Blog: The Nature of Being Organized
Simplify Your Life--Part Two
"Create order in your space".
There has been a wave of "get organized" sweeping the country for the past few years. I believe that we're beginning to realize that our obsession with stuff is taking up a lot of our valuable time and energy and our values are shifting. We are recognizing that the more stuff we have the more we have to dust, launder, clean, shine, manage and fold. It's too complicated! We are also realizing that all this stuff makes us feel crowded in. We want our freedom and breathing room. We want the simplicity that comes with being organized.
Bringing order to your environment will simplify your life because:
- Everything has a home. You don't have to think about where you'll put things. I call this the "Spoon Theory". When you pick up a simple spoon to put it away you don't wonder, "Where does this belong?" You know exactly where it belongs and it even has a home that's shaped just like it! Simple, right?
- You know what to expect. There are no "surprises" that cause frustration. You know exactly where the coats and boots are in the morning so you're not waking up starting your day rushing around worried about being late for appointments or the bus.
- It creates a certain level of security, safety and structure. Think what would happen if you changed the living room furniture around every day or had to take a new route to work everyday. It would eventually become very distressing.
- It creates functionality and helps you to live in a shared space more cohesively. There is a flow and rhythm to your space. Everybody has an understanding of what's what which enhances relationships. When everyone is cooperating because there is a set of rules to follow there's no confusion. In the same way and on a bigger level it helps towns, cities, states and countries to function at high levels.
There is a natural cycle of order/disorder in the world. Nothing stays ordered forever and vice versa. You were not made to live in chaos for long periods of time. When there is chaos you naturally seek out order because you want the safety, security and calm it brings. You want simplicity. Order is vital to our survival physically, mentally and emotionally.
What is one area of your life that you can bring order to today and in doing so would create simplicity and peace of mind for you?
Love To You,
posted on: 6/18/2009 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.