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It Always Feels Good When You’ve Eliminated Excess

By |2023-11-08T12:53:49-06:00November 8th, 2023|Categories: Purging, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , , , |

You know that feeling in the morning that you get after you’ve eliminated, meaning after you poop, which is excess. Yep, I said it, poop! Like the commercial says, everyone does it. Although not everyone has eliminated the excess of the things that cause them discomfort, if they did that regularly, they would probably have that same feeling mentioned above every time. There are many things in your life that can cause excess, it comes in tangible and intangible items. The tangible items are physical items that you can touch that turn into clutter when you don’t have a home [...]

To Get Things Done, Ask Yourself, What Will I do?

By |2023-10-09T12:02:31-05:00October 11th, 2023|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , , |

Understanding what you will do determines how much you will get done at any given time. This is something that you learn about yourself over time. It’s also something you need to reevaluate as you get older as things and circumstances change. So, what do I mean by the question what will I do? You know yourself better than anyone does.  You know what makes you tick.  You know what your capabilities are, both physically and mentally.  You also know what you will and won’t do, so ask yourself what will I do? I understand it’s a pretty broad category [...]

The Benefits of Something to Look Forward to

By |2023-09-13T13:34:40-05:00September 20th, 2023|Categories: Focus, Health Benefits, Motivation, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , , , , , |

Having something to look forward to can benefit us in multiple ways. Days, weeks, months, and even years can drag on with activities of daily life when there’s nothing planned that we enjoy, that would make us happy, or accomplishments that we celebrate. Think about it in terms of our life’s journey. There will of course be ups and downs, but focusing on the positive things and events can help us get through the not-so-positive things that happen along the way. Positive life events such as graduating from high school or college, getting married, having a baby, retirement, coffee with [...]

Pros and Cons of Subscription Services and Products

By |2023-09-11T11:04:22-05:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , |

I’ve often wondered how subscription services and products affect us in the long term. I’m not a big fan but I do have a couple of subscription services that I enjoy. There are so many different types of services and products that fall into this category. Of course, there were always magazine subscriptions, where a new paper magazine would magically appear in our mailbox every month or so. That still happens today, but there is now another option in terms of digital magazine subscriptions that a lot of people prefer. A newer subscription service that has become popular is for [...]

Stick to a Schedule to Relieve Stress

By |2023-08-14T12:03:14-05:00August 16th, 2023|Categories: Reduce Stress|Tags: , , , , |

When you stick to a schedule you relieve stress whether you are aware of it or not. Think about it, I’ll wait. It makes sense, doesn’t it? That is if you have already created one, that’s key.  If not, here’s a post I wrote some time ago that talks about scheduling tasks to accomplish goals. The main goal being to relieve stress. What needs to be scheduled, you may ask, well, everything! Everything you do needs to be documented in some way with dates and times included in the documentation which makes up a schedule.  Some examples are shown in [...]

How Organization & Productivity Correlates to Your Health

By |2023-07-26T12:30:26-05:00July 26th, 2023|Categories: Health Benefits|Tags: , , , , , |

In other posts I have consistently wrote about how clutter causes stress, and that is just one way that organization correlates to your health. Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your health and what we are all trying to manage, or should be. Eliminating, or better yet, avoiding clutter build up is a great way to manage stress. A good time management skillset allows us to be productive which falls into the category of organization. Getting a lot done is productive and the definition of productive according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is, ‘yielding results, benefits, or profits’. An example [...]

Letting Go Due to The Reality of Your Situation

By |2023-07-18T12:09:27-05:00July 19th, 2023|Categories: Decluttering|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Letting go of things is not easy for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. For some reason, it seems like the older we get the harder it is to let go of things. I find this issue a lot when downsizing older adults. It may be that as we get older, we get set in our ways and change becomes more difficult for us. The most popular reason with difficulty letting go of things seems to be for sentimental reasons. It may be an item that is broken and has outlived its usefulness, but if it was [...]

How to Organize Digital Photos For Easy Access

By |2023-06-27T16:08:31-05:00June 28th, 2023|Categories: Photos|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you have a ton of digital photos on your phone or maybe your computer? Can you easily find a specific photo? If so, then you most likely have them safely secured and efficiently organized and that’s great! If not, you may want to continue reading… A few years back I wrote a blog post with tips for organizing printed photos. If you didn’t see it, you can read it here.  The process used to organize printed photos is the same, however, there is a difference. Printed photos can be physically moved around, whereas digital photos cannot. They can be [...]

Tips to Stay Organized For Your Summer Vacation

By |2023-06-12T10:57:43-05:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is the time of year when a summer vacation is just what we need to relax, refresh, have fun and make some wonderful memories. Whether you’re leaving on a jet plane, road tripping or having a staycation, organization plays an important role to ensure that you have a stress-free, fun-filled summer vacation. Making some decisions with those involved is the first step to creating a plan to avoid stress and ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience.  You may want to do some research for options, whether you know or don’t know yet where you want to spend your summer [...]

6 Things To Consider That Will Help Prioritize Maintenance Tasks

By |2023-05-25T12:52:19-05:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , , |

When you prioritize maintenance tasks, you can save money, avoid service interruptions and potential catastrophes. Anyone that owns a vehicle of any type or a home, understands that there will be ongoing maintenance tasks of these items, or their parts. Nothing lasts forever. Typically, we prioritize tasks based on urgency, but when you prioritize maintenance tasks, they may or may not be urgent. It may be that you didn’t keep up with a maintenance schedule which now creates a sense of urgency, and that is what you want to avoid. Maintenance tasks are an important part of keeping your home [...]

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