Welcome to the January 2014 edition of the Organized Lifestyle Magazine. Each month we provide tips, tools, strategies and interesting links to practical information for your productive life.
This magazine is divided into four sections so that you can easily access the fuel and inspiration for what you need most.
At kAos Group, we work each day to lift the weight of what isn't working, in work places and living spaces, so our clients can focus on what they want and need to be doing. It's simple: we do this every day and we have a really good idea what will work for your personality and in your space.
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Do you have an area or room in your home that you'd like cleaned-up, tweaked or "once and for all" organized? Most people do. And, with the help of a professional organizer, you can get the job done - better and faster.
Ask yourself this one question: do you keep doing the same thing and continue to get the same results? If you answered yes, but those results aren't what you truly want, then give us a call!
You can book an Organize My Space package until the end of January and save $60. This will give you two sessions (6 hours) with an Organizing Associate for only $299.
Read the kAos blog for more personal space organizing ideas or scroll through a selection of organizing articles by Style at Home magazine.
I'm not going to tell you how you 'should' work. But I will say that, if you feel like you're behind the 8 ball on things you need to be doing, it's time to think strategically about 'working smart(er)'.
Here are three links to some helpful and practical information about getting work done:
It's as important to know what you are NOT doing as it is to know what you are doing, for stress free productivity." David Allen
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it's just better if you read it from me first. OK, here it is.
There are no more minutes in your day than anyone else's and there is no use trying to squeeze more time out of your day.
I'm so sorry but I just had to say it!
Now that it's out in the open, maybe we can have an honest conversation about time.
Let's first start by NOT saying "there just isn't enough time".
Next, let's schedule our day with a couple of 15 minute cushions and maybe even a lunch!
Now, look at your ever-growing list of 'things to do' and fit a few of them into each day for the next month.
Tick them off or scratch them out - whichever makes you happiest.
Lastly, please be kind to yourself. You are it, you are all you've got and I bet there are a lot of people out there who really like you. So be nice to yourself. And tomorrow when you wake up, plan your day, review your schedule and say nice things to yourself.
You'll have the same amount of time but you'll be a lot happier!
Check out these articles to read more about being kind to yourself and for some inspiration along the way:
I notice that people seem to like labels to more accurately understand a situation. A 'label' can certainly help in more deeply understanding certain things. But a 'label' is only helpful when it leads you to empower yourself.
If you continuously say that you are the negative of something eventually you'll start to believe it.
Just imagine hearing your best friends speaking badly about themselves. Is that what you want to hear? Is that what you believe they are? I bet not!
I've included some common labels below that I hear people say of themselves and never in a positive way. Each 'label' has a link to a site with tools and more information and insights about each:
If you feel like you are truly suffering from clutter and disorganization, there are professionals who can help.
|This month I'm excited about: |
1. teaching two course at the University of Guelph - all about enhancing the way we work!
2. sharing organizational ideas at couples wellness workshop.
3. my students at Centennial College as we embark on their last semester - I'll be teaching two of the three business courses that I had he honor of developing back in 2010.
4. working with our existing clients
5. having room in our schedules for new clients
"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."
"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."