By taking action – not only saying, “YES! I’m ready to get my life more organized!” but enrolling in the program – you’ve made a huge first step.
I’m thrilled you’re joining me and can’t wait to get started. I’m sharing a few things to help you get ready:
Here’s to your success! Three things to remember / do for best Organize Your Life program results:
I am now your biggest cheerleader and want you to have results you love. Here are some helpful tips on making the most out of our time together:
- Make this a priority. Easier said than done I know. And that’s a big reason many of us are trying to get more organized – we don’t have the time because we have too much on our plate. We’ll work on that I promise. But for now, set aside time each week to do this. Each session will arrive in your inbox on Monday morning, so think of when that week you can block out a little time.
- Organize the program material. A few suggestions:
- Clipboard & Binder / Folder: Write notes using plain paper / clipboard in chronological order in either folder or binder. Binders are great because they hold more material and you can add in tabs (one for each week – or one for program notes, another for exercises, etc.)
- Tabs: It may be helpful to organize the material in sections (consider 12 buying or making a set of 12 tab dividers)
- Notebook: Take notes / do exercises in notebook. For easy access to certain pages / sections, make tabs with stickies or use paper clip type tabs.
- Virtual: Take notes / do exercises in document or app such as Evernote. At beginning, think about how to best organize (create designated folder for, consistent names for docs/notes.)
- Organize with style: Find a binder you LOVE opening. Use a pen you enjoy writing with – even using different colors if that’s your thing.
- Organizer Tool Kit These are things I have on hand to help stay organized (and I’ll carry some of it in my organizer caddy when working with clients)
- Organizing Work Space: Since we’ll be spending time gathering, sorting, grouping, it may be helpful to have a space dedicated to this process. A specific room or specific corner in a room, for example.
- Forget perfection. Letting that go and just do the best you can. I want you to get the most out of the program, but don’t want you to get overwhelmed. We’ll talk more about that later, but just keep in mind, this is a process… the little steps you’ll learn and take ADD UP!
Organize Your Life GETTING STARTED Exercise
I’ve shared this exercise in my recent blog series, and want to re-emphasize it again. Not only will we use the “results” from these to exercises in our first few sessions, but these practices are fundamental in your new Organize Your Life lifestyle.
my Love/Not Love list: It’s easy, yet powerful. And this will be super helpful to have when we get started.
- All you need: a piece of paper & something to write with.
- Make 2 columns: Love + Not Love.
- Write down what you love on one side, and what drives you crazy on the other
- big things
- small things
- feelings: how you enjoy feeling, how you don’t like feeling,
- people: who makes you feel good when you’ve been around them, who drains you
- stuff: around your home, office, surroundings
- habits: you have or wish you had – good and bad
- music, magazines, books, blogs, movies, tv shows, food…
- wishes (things you’d like to have, experience)
You can do all in one sitting, but I find it helpful to have it with me for a day or two and jot down things as they pop into my mind.
You may not see how this will help organize your life, but it’ll all come together… trust me!
Again, I’m so excited and truly honored to have you join me. Looking SO forward to our first official session on March 24th!
With love and gratitude,