.

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Prepare for National Random Acts of Kindness Day

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Observed on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness.

Although it isn’t such a bad idea or habit to make a practice of EVERY DAY, there is ONE DAY , a NATIONAL DAY, A Random Acts of Kindness Day and it is coming here in a few days on FEBRUARY 17th, 2017.

It is a favorite day to many, as people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness.  Not only is it special for the receiver, it also feels good as the doer!

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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
– Leo Buscaglia

Sometimes it’s the smallest act that makes the biggest impact, something as simple as saying please or thank you can turn a day around, and make a life seem that much better. Random Acts of Kindness Day encourages you to get out there and be the light you want to see in the world. Additionally, research has shown that the very act of doing something for someone else gives us a chemical high, a higher one, in fact, than if something had been done for us. There was a wise man who once shared a concept “Do not think of those who are in need, such as panhandlers, as seeking charity. They are, instead, providing a service. A service that allows you to get your fix of feel good while simultaneously paying someone for providing it.” It may be a bit more open-minded than some people are ready for, but it certainly helps bring things into light!

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How to celebrate Random Acts Of Kindness Day 
Random Acts of Kindness come in all forms, large and small, and how you choose to perform yours is entirely up to you. It can start with dropping a bit of change in the cup of the homeless person along the street, or considering the time of year, providing a warm blanket to see them through. You could take a friend out to lunch, for no other reason than that they’re your friend. See someone looking down? Drop a hot coffee or tea on their desk with a smile, and tell them to have a great day. Even just smiling at someone and telling them to have a good day could have a profound impact. On Random Acts of Kindness Day, help yourself by helping others, the smile on their face and yours will prove it’s all worth it.

Leave a COMPLIMENT Note for a friend, family member or co-worker…

Set a jar of pennies for wishes next to a fountain…

Hold the door for the person behind  going in or the person going out….

….and PLEASE SHARE IN COMMENTS how you shared a RAK!

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Make a Dramatic & Immediate Impact!

Donate Your Car to a Veteran, Struggling Family

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Thursday ‘THINK’….

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It’s Thursday….and it’s time to ‘THINK’…

Which room(s) is the MOST difficult to keep ORGANIZED and CLUTTER-FREE?

 

EXTRA CREDIT:

In general, how hard is it to keep each room in your house ORGANIZED and FREE of CLUTTER,   on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being hardest. (Share in Comments)

 

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PMo SUGGESTS:  

De-cluttering your life is not just about getting rid of things; it’s about reimagining your life processes and improving them to make your day-to-day easier.

Cleaning your home can be a tedious task and procrastinating only makes matters worse. Set up a schedule to clean a part of the house each day rather than saving it all up for your weekend. (Watch for posts to follow with Cleaning Schedule ideas and tips)

Preparing in advance is a great way to avoid stress while helping you feel prepared and confident for any situation. Consider packing your bag the night before work. Your morning will go much smoother and any miscellaneous life “clutter” won’t derail you since you’ve already prepared.

Meal planning has several benefits. By setting the menu before shopping, you avoid unnecessary purchases at the grocery store. Prepping your lunch for the week is just as helpful as packing your bag the night before.

Buy an alarm clock and leave your cell phone in another room at night. Studies show screen time before bed is double trouble. Not only does it make it more challenging to fall asleep, it affects how sleepy and alert you are the next day.1

Aim to be wherever you are going 10 minutes early. This small window of extra time helps you prepare and avoid feeling rushed or overwhelmed.

**Watch for posts to follow with the TOPIC:**  DAILY and WEEKLY Cleaning Schedules to make your day to day easier.

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