If you’re like me, you own way too many running shoes and too many “things” in general. Intuitively, we know this isn’t a smart move for many reasons, yet we cannot seem to help ourselves, right?
CASE IN POINT: take a look at my closet! I actually own more running and athletic shoes than fashion statements!
While this seemingly isn’t a problem, I’m reminded of how much time is lost to decision-making, sorting, and just general “dealing” with all the extraneous “stuff!”…and it’s not just our running shoes!
I once read an article entitled, “I Saved My Marriage by Decluttering My Life.” BRILLIANT!!!!…. SORT TO SAVE RELATIONSHIPS! But, then I realized, if sorting and organizing is that powerful, what other impact might it have to empower MY ENTIRE LIFE!?!?!
It’s SPRINGTIME…time to get organized. WHY?
- Provides extra time in your day
- Minimizes stress
- Adds space in your home (in your head too!)
- Increases productivity
- Provides a sense of calm and peace
- Allows you to feel confident an in control
- Adds time for fun and entertaining
These may not seem like hugely, tangible benefits. THINK AGAIN!!!
I routinely hear, “I don’t have time to exercise!” OR “I can’t cook healthy because it requires too much thinking ahead.” Imagine an organized life when you had time for a quick, healthy meal and a bit of fitness in your day. IT ALL RELATES!
Now that you’re “on board” with getting life organized for your health and fitness. Let’s do it!
ORGANIZATIONAL RULES TO LIVE BY
- IF YOU LOVE IT, KEEP IT!…IF NOT, DONATE OR TOSS!
- DEDICATE JUST 10 MINUTES TWICE WEEKLY TO SORT, DECLUTTER, ORGANIZE A SMALL SPACE…DO NOT AIM FOR COMPLETION OR PERFECTION!
- IF YOU HAVEN’T TOUCHED IT IN ONE YEAR, DONATE OR TOSS!
- PUT ITEMS BACK AFTER YOU USE THEM!
- DEDICATE A SPACE TO RECEIVE DONATED ITEMS…KEEP A BOX READY AND LOAD IT IN YOUR CAR FOR EASILY DROPPING OFF!
You’re thinking, “okay, I can do this!..” And you can! Just remember you must apply this to your calendar, digital world, even friends, and of course, your running gear too!
FREE YOUR MIND, FREE YOUR TIME! SAVE YOUR LIFE!