I will have to learn to shut the door also. One of the hazards of my open-door management style is that people walk in all day, every day. Often with something in their hands. Replace, replenish, new standards for various items that have not yet lost their use. There are the sentimental things that represent what we have worked hard for. You know what it is like to move after you have lived in a house for a few years? You find things that make you ask, "what was I thinking when I decided it was THAT important to keep this?"
I am mirroring the same organizational approach in my personal spaces at home by focusing on a different area challenge each week. You can find the list by clicking on The 52 Week Challenge below. At home, I know it is so refreshing to find a solution to organize individual concerns that occur in particular spaces. The presented items below offer simple, inexpensive ways to bring about some order for the challenges on the list for these first few days of the year. I am ordering two of the recycle bag holders in preparation for the bathroom organization challenge that will eventually be presented.
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As part of the exercise I suggest that a few ideas be jotted down in the journal to prepare the mind, almost as a coach would lead the next play. Prepare the mind and the brain may not depart to places it has always gone before. This is an exercise in peace of mind. Create the space in your mind. Create a plan to manifest the change with whatever it takes to match the vision you have of a well-balanced, uncluttered space, where ideas and confidence flow. Spend a few moments with the pen and the paper before tackling the project. Then, step back and look at the success of a job well done and journal how it feels to make this positive change. Even if it is only a step at a time, record the progress that you can return to as many times as needed to manifest the desired outcome. There must be a reason the change is important. Write about that. After it's over and if you look around to see that the wheels are coming off the bus again, review the journaling notes to see what built the success and then do it again. And again, if that is what it takes.
All of the positive growth and awareness will flourish if it has a sacred space to do it in. This is my heart's desire all year as I answer the question, "Organize or storage?"