“I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.” – Albert Einstein
The weather in Washington today was a sunny 85 degrees! It made me so happy and reminded me of why I love being organized! For me, warmer, sunnier days means more time to be outside doing the activities I enjoy most. When life is simpler there is always time for whatever it is you love to do.
A few of my favorite simplifying tips include…
Remembering that getting organized is more of a journey than a destination. Even after 26 years in this field I’m still learning new and simpler ways to do things and I’m sharing most of them in the classes I teach.
Asking for help, trading for help, or paying for help is always better than making costly mistakes. I’m always amazed at the amount of money people spend on remodeling when all that needed to be done was a little de-cluttering and re-arranging.
Food preparation has become very complicated for many because of self imposed dietary restrictions. Paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian and trendy diets are, for the most part, choices we make that add to expensive and complicated meals. As a type 1 diabetic, I fully understand the need to eat carefully, but I’ve learned that the key to really great meals and weight management has much more to do with portion control than any crazy diet. Balancing carbs, fats and protein with exercise is not rocket science. The best information I received after my diagnosis at 18 was learning what 1800 calories looked like while incorporating a variety of foods and that exercise had to be a part of my life EVERY DAY…not just a few days a week.
Don’t let these things hold you back from enjoying what matters most! Organizing continues to be my passion, but time spent with the people I love will always be more important than any organizing project.
Enjoy the sunshine!