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Get Organized to Relax and Enjoy Your Life

Posted by Pam Young

Aug 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

Because this blog has nothing to do with how to get organized, and everything to do with having fun and relaxing, there's a habit to establish at the end for those who want the organizing kind of information today.

Being organized has many facets and one of those is one we SHEs (Sidetracked Home Executives) are familiar with because it has to do with our creativity. Besides having fun comes naturally, although it can be squelched by overloaded work to be done.

 

When we’re organized, we make time to have fun on a routine basis. SHEs who get organized get to play way more than SHEs who are disorganized. BOs (born organized) have a hard time playing in the first place, because there’s always work to be done.

We SHEs are creative and it’s that creativity that recharges our energy, just like a good nap does. My youngest daughter, Joanna, has found a wonderful way to relax and play with her artistic gift. 

It all started with a Face Book page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1194501230583751/ and this comment on the page:  

 

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What is Your Problem?

Posted by Pam Young

Aug 3, 2017 5:09:00 AM

 

 

Why do you think you have a problem with being organized? Has the problem been with you for as long as you can remember? Could it be genetic? Does it seem to you some people are just born organized and some aren't, and you're one that isn't and you wish you were? 

There seems to be a pill for everything and there is one for SHEs (Sidetracked Home Executives), but you don't need to take it, when you decide to get organized just enough to please you. In this blog you'll go on a trip to a place where you'll get organized enough to keep your personal path to joy swept regularly.

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Baby Step Your Way to Success

Posted by Pam Young

Jun 2, 2017 6:54:57 PM

 

No More All or Nothing at All


There's a huge difference between a drastic transformation and change that takes place as gracefully and gradually as a baby turns into a toddler. But when we're fed up with our old ways we tend to want an instant fix. That's what impatience is all about.

Take weight for example, we want the weight to come off faster than we put it on. We get frustrated with a loss of just one pound in a week, yet if we gained a pound a week, we'd gain 50 pounds in a year. I don't know anyone who's done that and you probably don't either. 

 

As SHEs we tend to have that notion: All or nothing at all. When we want to get organized usually we've come to a place where every room is laced with chaos. When we decide to fix our finances it's when the power's been shut off or we max a few credit cards and sink into financial depression. When we want to lose weight it's usually because we've let it go so long that it has our attention. We're not like the frog that stays in the water as it's heated to boiling and cooks to death, instead, we schlep along until we snap.

To do, or to be?

 

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Sidetracked Home Executives now Available on Kindle!

Posted by Pam Young

Apr 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM

 

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Sidetracked Home Executives is Available on Kindle!

Posted by Pam Young

Apr 2, 2017 1:26:23 PM

 

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What is a SHE?

Posted by Pam Young

Mar 13, 2017 5:01:00 AM


This blog is brought to you by Sidetracked Home Executives: from pigpen to paradise! It explains why a SHE is called a SHE:

 

When my sister and I started teaching our system for getting organized, we knew we wanted to name it something catchy. We loved the thought of calling ourselves "Home Executives." We knew we'd never be home executives like our BO (Born Organized) mom who ironed Dad's underwear, baked everything from scratch, kept her high school figure and "freshened up" fifteen minutes before our dad came home from work every night. We didn't care to be THAT organized. We just wanted to be organized enough to have clean, cozy, happy homes.

We liked the sound of SHE and since we had the HE part, all we needed was the "S." The "S" would have to be an adjective to describe the kind of HEs we were. So what kind of Home Executives were we? Scummy didn't describe us; we weren't sloppy, shifty, sneaky, skittish, sassy or stupid either. (Great names for another clan of dwarfs, but not for us.)

One day we were on our way to teach our first class and we went under a railroad bridge and I squealed, "SIDETRACKED"! My sister was driving and she almost ran off the road!

"Sidetracked, where, what?"

"Our "S" word," I beamed.

"Our "S" word?"

"Yeah, for our company name."

"Oh, that "S" word! Hmm, sidetracked, I like that.

"Yeah it's a word that implies temporary."

"And fixable," she added.

Sidetracked: normal, temporary, fixable

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Disorganized? You're Right Where You're Supposed to Be

Posted by Pam Young

Feb 6, 2017 5:33:00 AM

 

Once you accept your circumstances as being alright, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong to want to improve. When you're troubled by being disorganized, it can be exciting to know you can get organized if you really want to. If I could get organized, anyone can! The urge to change something for the better is why you're reading this blog. Be grateful you have the ability to change. Be grateful for your circumstances and know that as you change them you'll learn more about YOU. You'll grow in self-respect and love for the awesome woman you are. Once you're organized just enough to please you, you’ll look back on your old circumstances and thank God for them because you'll have gotten to know yourself better.

In my latest book,"The Joy of Being Disorganized" you'll learn about all the famous people who were successful in spite of their disorganized natures. Your path to self improvement has to be your own personal path. You can get ideas from others, but ultimately your successes will come because you end up doing it your way. Take how you fall asleep as an example. If you're a good faller asleeper, your methods won't work for everyone. My procedure for falling asleep is unique to only me. If I tried to impose my falling asleep techniques on you I would be remiss. Only you can figure out the best way to fall asleep (that goes for getting organized too).

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Plan to Get Organized? Keep it a Secret

Posted by Pam Young

Jan 25, 2017 5:20:00 AM

 

 

When I got organized in the late seventies, I decided to keep my “project” a secret from my husband, kids, parents and best friend. I’d read that when you want to make an important transitional change in your life, keep it to yourself and wait for “them” to come to you and say, “What’s happened to you?” or ”You seem happier and you’re always on time lately, what’s up?”

What I discovered by keeping my mouth shut on my plans was I had more energy! There was a certain excitement in “my secret.” Also, those closest to us have heard us talk about needing to change, wanting to change and planning to change, so to make a chronic announcement, “This year, I’m going to get organized,” “lose weight” or “budget and get out of debt,” your friends and family are liable to say, “Yeah, sure Martha, what’s new?”

I also think there is power in sharing your intentions with those who have the same goal. I’m so thankful for the platform I've been able to create so we can help each other and share our triumphs as well as our failings. I’m just talking about keeping it a secret from our loved ones, until they start seeing results.

 

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Get Organized to Relax and Have Fun!

Posted by Pam Young

Sep 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM

 

Because this blog has nothing to do with getting and staying organized, and everything to do with having fun and relaxing, there's a habit to establish at the end for those who want that kind of information today.

Being organized has many facets and one of those is one we SHEs (Sidetracked Home Executives) are familiar with because it has to do with our creativity. Besides having fun comes naturally, although it can be squelched by overloaded work routines.

 

When we’re organized, we make time to have fun on a routine basis. SHEs who get organized get to play way more than SHEs who are disorganized. BOs (born organized) have a hard time playing in the first place, because there’s always work to be done.

 

We SHEs are creative and it’s that creativity that recharges our energy, just like a good nap does. My youngest daughter, Joanna, has found a wonderful way to relax and play with her artistic gift.

It all started with a Face Book page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1194501230583751/ and this comment on the page:  

 

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