It’s that time of year folks – crack open the bubbly, count down the minutes and make those New Year’s resolutions you know you won’t keep post January 31! Hey we do it every year, so why change now? Well, when it comes to decluttering and getting organised, if you can stick with it, it can really change your life for the better – 365 days of the year!
Unclutterer.com had an interesting post today about making (and more importantly keeping) your New Year’s resolutions – especially when it comes to becoming organised:
According to the National Association of Professional Organizers in theUS, the phrase “get organized” is one of the top 10 resolutions people make every year. If you add uncluttering into the “get organized” category, it’s likely a top 5 resolution.
If you fall into the group of resolution makers who wants to be better organized in 2012, the first thing to do is specifically identify why you want to be organized. Being organized isn’t usually a goal. Being organized is merely a path to achieving another goal.
For instance, you might want to be better organized with your time after work so you finally get your business idea off the ground. You might want to be more organized with meal planning so you have less stress surrounding mealtimes with your family.
Knowing why you want to be organized will help you with the remaining steps of the resolution-making process and with ultimately achieving your goals.
After you have identified why you want to be more organized and have a rough idea of the resolutions you wish to achieve, your next step is to create a detailed plan of action.
Read the entire article here: http://unclutterer.com/2011/12/29/making-resolutions-and-creating-a-2012-resolution-action-plan/