Did you know that a daily routine that directs your day and leaves you organized with lots of free time to be spontaneous and play, is filled with good habits? It’s kind of obvious, isn’t it? Of course the opposite is true too.
A day that lacks a collection of good habits and is filled with a bunch of bad ones will leave you frustrated and pooped at the end of the day. But once you’ve established a daily routine filled with good habits, you’ll see how fun and easy it is to be organized.
Once you see how making a good habit is so easy (it just takes time), you can handle more than one new habit at a time.
Baby stepping into change is good, but there comes a time when you have to grow up, if you intend to thrive. Once a bird learns how to fly, it flies; it doesn’t flutter and flop around for years complaining to its flock that it struggles to fly.
If you’ve told me or Flylady you’re fluttering, it’s time to stop it and find out what’s wrong with your wings. I can tell you, most likely your wings are fine, it’s what’s in your head that needs changing. There are thoughts you’ve collected in your life that have become habitual thoughts and they’re the ones that wear you down and keep you from succeeding. They are thoughts you’ve thought so often you don’t even realize you’re thinking them.
Here’s the deal, any thought you think long enough, becomes a belief. Those of my readers who believe they have to struggle to get organized are right; because once you believe something it’s true for you! But what if you changed your belief? What if you started a new thought, I love how fun it is to be organized.
When you start thinking that thought (I love how fun it is to be organized), it’ll only be a matter of time that it’ll be installed as a belief. You can’t just think the new thought once or twice or even all day long for one day, you have to keep thinking it until it becomes a routine thought and that takes approximately 21 days!
I believe the reason our book, Sidetracked Home Executives: from pigpen to paradise is still so popular with disorganized women, is because it speaks directly to the talented and gifted, loving, caring, creative part of each woman, not the disorganized part.The disorganized part is minimal! There are millions of successful women who are disorganized and they’ve learned to get help in that area. They've learned to delegate, it’s that simple.
Start thinking, “I love how fun it is to be organized.” Write it on 3x5 cards and put them in places where you’ll bump into them as a reminder of your new thought. Whatever circumstance you’re in today, good or bad, it is the result of your habitual thoughts and when you want to change a circumstance, do you see that to get to a different circumstance you’ll need to change your habitual thinking?
The only thing that stands in the way of what you want is your negative thinking. You’re the only one who can remove the habit of thinking those thoughts that aren’t serving you. Begin today and refuse to allow anyone, including yourself, to cause you to doubt your ability to succeed.
The other biggest element that's keeping you from being organized is clutter. You cannot organize clutter! Here's a free chapter from my latest book The Joy of Being Disorganized that addresses just that. It's called, "There Arose Such a Clutter."
P.S. If you're serious about decluttering this blog will help you!