Now is the perfect time to check back with your goals, dreams, and hopes for the year. Pick one you will devote time, effort, and resources to achieving in the next four months.

. Its a time to be thankful; to recognize and to cherish the good things in your life. I would like to suggest that you start out this month by taking the time to appreciate what is already working in your life. Take a moment now and think about what is helping you stay organized.

An active mind is a common cause of clutter and overwhelm: A passion for learning, a wide variety of interests & hobbies, great ideas, & overflowing creativity. Strategies to use.

Before you jump into that project, let’s make sure you have set yourself up for success and completion. You can do this by reviewing the Six Stages of Getting Organized. These six stages apply to most any organizing project, whether you’re clearing that spare storage room (aka guest bedroom) to create an office, or decluttering the living room, organizing the kitchen shelves, cleaning out the garage, or tackling that pile of papers.

The third stage of organizing is SORTING. I took months trying to decide if sorting came before letting go or after. It's necessary to see all that you have when you're trying to decide what to let go (Stage 2). But you also need to sort 'like with like' before you start to physically place or organize your things (Stage 4).

The second stage in getting organized (and working on your organizing project) is to LET GO of what doesn't work for you, what you no longer use or need, and especially what you no longer love.  Letting go is not just getting rid of things, it's about creating the space and the time and the energy for what you do want.

The first stage of organizing is CLARIFY. You need to get clear on what you really want and need before you start so you’ll end up where you want to be at the end of your organizing project

You may be procrastinating because you don't know where to start; you're scared of failing or even just trying; you may be worried that it won't be perfect; or maybe you feel overwhelmed with all you have to do. All are valid feelings, and here are ways that may help you move through your procrastination and accomplish what you really want.

Make it simple and easy. When you organize an area, ask "how easy will it be to maintain?" If putting something back in its place takes more than a few seconds...

Transition is the process of getting from one chapter of your life to the next chapter, or even a different book all together.  Sometimes the change that requires you to transform your life is expected and welcomed.  At other times, it blindsides you and you're left grasping for understanding.

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