28 days to Living Organized
Breathe & Reassess
Your changes are underway. You’ve made it through 24 hours (or more) of the new way of doing things. How does it feel?
Do you feel like the change you made was a breath of fresh air? Was it just the thing you had needed to do for so long, even though you may have not realized it before?
Are you having growing pains getting used to the new way? This may be likely. We’ve all heard that it can take 3-4 weeks to make a new habit. If your solution was a habit change rather than environmental it may take a while of reminding yourself each day to do things the new way. If you made an environmental change you may find yourself bumping into that table that you moved into the space that used to be wide open.
Is every fiber of your being willing you to reject the change? Sometimes this happens. We think something is going to work and it just doesn’t. Our minds and bodies just can’t jump on board with the change.
Regardless of which of these three categories you fall into, I’m going to ask you to stick with it for at least a week. You will find that as you go about your day-to-day that you will make natural tweaks to the solution. This is what I mean by LIVING organized. As an organizer, it is impossible to come into a space, develop a plan, implement it and leave then expect to come back in 6 months and find it exactly as you left it. People LIVE in their homes. Our spaces may not be alive with breath but they are alive with movement and adjustment as the needs of the occupants change. Be open to that.
Live with your changes for awhile. We’ll revisit them later on this month.