Why do we make things more complicated than they should be?
Take getting organized for example – if you’re disorganized it affects EVERY area of your life – but if you aren’t careful your brain will convince you that it’s impossible to change:
Here are a few of the excuses your brain will feed you — to keep you stuck in your clutter:
- I wasn’t born organized
- I’m just too depressed to deal with the clutter
- It costs too much money to get organized
OR …. my all time favorite… ;-(
- I simply don’t have time to get organizedListen, I started the journey of getting organized at one of the lowest points in my life you can read about it HERE – I was also broke (because depression had forced me to quit my job, we only had one source of income) and, if it took “being born organized” I would have been doomed to live in clutter for the rest of my days.
You CAN do this — I’m here to encourage you along the way.
- I want YOU to experience what it feels like to wake up in the morning…
- KNOWING what you’ll be wearing that day!
- To feel empowered because you’re heading out the door for work with … your house is in order
- And, you already have a pretty clear idea what you’ll be having for dinner (maybe it’s already simmering in the crock pot)
I’ll start with my favorite:
EXCUSE #1 – I DON’T HAVE TIME TO GET ORGANIZED
Listen, friend — You don’t have time to NOT be organized.
15 minutes a day — that’s all it takes — (when I started the ‘journey’ of getting organized I set a timer for 15 minutes — worked furiously during that 15 minutes but when the timer went off — I stopped)
Being disorganized is the biggest time suck on the planet — I just googled this for giggles 🙂 and this popped up:
* Pixie’s research reveals that Americans spend an average total of 2.5 days a year looking for misplaced stuff
2.5 days a YEAR — that adds up to 150 days in a 60 year life span — Just imagine what else you could accomplish in that amount of time
EXCUSE #2 – I WASN’T BORN ORGANIZED
Well, guess what — Neither was I! That’s why I KNOW you CAN do this.
And the good news is this — it’s really not that hard to learn!
It may be a (little) more complicated that this — but basically if you know how to SORT – PURGE and GROUP LIKE ITEMS TOGETHER — you can get and stay organized.
EXCUSE #3 – IT COST TOO MUCH MONEY TO GET ORGANIZED
The reality is — It’s crazy expensive to be disorganized – here are just a few of the ways being disorganized costs you money:
- Late payment penalties
- Purchasing duplicates of things you already own
- Expired food and med’s
- Lost time from work
- Missed doctor’s appointments
EXCUSE #4 – I’M JUST TOO DEPRESSED TO DEAL WITH MY CLUTTER
Did you know clutter is the leading cause of depression? It ranks right up there with loneliness.
If you enjoyed the post I hope you will share with your friends and let me know how it helped you in the comment section below ..
And if you’re allowing excuses to sabotage your efforts to Get and Stay Organized —
Maybe you will find the courage to look them in the eye and say NO MORE!
Because >>>>> Life is TOO SHORT to Live with CLUTTER.