Everyday Rituals: Grounding Exercise for Getting Organized
The thought of getting organized is enough to send some of us spinning into self doubt, stress and even shopping (oh no!). But you can overcome this fear and inertia by taking the time to ground & center yourself and by setting an intention for your work.
Step 1: Take a few moments to close your eyes and breathe deeply. In through your nose and out through your mouth.
Step 2: Think about the reasons you want to get organized and write them down. Keep breathing!
Step 3: Next ask yourself why you want to make these changes? How will they help you in your day to day life?
Step 4: Visualize yourself already organized and with simple systems in place to keep it that way. Imagine how you would feel if it were already done. Breathe in gratitude. Breathe out fear & doubt.
Step 5: Write a list of simple steps you will take to reach your goals.
Step 6: Give thanks for the opportunity to make positive lasting changes in your life. Write a note or say a prayer of gratitude for your organizing abilities where ever they are at today.
Step 7: Roll up your sleeves and start taking those small steps, one after another, towards reaching your goals.
If you have trouble with any of these steps, please be gentle with yourself. Change can be difficult, especially in the beginning. Journaling about your feelings can be helpful or consider asking a friend or professional organizer for help getting started.