GO Month: Mental Clutter - H

Let's celebrate Get Organized (GO) Month by ridding ourselves of mental clutter from A to Z!


To celebrate Get Organized (GO) Month I'm doing a series of posts on the mental clutter that can be just as pervasive as physical clutter. For each letter, I'll talk about a mental stumbling block that often impacts our well-being.


Let's focus on H ... Hassle


I am a firm believer that getting our lives organized does not need to cause us hassle, be hard, or even harrowing! Like all those H words there?!


If you know who Marie Kondo is, follow The Home Edit, or watch Hot Mess House you might be thinking that getting organized is more hassle than it's worth...

  • What do you mean I'm supposed to take everything out of my purse at the end of the day to let it rest?

  • What's this new fangled file folding system about?

  • Why is there an order in which I have to organize my stuff?

  • What if I don't like rainbows?

  • Lazy susans make me dizzy and they take up too much room.

  • Being a "cricket organizing personality" sounds kind of gross.


Whenever I work with clients I'm a big believer in keeping KISS organizing systems. You know, Keep It Simple, Stupid! Allow for progress over perfection.


Ways to combat this thinking include:

  • Don't exaggerate the things that bother you - if you don't have matching bins, so be it

  • Let optimism win out over pessimism - if you're organizing system is unconventional, but works, keep using it

  • Embrace the power of humor - if you labeled things with masking tape and not a label maker, who cares

  • Don't let hassle slow down your hustle - if you prefer piling over filing, it's OK

"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."

Voltaire



Here's to freeing ourselves from the mental clutter of hassle!

Please share with someone who needs a clearer mindset.



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