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Super Organizer Saturday: Teaching At Michaels

So I taught my first class at Michaels. Yes Michaels the Arts and crafts store. I didn’t know this, but they have a classroom in most of their stores. They offer all kinds of classes from hobbies to cake decoratings to picture framing.

I am a Michaels member and get emails all the time from them. I happened to open an email about looking for arts and crafts teachers. You would be an independent contractor and they go through a process and then decide if they want to bring you onboard. You are not an employee of Michaels. (No discounts on their items, dang it) But you come in with your brand and branding and supplies and set up and do your class.

I did my first on at the Michaels in Hawthorne, CA , south of LA proper. The room is off in a wierd corner by a hallway but once you go in , it s a nice size. You can have up to 12 people. They have tables and chairs and a sink and desk and i could do a powerpoint presentation too. They have a cabinet with some supplies you could you use too. It was nice . The air conditioning was on lol. I liked it.

I just submitted for my next dates. I will post here when the next one is. I wouldn’t mind going back to that location but I can’t wait to go to another location and see if all the classrooms are similar. If you are in the LA area, sign up and join it! We have fun and you learn tips and go home with products!!

 

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Super Question Of The Day: Are OCD and Being Organized the Same?

First of the all the answer is strong NO!!!!!!!!

OCD is a condition and an impediment to your mental health. While being organized is a learned behavior that helps your mental health!

I’ll give you the definition of OCD as defined by the mayoclinic.org

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress.

You may try to ignore or stop your obsessions, but that only increases your distress and anxiety. Ultimately, you feel driven to perform compulsive acts to try to ease your stress. Despite efforts to ignore or get rid of bothersome thoughts or urges, they keep coming back. This leads to more ritualistic behavior — the vicious cycle of OCD.

OCD often centers around certain themes — for example, a fear of getting contaminated by germs. To ease your contamination fears, you may compulsively wash your hands until they’re sore and chapped.

If you have OCD, you may be ashamed and embarrassed about the condition, but treatment can be effective.

People will lightly say “I have OCD” or “wouldnt I have to have OCD to be so organized” or “are you OCD?” 

They are two very different things. Simply being organized is a way of life and state of being. You can learn and implement systems that will work for you not against in your everyday life!

If you think you have OCD, please get help. There are people who can help you! If you want to get organized or thought you couldnt get organized before, YOU can get organized!! There are people who can help you!! 

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2019 in Organizing

 

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The Facebook Live Chats Return!!

It’s been a year since I did my last FB Live chat and many of you who follow me know that I have a difficult year.

But I am back! And so are the chats! Ask The Super Organizer! I will be starting these again! Ask me anything Organization and time management related..AND IT”S FREE! 

So LIKE my page https://www.facebook.com/thesuperorganizer/ 

Then you will be notified when I come on OR you can check the page! 

I am doing my first one this Saturday June 1st at noonPST/3pmEST! Join me!! 

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Organizing

 

Super Thought Of The Day: Waking Up Stress Free

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I like waking up and being stress free when I do. What does that mean? Well the stresses of the day may and will come but do I  want to wake up stressed. Also I don’t want stress right after I wake up. I want to have some peace before the world comes at me! I’m sure you do to!

So i do a few things to wake up and have a smooth morning. It’s called helping your Tomorrow Self. It’s about time management! Here are a few suggestions:

The night before, pick out your outifit. 

Wake up a little earlier in the morning. Don’t wake up at the last minute.Give yourself some time to wake up slowly and get adjusted.

Some mornings I make a big batch of oatmeal, split it in half. And now i have oatmeat for two days. Saves on the time to make breakfast.

My keys and work bag are ready with all the things I need for the day and they are in the same spot every day! Easy to remember and grab.

I love waking up and knowing some things are done already. Gives me ease.

Try these things.

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Organizing

 

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Now It’s May, Try This!

 

SO now its May! Welcome! I am always excited at the beginning of a new month! It feels like rebirth and I can reset. As we are commited to editing our lives for the better, I have a suggestion of something I would like you to try!

I love lists! I love writing things down! So follow this:

Get an actual pen and peper. (writing it down feels real to me than typing it in my phone or tablet.)

Write down 10 things you would like to accomplish this monrth. (There are 5 weeks in MAY. You can think of it as 2 things per week if you like)

Doesn”t matter if they are small things or big items. Doesn’t matter if you think you can finish them or not. We aren’t censuring ourselves.

Find a spot to either hang/clip/tape the paper.(I  suggest a spot you ALWAYS see EVERY day. Also eye level)

You have till May 31st to accomplish these things. Don’t pressure yourself to stress, just motivate yourself to DO them. Check off  or cross off each thing when done

Doesnt matter the order or where in the list you start.

Then do them!!! 

We will reconvene at the end of the month! I believe in you! Small steps lead to large rewards! 

 

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Super Tip Thursday- Lay Down Those Scissors

Scissors! We all have them. How many times have you picked up a pair and they are rusted or dull and can’t cut through a regular piece of paper?!!

Here are some tips:

Scissors should always lay flat. Its keeps them sharper longer, especially the tips.

Pouches for scissors are another way to prolong their use.

Don’t keep scissors in bathrooms or anywhere humidity is high or moisture is damp. The scissors will rust

Always close scissors when storing them.

Store them facing away from you. That means when you open a drawer make sure the sharp end is facing the opposite end of where you would grab the scissors> So handle side should be in front of you.

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2019 in Organizing

 

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Super Thought Of The Day: What If I Succeed?!

What if you succeed? What if you do get organized and stay organized? What if you put systems in place that work for you?

I’m not a What if person, but my of my clients and/or potential clients DO what if, and usually its the other way..What if i can’t do this? what if I get messy again? What if this is too hard? I am turning it around!!!! What if you succeed????!!!

It’s TOTALLY possible. I say to be realistic on what you are willing to do and how far you are willing to go. Also patience comes into play. You have to be patient with yourself. It may have taken years to get to where you are today. It may take just as long to get out of it. And thats okay! It’s all about mindset and then process and then DO-ing!  change your attitude to I Can’t to I Am!

Just get started. Start small. Step by step. Have patience and think about succeeding.

 
 

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