Yes, I'm a Mommy. It's extremely rewarding, but also extremely difficult at times. You can never be prepared for the fact that you are everything to these little people, you are at their beck and call. Your life is not your own anymore. I've really taken the time to make a comfortable home for my family, so no matter where we are or what happens outside of the house they have a place where they feel safe and familiar. All except my office that is. Somehow, it's become a bit of a stash closet. Anything that needs to be put away but hasn't yet, ends up in here. I really have to make a conscious effort to keep this space clutter free. I think I need help in not only organizing my office, but organizing my life so that I have time to do the things that are important to ME. So I can do these things without feeling like I'm neglecting something else that needs to be done in the house.
Here are a few good articles and websites with things I'm willing to implement.
This article on the 10 habits of highly organized people is a good read. It really is some of the simplest things that can make your life less chaotic.
Jess Lively. I've followed her blog for quite some time. Things have certainly changed as she's changed her business model. But she focuses on living a life with intention and now offers courses to help you do just that. You can take a look at her blog for tips and interviews with people who are doing just that.
- www.myfitnesspal.com/ Staying healthy and disciplined is part of having an organized life. In my bouts of homesickness, I tend to eat. As a result, I gained about 20 pounds over the last year. Since regularly using this, I've lost 10.
- Have a routine. Just like with children, everyone is happy when you know what's next. Wake up, give the kids breakfast, dressed for school. At night clean the kitchen etc... It's helped me tremendously. No longer do I dread some of these things(like cleaning), they are just part of the routine.
- Don't think. Just do. This fits in with having a routine. If you dread doing the dishes and think about how much you don't want to do them, you will procrastinate. I think that goes for many things. Just do it.
Please share any tips you have about living a more organized life.