Get Your Life Organized and Your Body Healthy NOW!
If you’re like a lot of people, you started 2017 by making some New Year’s Resolutions, such as “Clean up my house” or “Eat a more nutritious diet.”
But now that we’re almost three weeks into the new year, how many of those resolutions have you kept and how many have you broken? Did you even bother to make any resolutions at all?
It’s not uncommon for people to break their New Year’s resolutions, even as early as January. You know you want to change your life. You know you want to declutter your home or eat better and lose those unwanted pounds. And yet you continue to put everything off.
Procrastination is one of the biggest obstacles to becoming the best version of yourself that you can be. But it’s not an unsolvable problem. There are actually three things you can do to get yourself moving on the right track.
One of the main reasons we procrastinate is that we think about what we need to do as one giant task: “Clean up my house” or “get into shape.” And when we think of it that way, it can seem overwhelming, like climbing a mountain. But any big goal is made up of a bunch of smaller goals. And some of those goals can be broken down into even smaller goals.
You don’t have to climb the whole mountain at once. All you have to do is do is take a step. Move one thing in your living room. And then move another thing. Every time you do that, you’re taking a step forward, and every step you take—no matter how small—gets you closer to your goal.
Do Something, Anything
A lot of times in life, we put things off because we’re just not sure where to begin. We can easily get so bogged down in trying to figure out where to start that we simply end up not doing anything.
The answer to “Where should I start?” is “Anywhere.” Start with the easiest thing, the thing that’s closest to you right now. Pick it up and move it somewhere. Then pick something else up and move it somewhere else. Instead of pondering what would be the best place to start, let your eyes, hands and feet do the thinking.
What you’ll find is that by doing one thing, you can actually move closer to another goal at the same time. This is especially true of home organization and healthier eating habits. An organized home is directly connected to better nutrition. So by taking those first steps toward decluttering your home, you’re also starting on the path toward nutritional wellness. You’re actually killing two birds with one stone!
Reach Out for Help
Even if taking a few small first steps sounds achievable, we sometimes need help taking those steps—and the ones that come after. That’s where I can help.
As a certified professional residential organizer, I can take those first few steps with you toward a clutter-free life. Like a physical trainer who helps improve people’s physical fitness, I can be the hand that pulls you up, sets you on the right path and takes the journey by your side. And as a holistic nutrition consultant, I can help you take advantage of the amazing connections between an organized home and a more nutritious lifestyle.
It’s often been said that the first step is the hardest. But the first step is actually the easiest. It’s right there in front of you. All you have to do is start with something small, do anything that takes you closer to your goal, and reach out for help from a certified professional. By doing these three things, you can start to turn this year’s procrastination problem into last year’s memory.