- Friday, 03 June 2016 14:53
I recently attended a National Association of Professional Organizers conference and the speaker really got in my head when he mentioned “cognitive distortions.”
This means our mind convinces us of something that isn’t really true. These thoughts are usually used to reinforce negative thinking.
How many times do you have self doubt and compare yourself to others without knowing what they are carrying around with them???????
Yes this is brain trash, rubbish and junk! Why do we hold onto emotional clutter?
Clarity is seeing things as they are. Isn’t this what we all want to truly see?
It’s pretty common to go with our feelings instead of facts and this is where the distortion comes into play. The speaker Scott Greenberg made reference to The Giving Tree book. I am sure at some point everyone has read this.
The main premise is to have gratitude or in other words, want what you’ve got.
In order to ignore and clear out the mind trash, we have to focus on something bigger than ourselves. Face your fears and go for the action anyway. This will lead us into making connections. No matter what you do for a living this will put you in a better place. You won’t be worried about yourself. Facts and confidence will replace the rubbish.
This is when you can exist in a peaceful space both inside and out.
Practicing mindfulness or a brief 5 minutes of meditating everyday would be great too.
Are you moving soon?
- Friday, 29 April 2016 04:05
Are you realizing you can’t take everything?
How many times have you moved the same item and then never wore it or used it?
I have many clients tell me that ‘this and that” (even expired food) has gone around the country and then we meet and decide together to finally take some action and say goodbye. They always say it wasn’t so hard after all.
It costs about $50 to move a box of stuff that can probably be replaced for less. Why not save money, time and space so you can live free with less. Consider the people who could benefit from having your items that no longer work for you.
I was very impressed with the “Resource Depot” in Palm Beach where our local chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers met this month. This nonprofit donation based creative reuse center diverted 95 tons of unusable materials from the waste stream last year!!!!!!
(Some examples of what this place takes are: parts of notebook binders, shoe boxes, games with missing pieces, nails, screws, folders, erasers, gift wrap, plastics, CD cases, tubes, wood pieces etc)
That is just one of sooooo many places to pass on your items. Check out Lotus House, JAFCO and any other place you may feel passionate about. If are meaningful items you just can’t part with, this is when you box them up and label them memories or memorabilia. We are allowed to be sentimental too.
Take the time now and your stress will be less when you unpack once again.
Contact us today to get started organizing!