Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One Down. Three To Go!

Here we are halfway through the first quarter of the new decade and I’m wondering how many of you are sticking to your New Year’s resolutions? Each year people make promises that they will lose weight, spend more time with their friends and families, save more money, etc. but shortly thereafter resort back to their old habits. Well one thing you can work on without too much pain, but lots of gain, is to shed the things in your life that aren’t working for you.

If you have a broken or outdated electronic, go online and find out if your town’s recycling program collects it. If there’s an area in your home or office that resembles a junkyard, brace yourself and dig into it. It may seem daunting but after an hour of tossing things or putting them away, you will be amazed at how much progress you can make. One client, a PR professional, spent a night after work tearing through three years worth of files and other assorted papers. He realized it was time to let go while gaining a clear head and office.

If you’re afraid to tackle a task like this alone, then working with a personal organizer may help. As an objective person, an organizer will assist you in determining what to keep, donate or toss. Most people don’t know where to begin but with some guidance you can find the key to a simpler life.

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