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Category: Organization

10 Tips to do NOW

  1. Clear your computer’s desktop.
  2. Clean out your cookbooks of unwanted ones for donating.
  3. Clean out your medicine cabinets.
  4. Dump out the junk drawers, toss stuff, organize and clean out.
  5. Clean your makeup brushes.
  6. Organize your work bag.
  7. Organize your purse.
  8. Organize and clean out your wallet.
  9. Do the dishes and put them away.
  10. Fold laundry for 10 minutes.


10 Tips to do NOW

  1. Write down your next grocery list.
  2. Write your top 10 to do’s down.
  3. Do a brain dump.
  4. Write 2-3 thank you notes.
  5. Start a bucket list.
  6. Do 10 minutes of stretching.
  7. Clean a toilet.
  8. Clean shower/bathtub
  9. Sweep/Mop (x) room
  10. Clean the top of the stove.

Make your Goals Happen

The Right Approach –

Most people will never achieve their goals, simply because their approach is to try and then give up as soon as it starts to get challenging.

Most people don’t want to do any learning, growing, or changing – let along all three.

If you’ve got a goal and you find yourself momentarily stuck – check yourself and your approach.

Are you willing to learn, grown and change?

Showing Up –

Successful living is about learning to balance your life out.

Everything you are and experience in your life is a direct result from your approach. Your approach to life is essentially your decision about what you believe to be true and how you go about your life.

Be consistent with your approach to life.

Show up, put the effort in and get your approach lined up.

Your habits don’t begin with your actions, they begin with the decisions you make and think about, agree with and reinforce every day.

Your actions need to align with your decision and thinking process – consistently.

The level of consistency you apply also makes a difference.

Expectation –

What you expect to receive in life is what you experience in life.

It doesn’t matter what you say out loud or do in action, it is the energy behind it that determines the results.

Positive Affirmations:

  • It is easy and natural for me to (your desired goal outcome, who will you be and what will you be doing)
  • (Action step for your goal) is easy for me to learn, be and do.
  • I am willing to learn, grown, and change along the way, as I (Your goal)
  • I am (positive description) and (2nd positive description) (your desired outcome)
  • I feel the relief and joy viscerally.
  • I am free to (Who you want to become)
  • I talk about (You with goal achieved) in a large, appreciative way.
  • It is easy for me to attract (your desired results)
  • Everything and everyone for what I want is lined up and rolling in.
  • My confidence shines every time I (action that relates to your goal.
  • I feel good doing (activities relating to your goal)
  • I courageously (activities relating to your goal)
  • I feel good doing (Activities relation to your goal)
  • I courageously (activities relating to your goal)


Approach + Consistency +Expectation = Goal Achieved



10 Practical Tips to Do NOW

  1. Wipe down and disinfect door knobs in your home.
  2. Wipe down baseboards in your home.
  3. Make a pro’s/con’s list for that big thing you have been debating.
  4. Make a meal plan for the week.
  5. Plan your next date night
  6. Think about and write down what the next 5 years look like. What will be different?
  7. Gather up all your loose change and start a change jar – what is your goal for that jar?
  8. Change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
  9. Wipe down and disinfect all the light switches.
  10. Go drop off all your donated items.

10 Practical Tips to Do NOW


  1. Clear the junk space in (x) room
  2. Clear off the counter in (x) room
  3. Set up files for your home office.
  4. Clean up your computer files. (This will help speed up your computer)
  5. Remove 5 items from your closet and or dresser to donate.
  6. Remove 5 items from your cosmetics or jewelry that you don’t use anymore.
  7. Read a self improvement book for a minimum of 10 minutes a day.
  8. If you have kids pick 5 toys to donate.
  9. Pick out a pair of shoes to donate.
  10. Clean out your kitchen food pantry. Toss any expired items, and organize.

Business – Life Tip Thursday

Focus on 1 thing at a time. “He who chases 2 rabbits catches none!”

Eliminate distractions – ex social media, open door, tv on etc.

  • Purposefully eliminate distractions
  • Be strategic about phone notifications.

Take some time out to calm your mind.

  • Clean up and wrap up details. What task can you finish up so it isn’t hanging over your head anymore?


Organization – Part 2

Organization – Part 2

Going a little deeper into how we can become best organized.

  • Picking certain days and times that we are going to do the goals that we had set out for us. So this may look like specific time blocking where we say on “Monday” from 9-10am I am going to the gym. Every Monday. OR general time blocking on Mondays from 8-10am I am working on emails, and return business phones call.
  • Being proactive and setting up these times will help you to stay focused and realize there is a light at the end of your tunnel for whatever you are working on.
  • When looking at how you want to be organized and looking at your calendar specifically it is good to set yourself up with some standards as to what you want your day/calendar/life to look like. How do these line up with your organizational goals?
  • Lastly, when organizing your life do what you can to automate as much as possible, so you can have the time to work on the things that are most important.


Blessings, Laura

Organization – Part One

Organization seems to be the one thing that so many of us want in your lives, but just keep grasping for and almost always falling out of reach.

Below I have a few tips for you on how to get it, and keep it going.

Start by making goals for the areas of your life that are important to you.

For me those areas are:

  • My mind (Spirituality)
  • My body
  • My family and lastly
  • My relationships with others

You may laugh a little at that last one but its important to know where you want to go with certain people in your life. Re-evaluating relationships is never a bad thing, having goals for those relationships is even better.

Secondly, a routine! Creating a routine that you can actually follow is so important to making organization happen in your life.

Without a routine things are chaotic and generally not organized. ;o)

Thirdly, see if you can find an accountability partner that you can share these organization plans, goals and dreams with. Someone that will daily, or weekly check in with you and see or hear about what is happening and what things look like. Note: You want some regularity in your check-ins with your partner. Otherwise you can laps, or get sloppy faster then you realize.

One of the last things that I want to talk about with organization is choosing a few things each day 2 or 3 to start that will help you to reach your organization ideal. These should be the first few things you do every morning before anything else is done!

Welcome to your journey of Organization!

I’d love to hear what some of your thoughts and ideas are on how you get started, how you conquer, and how you grow in organization!

Till next time –


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Next Monday we will be doing part 2 of the series on organization!

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