Organizing Possibilities
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 9:18AM
Linda Samuels in Possibility Thinking, Smead, challenges, clutter, fall, focus, home, mind clutter, organized, possibilities, space, thoughts, time

With fall in full swing, inspiration abounds with shifting colors and temperatures. Change is all around us, which sets the mood for possibilities. Have you been struggling with getting organized and thinking about possibilities?

In a recent interview I had with my friend, John Hunt for Smead's Season 2 “Keeping You Organized” series, we talked about the three essentials for staying organized: thoughts, time and space. If one or more of these challenges you, keep reading. You might find just what you need to move forward. You can watch the full interview at the bottom of this post.

 

Thoughts

“Clutter is anything we don’t need, want or use that takes our time, energy, or space and destroys our serenity.”

- Clutterers Anonymous

When our mind is cluttered, it’s hard to feel organized. Doing brain downloads, inviting distractions, or changing scenery, are a few strategies for uncluttering and organizing the mind.

 

Time

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”

- Michael Altshuler

Time keeps ticking. We keep living. It’s how we manage the time we have that makes us feel organized or not. Be aware of overscheduling, ambitious list making, and not focusing.

 

Space

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”

- Bruce Lee

When our spaces are filled with things that don’t support who we are or what we’re doing, we feel disorganized. Reclaiming control, reducing physical clutter, and creating homes for the things that are “home worthy” all contribute to feeling organized in our environments.

 

For more details, please watch the video.

 

 

What possibilities do you see? What organizing areas are challenging for you? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Come join the conversation.

 

 

Article originally appeared on The Other Side of Organized by Linda Samuels (http://theothersideoforganized.com/).
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