Don't we all feel stressed at times? We get so buried with what we are trying to accomplish and we may not even realise how swamped we are. We get stressed. Some of us may even show some physical symptoms like Nerin here talks about de-stressing techniques.
Aside from new goals etc, January is a great time for having a de-clutter and making space for all that the new year will bring. Of course you can do this anytime of year when you're feeling snowed under too.
Today I am being completely honest about perfectionism. It's good that I have this tendency because it helps me spot it in others and help them get past it. But lately it has stopped me publishing anything on the blog or social media because I couldn't figure out how to get it "Just right".
When don't have enough time in the day, we need to find out those Time Thieves and steal some time back!
Here are 2 tips to steal that time back and use it for what's important to you.
Today's post serves 2 purposes.
- I give you a pep talk about beating perfectionism and getting stuff DONE.
- I beat my own perfectionist tendencies by posting this video!
So please watch and tell me what you think!
You’re drowning in contracts, your email inbox is overflowing, and at home your floor is ankle deep in clothes. Don't stress - we’ve all been there. You’ve got two options to get back on track...
I like to say, mess is an inevitable consequence of an amazing creation. Ever had an evening playing Masterchef, created a killer three course menu, and been left with no mess? Probably not. The same goes for your home and work life. Think your desk will be clutter-free while you build your empire and kick your goals? Of course not - but there are some techniques you can employ to keep your organisational skills in check, and the benefits will go beyond your desk drawers.
Do you feel guilty that you haven't gotten around to getting organised? Do you call yourself "hopeless" and wonder why you can't get sorted when others seem completely in control?
Please stop for a moment and consider all the roles you are currently juggling. How many balls do you have in the air?
I have a home office and at the moment there's a big demolition going on nearby. Add that noise (imagine house shaking thumps of concrete being pulled up and dropped) to the usual city/harbour sounds and multiple tasks with conflicting priorities and a puppy that wants to play... Sometimes it can be hard to focus!
Here are a couple of ways that I block off those distractions:
I'm not into New Years Resolutions any more, I have never been able to just wake up on the 1st and become a better version of myself. But I do love the milestone of a new year to stop and look back at the year just gone and make plans for what I want to make happen in the next 12 months.
Sometimes when I meet someone new and tell them that I'm a Professional Organiser, they ask me "so you must be pretty organised at home then?" And I agree, I am mostly organised and not a fan of clutter. But some people ask if I'm a neat freak, to which I reply a big, definite "No."
I went to the supermarket this morning and yes, the madness of the week before Christmas is well and truly underway! To get you through the worst of the silly season, here are some survival tips for staying organised and in control.