Instead of Resolutions in 2017

December 22, 2016
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I hate New Year’s resolutions! They set us all up for certain failure. My 2017 resolution is to have no resolutions at all. I realize I’m not the first person to say this but why does everyone keep shelling out money on gym memberships in January only to quit by February? Using words like “always” or “never”, “all” or “none” are not realistic words.

I love the idea of working on yourself and having hopes and attainable goals. Do me a favor and try something new this year. Instead of saying “I’m going to lose 20 pounds” focus on what you can do to be more healthy. For example, drink more water every day, move your body more times per week, reward your success with something other than a fattening treat. All of these examples are simple, attainable and will make you feel better. You will also be more likely to continue these goals because you won’t feel the disappointment of the scale if you haven’t reached your goal weight after only 1 month of trying.

Here are other ways you can use attainable action steps instead of resolutions:

  • I would like to read more books in 2017. I’m shooting for 1 per month but in my busier months will be ok if I don’t finish.
  • Giving makes me feel good. I’m going to donate 2 hours of my time each month to my favorite charity. You don’t have time to give? Give some money you would have spent on an unnecessary item.
  • I’ve always wanted to learn a new language. I’m going to take a language course in 2017.
  • My sister is so crazy busy all the time. I’m going to offer to baby sit for her at least once per quarter.

The only thing stopping you is your imagination. Dream big but set goals you can achieve without feeling bad or sacrificing too much of your day.

We wish you a very happy 2017!

If one of your goals is to work on your time management, de-clutter or get more organized, call us at 404-825-2105 or email: heather@simplyorganizedyou.com

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2014 Resolution: shed stuff and feel lighter than shedding pounds

January 7, 2014
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Did you know January is GO (Get Organized) month? January is known for starting fresh and setting resolutions for yourself so why not include get organized to your goals? Getting organized can be easier and more attainable than most people think. In my opinion, it’s a heck of a lot easier to shed stuff than pounds.

The best way to get started is to pick one space in your home, office or life in general and put it on your calendar. Write down your goals for how you want the space to look (what you need it to function as) when it’s finished. Set a timer for 30 minutes and get started.

1. Sort all of your like items and put them together.
2. Get rid of anything broken.
3. Place all duplicates and any items not used in over 1 year in a “donate” box or bag.
4. Place any items that don’t belong in your space in a pile to store or put elsewhere in your home.
5. All items left go back into your new space. Store or place them where they all have a “home” so you can find them easily.
6. Use shelving, backs of doors and under beds in order to get the most out of your space.

Since physical clutter leads to emotional clutter, you will feel better and lighter by getting organized. Hopefully, this will check a few items off of your 2014 resolution’s list.

If you want some hands-on help, please call Simply Organized at 404-825-2105 or e-mail heather@simplyorganizedyou.com..

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