Updated: Mar 17, 2019
"This is my experience on using the New York Times best seller, "One Year To An Organized Life" by Regina Leeds to enhance my quality of life and establish lifestyle routines. I admire her take on getting organized one week and one area at a time because I thrive on achieving little accomplishments in moments. I hope this inspires you to get the book, follow along, and establish your own lifestyle routines as well!" - Cheli Njoku/The Cheli Experience LLC
"The key to getting, being, and staying organized is to make decisions.
Stacks and piles are unmade decisions made manifest"
- Regina Leeds
Being that I'm someone who tends to get trapped in decision making paralysis, I get it.
Once you remind yourself of your "why" it will keep you intentional and specific as you go through each exercise. My why - Loss. Disorganization and procrastination was costing me. Financially and peace of mind. Also, I had run out of excuses and was starting to annoy myself. I craved a more balanced existence.
One of my best excuses:
"The girls and I lead such a busy lifestyle. Its' acceptable if things are a bit haphazard" . Yeah, I wasn't buying into that defense anymore.
Now, there was an "aha" moment that happened while reading the chapter on week 3 that was unexpected. The author asked the question -
"what do you do well"?
I was asked to Dream Big and Write. It. Down. This caught my attention because I was already acting on that statement prior to reading it. I had already identified the things that I did well and I was also willing to act on them. One of those things - hosting my first Vision Board Brunch. So excited to share my methods!
"One Year To An Organized Life" came to me at the right time because at times my process is either right on track with the lessons or a few steps ahead. It's truly kismet.
What lifestyle changes have caused you to deviate from your routines and create little mountains of disorganization?
Tip from the book:
The Container Store will design a custom closet for you based on measurements you provide. I found this tip to be very valuable as I assumed a Closet Company was the only way to go, now I have choices!