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No More Muttering About De-Cluttering

As you may recall from my last posting, I was deep into office clutter and the stress was killing me.  So having pledged to my business coach that I would amend my ways, I set up an alarm on my phone and went to work.  My goal?  Clean up my bookshelf so Annie the cat can sit on top of it with a clear view out the window without knocking over all my stuff.  A worthy goal, even if it’s about my cat having an nicer life!

Here is the BEFORE shot.

cluttered bookcase

Here is the AFTER shot following 2 hours of purging, bagging and tossing.

decluttered bookcase

And here is Annie under whose watchful eye I was laboring.

Annie in the office

So what have I learned from this experience?

You can avoid the clutter and stress out all you want, but nothing changes until you take action.

You can make a commitment to another person (like a coach) so you will have to keep your word.

You can do this efficiently and is less time by using the timer on your cell phone to keep you moving.

You can add energetic music to the process so if feels like fun.

You can trick yourself into feeling like you are having fun and you are the best organizer in the world!

And the best thing for me is admiring my work and even wanting to keep that shelf looking this way every day.  And now on to the next challenge – my desk!

Want some support with this issue?  I’m an expert on clutter and can coach you thru this process.  Email me as carol@carolebert.com  and let’s talk!

It’s time to lighten your load and start living clutter free!

Carol

If you are CREATIVE  like me, clutter stays cluttered and causes muttering about the clutter and never gets resolved.

Clutter

So what’s that all about?  My perception is that cluttering results from being blessed – or cursed – with being a person who is VISUAL.  You need to have everything in view so you can find it.  OUT OF SIGHT AND OUT OF MIND is your motto.  Can you relate?  So how do you manage that?

Let’s  apply this issue to a 12 Step Program of which I am very familiar and has helped me greatly in the past with issues out of my control.

  1. Admit you are powerless over clutter, its becoming a barrier to managing your life and business successfully and causes  you a great deal of unnecessary stress.
  2. Believe that a force greater than you can bring clutter under control if you just turn it over to the clutter gods for support.
  3. Make a commitment to getting regular cluttering done by committing it to your calendar.
  4. Search within yourself to discover why cluttering is happening in the first place and address that
  5. Admit to yourself and others that just because it appears to be a problem, it is actually related to what kind of person you are and reflects the nature of a creative mind
  6. Be willing to admit to yourself and others that just because you have the gift of creativity doesn’t mean you can’t control the clutter in your life.
  7. Ask the clutter gods of the universe to support your efforts in managing the clutter in a positive way.
  8. Make a list of all the people (include yourself) and projects you have disappointed because of not being more organized and efficient due to excess clutter
  9. Share those truths with those affected and make amends
  10. Continue to monitor your clutter daily and course correct promptly to avoid it paralyzing you
  11. Set your intention daily using visualization on what it looks and feels like to live a clutter-free lifestyle
  12. Share the message and lessons learned with others challenged by this issue.

Now you don’t have to do all of these steps right away.  This is a major lifestyle change and thrives on doing one step at a time and moving on when you start seeing and “feeling” results.

Need some coaching support around this issue?  Contact me for a laser coaching session.

carol@carolebert.com

Begin living clutter free!

Carol

How to get what you want every time you ask.

I know – that doesn’t sound possible.  But how would you like to raise your odds of success?

Have you ever wanted something to happen to improve your life and it just wasn’t happening? No matter how hard you tried?  Maybe you were trying too hard and need to slack off a bit.  Sometimes we block our desires by pushing too hard and then get frustrated thinking “Why aren’t I getting anywhere?  I’m working as hard as I can and getting nowhere.”

Here’s an example.  I was teaching a class for teachers on how to bring positivity into the classroom using the Law of Attraction and suddenly realized that as much as I know about all the ways in the world to attract great things to my life, I still don’t always practice them. This class became a reminder of that so I’d like to share with you 5 tips to help you do less, feel better and attract more.

But first, watch this video and guess why this technique was a great way for me to activate the Law of Attraction and made me more receptive to manifesting what I desire.

So the purpose of the drumming was to make me feel better, happier, more relaxed, more accomplished, less stressed.  And when all those things happen for you, you are more open to receiving whatever you desire.  But how often do we spend the time doing wonderful things for ourselves to achieve this benefit?  In order for Law of Attraction to assist you in bringing you what you desire, you may need to schedule time on your calendar to fit it in to your busy day.

Here are some tips to get you started.
  1. First decide what desire you want to manifest for yourself
  2. Create a Vision Board that represents what your desire looks like and display it where you see it every day
  3. Schedule time every day to focus on your desire in a relaxed state
  4. Practice techniques you enjoy daily that relax you like meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, exercise, listening to relaxing music, etc.
  5. Keep a journal of all the things you start manifesting as proof that it works

Now you will be on your way to Getting What You Want (almost) Everytime You Ask.

I would love to hear your comments about this.  Click on Connect with Carol and tell me all about it!

Connect with Carol

Be well manifesting your desires!

Carol

How to deal with distractions when working on your goals

Distractions from working on your “New Year” goals getting you down?
I think they are placed in our day to test how committed we really are to achieving those goals.  So why not acknowledge them as something to be expected and apply some strategies to not let them get in your way.
Check out my latest video tip and see if this might help.

Good luck managing those distractions in your life!
Carol