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About James Lott Jr CTACC

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The Super Organizer Christmas Show!

Yes in the expanding universe of the Super Organizer, I can add Christmas show to it! I would have never thought this was a possiblity but it is a reality due to my partnership with AfterbuzzTV. Producer Stephen Lemieux and I have crafted a fun show for the holiday season! The topics will vary but every episode I will give an organizing tip or two! It has been fun seeing where I can take the brand over the last 10 years! Very diverse! Here is a link to the first episode: https://youtu.be/EED4MfMBSp8

 

Come have fun with me! Celebrate Christmas the next few months!!

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2019 in Music/Arts

 

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Super Thought of The Day- What If I Used The Sauce Packets

Taco Bell Hot Sauce Packet Costume SetInspired by a friend of mine, I decided to start using the sauce packets ion my drawer!! Yes the sauce packets! More than likely they will sit in there and go back and you’ll be throwing them out one day. So I thought what if I used them instead of the bottles that I have. So that’s the mustard, ketchup, mayo and salsa! Now I have no more packets of sauce in my drawers. Try it

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2019 in Organizing

 

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Sort Out Sunday – Do You Even Use That Anymore

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Today I am asking you to go throughout your house and find the items you haven’t used in years. Things like a blender, printer, chopper…is it just taking up valuable real estate in your home. Have you upgraded since then?

For example, I had a regular blender for years then I got a Ninja Blender and use that. The regular blender just sat there. I got rid of it and donated it and now someone else who needed a blender has it.

I always think that the stuff that is just sitting in my house not being used could make someone else happy.

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2019 in Organizing

 

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Super Tip Friday- Schedule Time To Become A Do-er!

People ask me how I get stuff done. What they are really implying are, James how do you all the things that you do and complete them and put out product within the 24 hrs a day we are given. LOL Well I am going to share a tip with you. Here it is:

Schedule the time!

Literally schedule the time! Use a regular calendar, your google calendar, dsayplanner, whatever that will work for you to schedule the time. That’s how I complete tasks. So how do I do it…

I walk around and take notes on what I need to do. It can be laundry, emails, write a book, go in the garden, and plan out the week. (If that is too much, plan out the next day) TO start out I would block 2 hours per task (later you will know about how long to block out time). Now you don’t have to use the full 2 hours. That’s not important. But you have the time open to you.

After you schedule the time, you stick to it and you work ONLY on the task for that 2 hours. Don’t still try to do 2 other things at the same time. Stay on course and just work on that one thing.

Now if you go over the 2 hours that is fine. Especially if you are working on a creative project, work on the task until you are feel you are done. Then you look at the things you may have scheduled that you didn’t get to and reschedule them. The big thing is to complete items.

This system does require you to make a schedule. You are asked to be present in what you do. AND you have to hold yourself accountable. There is a chance to complete tasks and this is the simplest way for me to explain how I do it! You can do it too! And don’t be hard on yourself as you being this. Start out slowly and you will get there!

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2019 in Organizing

 

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A Hard Truth About Getting Organized

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Happy October!! Its the Super Organizer here and I want to share a truth about getting organized with you!

It requires your time and energy to get organized in the first place!

I don’t want to sugar coat things or lie to you and say it’s super simple.

I’m not going to tell you that it’s fun and exciting either!

What I am going to tell you is that it is life changing in ways you may have never imagined. Once you get through the difficult and sometimes strenuous part of getting things in order, it’s amazing afterwards. You get time back in your life. Stress is lowered. The risk of injury due to clutter is gone. TRUST ME you will thank me later! Really you will!

I invite you to dig deep for the will power to get organized. It will really bring you happiness in the long run!

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2019 in Organizing

 

Super Organizing Others!

Here are some examples of my work over the years….

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2019 in Organizing

 

Guest Blogger Suzie Wilson: What You Should Know About Grief, Loss, and Sleep

If you’ve lost someone you love, you know that grief can come crashing in like waves. You feel normal one minute and then completely lost the next. Grief is such a complicated process that can take time to fully process. However, if your grief is causing you to miss out on all-important sleep, it’s time to start asking yourself some serious questions.


Is It Time for a Change in Your Bedroom?

Losing a loved one can make it feel as though time is standing still, especially when you lose a spouse. Immediately after your loss, you may not feel up to making any big changes around your home. But in time, think about whether altering your bedroom could help you get more restful sleep. You can start with small touches such as adding quality sleep gear to help improve your bedtime routines. New smart sleep technology, like the FitSleep or Nox Smart Sleep Light, use lights and sounds to help you fall asleep faster. A white-noise machine can also be helpful (you can find one for under $20).

When you are ready for a bigger change, you can also add more relaxing colors to your bedroom walls. Calming earth tones like blue, gray, and brown can help relax your senses when you are in your room and help you get more restful sleep as you work through the grieving process. Try to avoid any bright colors or limit any vibrant shades to an accent wall or trim.

 

Are You Taking Time for Real Self-Care?

 Mourning the death of someone you loved and lived with can make even mundane tasks seem like a lot of effort. Self-care tends to fall to the wayside when you are experiencing immense grief, but if you are not sleeping, that lack of self-care could be an issue. For one, regular exercise, as difficult as it may be right now, is absolutely critical in maintaining healthy sleep habits. This is especially true for times when stress is the source of your sleeplessness. Exercise helps reduce feelings of anxiety and stress, in addition to burning any excess energy that is making it difficult to relax. So, try to get a brisk morning workout in a few times a week, or find another physical activity that helps take some of that stress and worry away.

You can also hire help around the house to give you some relief, such as lawn-mowing or cleaning services. If you’re going to hire anyone, make sure you can manage the expense. For example, the average cost of hiring a lawn-mowing service is $49 – $219.

Finding other ways to relieve stress and worry, like journaling, can also help you improve your sleep quality. Finally, pay special attention to what you eat. Comfort foods such as pizza, ice cream, and chocolate can soothe your emotions but when you eat certain foods before bed, you could actually be disrupting your sleep quality.

 

Has Your Grief Reached Unhealthy Limits?

 When you have tried changing your bedroom and you still cannot get enough sleep, it may be time for more help. While everyone experiences grief in their own way, some people may find themselves slipping quickly from normal stages of grief to complicated grief. This intense form of mourning can mimic depressive disorders, but it’s important to note that these conditions are quite different. You still need to seek medical care in order to process complicated grief, but chances are you will be able to recover at some point.

To help make your grieving process a bit easier, try to avoid activities that affect your sleep and can lead to unhealthy habits. For instance, having a drink or glass of wine before bed may seem relaxing, but alcohol actually prevents restful sleep and can develop into an addiction when used as an emotional crutch over extended periods of time.

 The truth is that you may never fully heal from your grief, but that’s okay. We can mourn the ones we’ve deeply loved and lost for a lifetime, in our own way, so long as we learn to live our lives outside of grief. That means practicing self-care, getting enough sleep, and gathering enough strength to pick up those scattered pieces and carry on with our lives again.

 

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Posted by on September 12, 2019 in Health

 

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