THE NEW YEAR Is Here: Do YOU Have an Action Plan?
By Vanessa Stewart
Happy New Year! Every new year brings with a renewed commitment to achieving goals and getting rid of the old to make way for the new. It takes a lot of courage to release items that are familiar and seemingly secure to you. But as we think about de-cluttering a little further, we have to learn to see things as things, remembering there’s really no security at all in items that are no longer meaningful or no longer serve our needs.
Create An Action Plan
Even when it comes to de-cluttering your home, it’s best to create a plan of action to make the process as pain-free as possible. I want you to do a walk-thru of your space. I personally like to start at my front door and walk through the house as I would if I were looking at it for the very first time. I find we see things differently (more clearly) by doing it in this way. This is not the time to judge yourself, you are just observing “What’s there”. The idea is to take a serious look at what you have, what areas need some attention, what area(s) you are wanting to improve , and what exactly you want to accomplish in each one.
Celebrate Your Work in Progress
Be sure to acknowledge yourself for all the wonderful areas and rooms as well. Our homes and lives are always a work in progress so be sure to pat yourself on the back when you find those areas that “Please you”.
Now that you’ve done your walk-thru and have decided what it is that you want to get done, write it down on a piece of paper. This is NOT just another “TO DO” list. It really is a Plan of Action.
- Create this list in order of your priority.
- Start with the area that causes you the greatest pain.
- Put a start as well as a deadline for completion of each project.
- Schedule some time each week, or daily to work on the area.
- Be sure to complete one area before moving on to another.
If you find that you need more help or assistance, you can ask a question below or you might want to check this out too!
One final tip: Put on some great motivating or uplifting music, it can make the process so much more FUN & actually improves the “chi” (energy) of your home!
Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet!
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About Vanessa Stewart
Vanessa specializes in helping people clear the excess clutter out of their living and working environments. She loves assisting people in making their homes more beautiful and supportive of their individual needs. Above all Vanessa believes that you can make the de-cluttering process Fun & Easy! She has more spunk, spark and pep than you would expect from such an organized lady. She lives what she teaches and has created the life she wants for herself. She’s here to help “You” do it too!