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I think about this in ALL of my ventures. I think about this before each client I work with. It is what I am hoping my clients have, COMMITMENT! There is NO in between when trying to reach a goal. Whether I’m Life Coaching or Organizing, it applies to both. You need commitment. Commitment to yourself is where ANY change can begin.
I made a commitment to myself to better my life and work really hard on finding the balance. I’m always trying to find the balance of school, work, hobbies, friends, relationships, and family. I am succeeding in varying degrees. Hehe. But no matter what, I have a commitment to myself!
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been painting and writing. I’ve made a commitment to produce art and I’m committed to releasing it in 2015. I have grown inside from doing this and my life is better because of it! Make a commitment to yourself! Make a commitment to yourself!
First of all, I love organizing. I love to organize. I love having everything in its place. I love how it looks when everything is organized. I feel at peace when things are organized. I GET how organization in my own life has made it easier to function. But sometimes I DON’T FEEL LIKE ORGANIZING!
That’s right, you heard me! Sometimes I don’t feel like organizing. Organization is a constant job. Getting started and organized is the heavy part, the most challenging AND the most work. After that it gets much easier but nonetheless you have to keep it up. MOST of the time I have no problem hanging up the jacket I just wore back in its spot in the closet. Usually I can’t sleep until I wash every dirty dish from dinner and put them away. In general I keep my files in order of importance on my desk. But every once in a while I come home and I’m exhausted from work and the transportation from work. Some evenings I just want to come home, take off my shoes, grab a glass of wine and eat my leftovers form the night before AND NOT clean up. Sometimes I do JUST that and I don’t feel guilty or anxiety.
There is a BUT to this though….
In order for me to do this SOMETIMES, I had to first make a commitment to myself ALL THE TIME. I am an organized person. I have made the commitment to be an organized person. I made the commitment to organize and stay organized. Once I did that, I also allowed myself to be human. It’s okay for me to occasionally feel tired and not in the mood. I am NOT perfect. Sometimes there is no reason to look deeper into the “why”, its just what it “is”. I made myself the promise that when these times arise, I will quickly get back on the path. Its like being on a healthier eating lifestyle and on a random Tuesday you have a Hostess Twinkie. You won’t die. The universe won’t implode. The world won’t stop. Its’OKAY. Just as long as you have the larger commitment to yourself that being organized is one of the keys to your own happiness. It is to mine.
So I’m a Professional Organizer and I have to admit, with no shame, that sometimes I DON’T FEEL LIKE ORGANIZING!
But most of the time…I DO….
You’ve made the choice to begin something. You feel that you have the commitment to yourself. You are ready! Many times it’s easy to start a project and be completely excited! But I do know there are some days when you are having a hard time caring. The question is: how do I keep the momentum going?
There is no easy answer. There is ONE answer. It’s up to YOU to keep the momentum going. I always say that it begins and ends with YOU. So if that is true, then there are several ways to support that thought and stay motivated. You can do a buddy system. Some people like having a friend or family member with them every step of the way. Just remember you have to pick the person who will be a right fit for you. Others turn to support groups or church for empowerment to go on.
Personally I like being around like minded people. People who are making change happen in their lives. Two to five minutes after I’m around people like that, I feel reenergized! And they don’t have to be doing the exact same thing I’m doing. Just hearing them talk about the things they are accomplishing, turns me on!
I’m a pretty self sufficient person but even I have my days. So I have a gift for you: It’s OK to have days where you are NOT motivated! Sometimes it’s a sign that you are doing too much or pushing too hard. Take a break. Relax. Regenerate. For me it’s working in my garden, or doing yoga or reading a book! You can be superhuman! Just be mindful that you are just taking a break and not giving up or stopping all together.