Does freedom come with organisation? When I googled Freedom, freedom the furniture store came up but thats not the freedom I want to talk about today. The freedom I want to talk about doesn’t come from doing nothing either. Freedom is by definition to act, speak, or think as one wants? And who here feels like you have so much going on that freedom has become a distant friend. What if freedom could be obtained through organisation? Even just a little bit. What if for the next few days before this year ends you just focused on getting organised. Would that mean you would have more freedom?
Here are a few of my tips for getting organised for 2018.
Start with spring cleaning the house, yep the bathroom, kitchen and lounge. Get the mop and bucket out, dust and clean the house. Allow at least-3 hours of free time to do this.
Have a break then, head to the bedroom. Go directly to the closet. Get ruthless, pull out and tidy up your clothes and donate a bag to charity. You will feel great and if you haven’t wore it in the last two years, its likely you wont in the next.
For those of you traditionally shopping at the boxing day sales now reading this, go treat yourself to some new sheets. Going to sleep in new sheets is a great way to start a healthy sleep habit for the new year and clean out the closet when you get home.
Okay you are half way there. Keep going you are doing fantastic!! Now for the big one head to your desk or should I say virtual desk. Yes the one with all the emails, papers and bills, the one you have been wanting to ignore. Go through them, delete them, sign them, pay them, address them. And if you can’t deal with them put them in order and start dealing with them one at a time, starting tomorrow. But get it done before the year is out. You have time!
Have something to eat now you deserve it. But keep the momentum going and whilst you are standing there with the door open clean out all of the out of date food and dressings you have in there. Look in the cupboard too, wipe them out and group things together so there is space to see what you have.
Now its time for a walk, take the kids out of the house for an hour and try spot a few birds in the trees, listen for their whistles. They are there trust me. And when you get home run yourself a bath or have a shower, the point is to take time out for yourself, manscape, paint your nails.
Lastly, poor yourself your favorite drink and pat yourself on the back. You deserve it! Hopefully you are now starting to get a sense of freedom, even if it’s just a little bit.
Lots of love