3 Areas to Organize in the New Year!

January 12, 2010

Did you know it was National Get Organized Month?  I didn’t until I read Simplified Bee’s blog.  And in thinking about it, it makes sense.  I remember my mother and Oma used to call it spring cleaning. According to Wikipedia, spring cleaning: “…refers to the yearly act of cleaning a house from top to bottom which would take place in the first warm days of the year typically in spring, hence the name. However it has also come to be synonymous with any kind of heavy duty cleaning or organizing enterprise. A person who gets their affairs in order before an audit or inspection could be said to be doing some spring cleaning.”

Why do I believe that organization is so important?     Between our busy lives and all the change in our world, the more organized we are the easier it is to  move through change and  keep on track in our daily lives.  I actually like getting organized, on all levels, at the beginning of the year rather in than in the spring.  For one thing, it feels like a fresh start.  For another, the beginning of the year tends to be slower for me then the spring. Plus, winter, by nature of the season, is a time for introspection and staying indoors.  What better way to spend our time then organizing so that when we are busy our lives are easier.  Here are some areas to organize as we enter this new year…

  1. De-clutter, De-clutter, De-clutter…As I talk about with energetics of space™, everything has a vibration and it is ALL tied together.  If your space is cluttered, chances are your mind is cluttered, and if there is no empty space there is no room for something new to come in. From a new piece of furniture to a new client to an new idea, there needs to be room for the new to come in!  This is true for both our homes and our place of business as well as our person.
  2. De-tox…as we clutter up our environment over time, so to do we clutter up our body.  There are many diets and programs out there to help us.  One of my favorites (yes, I actually did do this one and found it easy and quite delicious) is the Goop de-tox.   I find that a de-tox at the beginning of the year jump starts healthy eating habits and gives my liver a chance to rest after the fun holiday season where all bets were off.
  3. De-Stress…while the holidays can be fun, they are never-the-less stressful.  I find the winter to be a great time to be quiet, introspective and meditative, all of which help me to re-set my de-stress habits.  There are many simple tips to de-stress, just pick one that works for you!

I hope this helps jumpstart your new year.  I would love to hear from you…what you do to keep yourself and your life organized?

Happy New Year!

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”…Unknown

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