Organizing and managing are not the answer

Organizing and managing are not the answer

We have too many things and situations in our lives we’re trying to organize and manage.

  • Our closets overflow with clutter and we think, If only I could get organized.
  • Our calendars spill over with commitments and we think, If only I could manage my time more effectively.
  • Our lives are filled with tension and worry and we think, If only I could manage my stress better.

We’re on a wild goose chase of trying to manage things in our lives that shouldn’t be there in the first place.

Stuff we no longer use. Obligations we never should have said yes to. Worry about things outside our control.

Organizing and managing are not the answer.

  • The answer is not organizing your clutter, it’s getting rid of it.
  • The answer is not managing your time better; it’s doing less overall and more of only what matters.
  • The answer is not learning a new stress management technique; it’s eliminating energy-draining situations from your life.

It’s time to stop putting a band-aid on symptoms and get down to root causes.

What are the true causes of the conditions in your life? How can you improve the conditions in your life by being relentless in dealing with causes?

Here’s what’s on my 3 x 5 card. What’s on yours?

Here’s what’s on my 3 x 5 card. What’s on yours?

I don’t always have it all together. My perfectionist tendencies sometimes stop by for an unwelcome visit. Knowing all the latest anti-procrastination strategies doesn’t mean I never procrastinate. I can get stuck in my head. Sometimes wanting to see the entire path keeps me from taking the first step. In short, even though I read […]

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5 ways to boost your confidence

5 ways to boost your confidence

Are you self-assured about your own abilities? Do you fully appreciate your own qualities? I recently conducted a reader survey that found many women are experiencing a crisis of confidence. It shows up in the form of self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and negative self-talk. Does that sound familiar? Do you want play bigger, but your self-esteem […]

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If you don't know, who does?

If you don’t know, who does?

I’ve noticed many women say, “I don’t know” when asked about what they think or feel or want. What do you think will help you take better care of yourself? I don’t know. What kind of work do you think you’d be happier doing? I don’t know. What do you want for your next chapter? […]

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Authenticity is the way forward

6 reasons authenticity is the way forward

Life presents us with so many occasions to be stuck and confused. Even feel a little lost sometimes. You’re unhappy in your career, but not sure what to do next. You’re worried about your relationship, but fear looking too closely. You want more meaning in your life, but aren’t sure how to get it. You’re […]

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