RSS

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!! 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on June 12, 2019 in Organizing

 

Tags: , ,

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!! 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Organizing

 

Super Thought Of The Day: Waking Up Stress Free

Image result for everything in its right place quote

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.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Organizing

 

Tags: , , ,

Today Is My 50th Birthday and Here’s One Thing I Am Grateful For

OH my! I’m 50 years old today!!! 

The one thing that I am really celebrating is that 10 years at age 40, I changed my whole life for the better, which includes starting this Professional Organizing business. I am so proud and happy that I took an interest in myself and my well being. I invite all of you (at any age) to do the same! 

Thank you for the bottom of my heart for all the support! 

 
3 Comments

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Me

 

Tags: , , , ,

Guest Blogger: Jackie Waters: 3 Tips to Claim Your Life Back from Career Burnout

Have you noticed yourself becoming less productive, pessimistic, or irritable at work? Are you physically, mentally, and emotionally drained, and becoming increasingly detached from your coworkers? You are probably experiencing career burnout.

 

When burnout is left unaddressed, it can lead to severe anxiety and depression, and it will eventually affect other areas of your life. Finding a work-life balance is critical for anyone who wants to live a fulfilling and successful life. If you’re on the brink of burnout or are already in the middle of it, here are some tips to help you claim your life back:

 

Assess Your Career

 

Before you do anything else, it can help to step back for a moment and think about your career. This can be difficult to do when you’re relentlessly working because there’s always a task to complete or deadline to meet. If necessary, take a few days vacation (a week is optimal), and evaluate your career path. Ask yourself questions like:

 

  • Are you fulfilled at your job?
  • Have you lost passion for your work?
  • Is there another career path you would be willing to try?

 

When you have a demanding job, passion is imperative, because you will be spending most of each day working. And without passion, your days will eventually become dreadful and ultimately feel meaningless — hence, burnout.

 

Although it may be hard at first, changing your career could be the best decision you ever make for you and your family, as your fulfillment will carry over to other aspects of your life. And there are many career paths to choose from. For instance, if you like helping people, you might consider becoming a social worker. One advantage of switching to a career in social work is that you don’t even need a bachelor’s degree to pursue your master’s. There are many online programs offered that allow you to take classes while still working at your current job. That way, you can maintain your income while building your new career path.

 

Get Outside

 

Along with evaluating your career choice, spending time outdoors can do wonders for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Nature is one of the best stress relievers out there, and it has a way of restoring balance to your life when you have a brutal schedule. Even a walk during your lunch break can be beneficial, but if you want to take full advantage of the outdoors, pick up a hobby. It can be anything that keeps you active and brings you joy. Surfing, for example, comes with a plethora of health benefits, including:

 

  • Better cardiovascular health
  • Stronger muscles and bones
  • Improved balance and flexibility
  • Exposure to vitamin D
  • Reduced stress
  • Opportunities for self-reflection

 

Also, if surfing sounds like something you would like to start doing, do your research when picking out a surfboard. Running, hiking, swimming, cycling and mountain climbing are other options you might consider. If you’re not sure of your interests, don’t be afraid to try new activities until you find one that sticks.

 

With that in mind, think about taking a vacation that encourages you to expand your adventurous horizons and get a little more exercise. Heading out to Los Angeles, for example, will provide you with a plethora of different options, from hitting the beach, visiting the city’s many iconic destinations, or heading into the hills for a stroll along a nature trail. According to Turnkey, Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory are great for those who enjoy hiking.

 

Consider CBD Oil

 

CBD oil is another thing to consider when you’re experiencing career burnout. Increasing evidence is showing that CBD oil can relieve anxiety, reduce inflammation, promote deeper sleep, and help the body regulate itself. If you’re wanting to explore this natural remedy, it’s important to research reputable manufacturers and ensure you are getting a high-quality oil. Also, you can get CBD in other forms like vape oils and juices. Of course, it’s essential to consult your doctor before trying CBD in any form.

 

If you’re experiencing any or all symptoms of career burnout, take action now. Take a careful look at your career path, and be open to making a change. Try to spend more time outdoors, and find a hobby that provides physical activity and joy. Finally, explore CBD oil to see if it’s something that could help. Overcoming burnout is essential to living a happy and fulfilling life.

 

Photo Credit: Pexels

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Life Coaching

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Guest Blogger: Suzie Wilson: 3 Smart Options For Your Home!!

Photo from pymnts.com

If you want your home to stand out in a market full of so-so properties, a great way to do so is with smart home automation. Smart home features make life more convenient and add a futuristic touch to your house. Many of the best features on the market help make your home more environmentally-friendly, which can also save you big bucks on utility bills. Whether you’re getting ready to put your home on the market soon or you just want to add some appeal with the possibility of selling in the future, these smart home automation features make your house stand out from the pack.

Note that while many smart home features are easy to install yourself, you’ll want to hire help for anything that involves electrical or plumbing work. Fortunately, hiring a professional shouldn’t set you back too much. For instance, the average cost to hire an electrician in Los Angeles should only cost you about $189 to $602.

Smart Lighting

Lighting is a huge part of staging a home for sale. Smart lighting systems give homeowners more control over their lighting while allowing them to customize it in cool new ways. Smart lighting uses LED bulbs and strips that are more expensive than your average lights, but they are also more energy efficient and long-lasting, so they end up saving money in the long run. The light bulbs connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network so you can use your smart hub or assistant to control lights with voice commands. Many systems can also be controlled by a mobile app you access on your smartphone or tablet.

 

Smart Refrigerator

A smart refrigerator may seem excessive at first glance, but once you’ve lived with one, you’ll never want to go back to an analog fridge again. Smart refrigerators connect to your home’s Wi-Fi and feature internal cameras so you have access to what’s inside at all times. Simply check your feed via the refrigerator’s mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. Furthermore, they have a touchscreen interface, so you have the convenience of the internet right in the kitchen. Take inventory of what you have in the kitchen, and program it to your refrigerator’s system to come up with a list of possible recipes you can make for dinner. Never worry about forgetting your grocery list at home again– with a smart refrigerator, you can access your to-buy list anywhere and everywhere.

www.travelers.com

Smart Thermostat

While old-fashioned thermostats can be fickle, smart thermostats are intuitive. These innovative heat and AC devices learn your family’s behaviors and preferences while monitoring the weather so it can automatically adjust to your liking. Not having to fiddle with your thermostat to make your home feel just right saves more than just your sanity– it will also save you money. Your home’s AC and heating system doesn’t have to struggle to change rapidly. Rather, it gradually adjusts itself without overexerting your HVAC system. Like a lot of other smart home features, smart thermostats connect to your home’s Wi-Fi so you can control it via a mobile app or your smart hub if you integrate the two.

Smart home features may not add much to your home’s asking price, but they do help your house stand out in a market full of the same old stuff. Not only do smart home features make your home more convenient, but they can also help save you money on utility bills. Smart lighting is incredibly customizable and adds appeal when staging your home to sell. A smart refrigerator helps your family stay on top of their food consumption and meal planning, and smart thermostats keep your home comfortable without putting too much strain on your energy consumption.

 

Suzie Wilson ⎸info@happierhome.net  ⎸Happier Home

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

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! 

 

Tags: , , ,