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Ask Yourself: Is This the Best You Can Do?

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Do you ever ask yourself, Is this the best you can do? I do. If I’m stuck and feeling frustrated with a project, I sometimes throw my hands up in disgust and ask myself, Is this the best you can do? When the answer is, no, I give myself a little talking to, think about my purpose, and keep on working. Hopefully the answer is, yes and I give myself permission to stop, reward myself, and walk away. Since I am a professional organizer, I’m talking about organizing projects. What does the best you can do mean? Doing your best…

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How to Make Your Day a Success When Your Plan Fails

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We’ve all been there, I’m sure. You make a plan for the day. You know exactly what you’re doing and then something happens. Your plan fails. You have to throw your plan out the window. When this happens, you have a couple of choices. You can wallow in despair or you can shift gears and make your day a success anyway. The choice is yours. This exact thing happened to me this week. I made a plan to get something done and arrived at the appointment on time but the person who was working with me arrived almost 3 hours…

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5 Concepts to Rightsize Your Life & Live Better

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 Today I’m talking about how to rightsize your life and the top 5 concepts to look at when you start this process. Now, rightsizing is different from downsizing. Downsizing means exactly what you think. When you downsize you reduce the size of your house and naturally what it contains. When you rightsize you might be moving to a smaller or larger house depending on your lifestyle or the needs of your family. To rightsize your life, you look at the various aspects of your life that take up space. Are you giving enough time and attention to them? Are you…

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Boundaries Can Create Better Balance in Your Life

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Boundaries as in rules or fences can be helpful in determining what can and can’t be done or where you can or can’t go. Today I want to think about using boundaries as limits to gain better control over the different aspects of your life and thus work towards better balance in your life. Recently I was listening to the news and heard that many people are complaining that they are working way too many hours because they are working from home. There’s no limit to their workday. It spills over into the time they would normally be relaxing at…

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Set Yourself Up for Success & Accomplish Your Goals

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Everyone, from the youngest among us to the oldest, wants to feel successful and to accomplish their goals. An unspoken goal for the incredibly young might be to roll over. For someone a little older accomplishing a perfect score on a spelling test might be a goal. As we age our goals become more complex and generally require we complete mini-goals along the way before accomplishing the stated goal. It is rare that someone intentionally sets themselves up for failure so why is it that so many of us have trouble accomplishing our goals? I do not have all the…

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How to Be Responsible

By Be A Better Version Of You, How to Organize Your Life Blog

A few decades ago, the expression “helicopter parents” became part of our everyday language. When I was a primary school teacher, my colleagues and I used this expression to describe the parents who did everything (and I mean everything) for their children. These children did not learn how to be responsible because their parents were always hovering smoothing their way. The helicopter parents made sure the children had their schoolwork, their lunch, and anything they needed to support after school activities. If by chance something was left at home, one or the other parent would rush back to school with…

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