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The Nature of Being Organized by Maggie McCauley

     Making Peace With Our Stuff

Whether it's physical stuff or mental stuff, when we hold onto too much of it, it weighs us down and interferes with our sense of freedom and spaciousness. It's time to breathe, get centered, and lighten up!! Take charge of your "stuff" instead of it being in charge of you. Find peace of mind. Find joy. Find humor in the chaos. Free up your space, free up your mind, free up your life!

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The Effortless Organizer Says Good-Bye

For the past three and half years A New View has been a coaching and organizing business. I have enjoyed every minute of being The Effortless Organizing Coach, too! However, as I grow and change A New View is growing and changing right along with me. Last month was a time of deep reflection. My heart was calling me to be of service to a wider range of people. Now I will not only be using all the tools I've acquired to coach people to overcome their challenges around disorganization, but I'll also be coaching those individuals who are overcoming shyness, procrastination, perfectionism, career challenges, relationship conflicts and unexpected, sudden changes. I am "over-the-moon" excited about this new...


posted on: 3/11/2010 12:00:00 PM  by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

Are You Staying Present?

Ralph Marston inspired me again this week and I wanted to share his inspirational message with you. In our hustle bustle world where we are constantly searching for happiness through our stuff, relationships and careers, Ralph's message reminded me of how important it is to enjoy each moment, stay fully present and be grateful for what's right in front of us.   In the flow +++++++++++++++++++   Enjoy doing nothing, and you can enjoy doing anything. Enjoy having nothing, and you can enjoy whatever you have.   Let go of it all, and you truly have it all. Let go of the need, and you experience the fulfillment.   Be at peace with...


posted on: 2/25/2010 12:00:00 PM  by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

Time Management Lessons From Alice In Wonderland

"I'm late, I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!" Do these "time-wise" words from White Rabbit in Alice In Wonderland ever echo in your head? Are you always trying to hurry up, get somewhere, get something done or speed life up totally missing the moment? I have a great lesson to share with you. Recently I had an experience where I didn't want to get out of bed on a workday. Generally I start my day around seven, but this particular day I was laying there watching the snow fall and feeling mesmerized by all the millions of little white flakes floating down. I did not want to get up! And I had three projects that needed to be completed that day.    As I lay there in my nice cozy comfy bed I began to...


posted on: 2/18/2010 12:00:00 PM  by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

The Best Way To Approach Organizing

What's the best way to approach your organizing projects, from your head or your heart? Is being more organized just about learning all the tips and techniques or is it something deeper? The urge to get organized probably starts out with your emotions—overwhelm, frustration, discouragement or guilt. These powerful emotions light the fire that eventually moves you into more rational thinking. You might do some research, hire an organizer or take a class and put some useful tips and techniques to work. Once order has been restored you feel free, calm and accomplished. What happens to you, though, when the disorder reappears?   Following your heart, listening to your inner wisdom has nothing to do with your emotions or your...


posted on: 2/11/2010 12:00:00 PM  by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

How Are You Relating To Your Stuff?

Probably one of the "hottest" topics in the self growth industry today is the topic of relationships. All of us want to find the perfect relationship, be in love with the right person and have great relationships with our children, friends and family members. But did you realize that there are many other relationships that are an integral part of your life as well? You are actually in relationship to everything! Yes, everything. You are in relationship to the air you're breathing, your computer, the keyboard, the chair you're sitting in, the room you're in and the space the room is occupying. You are relating to everything around you all the time, but what is most familiar are your relationships with other...


posted on: 2/5/2010 3:34:53 PM  by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

Organizing Wisdom From The Snowshoeing Trails

This weekend I had two opportunities to finally get outside and do some snowshoeing! This is my way of "bonding" with New England winters and the weather here in southern Maine has been less than ideal for bonding this year. Ah, but this weekend was perfect snowshoeing weather— temperatures in the thirties, not a cloud in the sky and no wind. As I powered through fields and woods surrounding the cottage my heart was filled with gratitude for this gift of spaciousness and connection to nature. There really is a noticeable difference between being inside and being outside communing with nature. My energy shifts, my inner world expands and I feel joyful, free and full. It is a reminder of my true nature and it makes me want to bring it...


posted on: 1/28/2010 12:00:00 PM  by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

The Simple Secret To Taking Charge Of Your Time

I heard something the other day that I wanted to share with you. It gave me real pause for thought-- "If you are rushing around or in a hurry you are coming from a place of lack." The message you are sending out is, "There isn't enough time." If you want more time you must think in terms of more time.   If you are saying, "There's never enough time in the day!" this is what you will receive. Not only that, but it feels like time is managing you. The concept of "time management" has been around for years. It implies that you can manage time, but the truth is you can't manage time you can only manage yourself around time.   When you are always in a rush, a slave to clocks and watches you are allowing time to...


posted on: 1/21/2010 12:00:00 PM  by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

Getting Organized In The Top Three!

The totals have been tallied! Getting organized is number three on the list of most popular New Year's resolutions this year, preceded by quitting smoking #1 and getting in shape #2. Were any of these-or maybe all of these— your resolutions for the New Year? If so, what's your follow through plan? Last week we gave some focus to the importance of having a clear vision around organizing and not losing sight of it. This is a necessary first step for any type of change. The key to lasting change is creating an internal shift. You can have the desire and the vision, but it will quickly fade if you haven't connected with the deeper reason of why you want this change.   Many people who choose to "get more organized" in 2010...


posted on: 1/14/2010 12:00:00 PM  by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

The Best Tip For Feeling Spacious Inside and Out

What do you want going forward in 2010 around being organized? What are you longing for? Why is it that you don't have it now? Total Spaciousness is about following your heart, holding onto your vision and creating a stronger connection with your Self. As you move forward this year with Total Spaciousness the first thing to do is to get clear. One of the best ways to gain clarity around what you want is to bring some focus to what it is that you don't want. I know, it sounds negative and probably counterintuitive, but it works.   Choose one area that if you were to become more organized would change your life or at least bring big improvement. Take some time and write down everything in this area that you don't...


posted on: 1/7/2010 12:00:00 PM  by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

How To Have More Spaciousness In Your New Year

Happy New Year! "The Year of Letting Go" steps aside to welcome in A New View's theme for 2010—"The Year of Total Spaciousness". When this theme came to me I was imagining Julie Andrews during the opening scene of The Sound Of Music twirling around, free and happy, nothing weighing her down and welcoming in all of life. Whenever that scene comes to mind I feel uplifted and hopeful. The story, of course, is all about following your heart, never losing sight of your vision and the power of love and connection.    "The Year Of Total Spaciousness" is all about the freedom that comes with following your heart, never losing sight of your vision and connecting to your Self. We're going to take a look at how being...


posted on: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 PM  by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

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About Maggie:

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.

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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.

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