Blog: The Nature of Being Organized
A New Perspective On Clutter and Economic Woes
Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Do you see problems or opportunities?
It's very challenging to live in our world today and not first see all the problems—economic, social, and global—they're everywhere. The current economic situation has many people very frightened, especially those people close to retirement. How does one on the way to retirement see "the glass half full" in this situation?
Usually our biggest challenges are those that raise our anxiety levels to the greatest heights. What we do to lower the anxiety, however, is turn immediately to our intellect and try to figure it out—fix it. But it's deeper than that. Granted we can't just sit by and accept what's going on, but how is our fear improving the situation? Anxiety and worry have never created solutions. Turn the fear around and move it into faith, trust and a deeper knowing that there is a gift in all of it. Let's ask, "What is the lesson for us?" "How can we find the good in this?" "Where is the opportunity?" That's when the world will begin to shift.
Being an optimist doesn't mean looking at life through rose colored glasses. It does mean that we shift our perspective. When we choose to see a problem that's what we'll get—a problem. When we choose to see a problem as an opportunity we will be moved to inspired ideas, creative solutions and empowerment.
This philosophy can be applied to all of our organizing projects, as well. Can you see an opportunity in the clutter and disorganization? Choose the opportunity, connect with your intuition and watch how the clutter will disappear.
My challenge for you this week is to resolve all of your "problems" with inspired ideas. Go to your heart place and sit quietly, let go of judgments, control and anxiety. Allow whatever comes to be the beginning of the shift.
posted on: 10/2/2008 12:00:00 PM by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side
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Maggie McCauley, ACC, LICSW, The Effortless Organizing Coach, is the president of "A New View". She takes a holistic approach to organizing coaching her clients to create new habits that promote overall well-being, a sense of freedom and peace of mind.
My Favorite Books
- The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
- It's Hard To Make A Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul
- Organize With Confidence by Elizabeth Hagen
- The Secret Of Letting Go by Guy Finley
- Life Is Short--Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta La Roche
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin
- Loving What Is by Byron Katie
- Making A Change For Good by Cheri Huber
- "Happiness Now!" by Robert Holden, PhD.