Thursday THINK

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THINK:

Does your “STUFF” support your life goals?  

                                       Or is it the other way around??

Decluttering, isn’t just about getting your desk and closet in order. It’s about relieving yourself of all the stuff you’re hanging onto from past careers, relationships, and unfinished business.

WHAT’S BEHIND ALL THE CLUTTER? 037f39b6c5fb8e939fa4f13042818a17

There are myriad reasons we keep stuff. You might get around to reading that fat stack of old New Yorker’s one day, or lose 30 pounds and fit into those unworn pants hanging in your closet. But the reality is that we hang onto far more objects than we need, and, instead of motivating us, they become talismans of guilt and shame. 

We also hold onto stuff with the rationalization that we might need it one day. It’s easy enough to hide the things you don’t use or need in the back of a closet or cabinet. But after a while, all those things pile up and you cannot ignore them.

How many items do you need to hold onto before it starts controlling your life?

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LET YOUR GOALS SHAPE YOUR ORGANIZING

Organizing your physical space around the goals you want to achieve will naturally start to declutter your space. Think of a goal you want to achieve and come up with three action steps you can take to get closer to that goal. Prioritizing what you want to get done will allow you to organize your space in a way that makes those goals more tangible.

DON’T GET BOGGED DOWN BY UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Another important step: being ruthlessly honest with yourself about what you really need to get done and what you’re just fooling yourself about.

Staying organized often means keeping your brain from going haywire with distractions. Each morning—type out or write down all the things on your mind that you know you need to get done that day.  Another important step: being ruthlessly honest with yourself about what you really need to get done and what you’re just fooling yourself about.

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Organizing goals in check

Please share any revelations and ideas that help you know what stuff supports your goals.

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