“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
If you have been following Create Calm’s Instagram or Facebook posts, you already know that the very first step to getting organized is to take stock. Simply get out your phone, pad of paper or a notebook and start a new note. Title it, “Organizing To Do List.” Then work your way through every room in your home or office and make a list of everything that needs to get organized. Don’t worry – you are not actually doing the work now, nor will you do it all at once. But if you truly want to achieve organizational bliss, is so important to take an honest look at what is going on in your space, and specifically the habits that created your current situation.
As you begin the journey, remember this mantra – shame is not allowed here! We are here because of our past habits, and this is simply our starting point. We need to look at our situation with a fresh set of eyes and understand that it is our old habits that got us here, and it will be our new habits that get us out of it!
Once you have your to-do list in hand, it is time to get out your planner/calendar and plan when and how the work will get done. Here are a few tips to consider when planning the work:
At Create Calm, it is our mission to empower you with the tools you need to achieve and maintain a deep sense of calm in your environment. When we exist in a calm, organized milieu, we thrive.