Stop!

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Tanya

When you have mental clutter that is blocking you from living your life, it is simply all those issues for which you are not yet making a decision about. To find peace you cannot postpone any longer.

We stop ourselves all the time. Every day. What we deny persists. So, it is time to stop stopping ourselves. It is time to stop denying that we need to clear the clutter from our lives, beginning with our minds and our hearts.

Stopping

Difficulties

Posted on November 27, 2015 by Tanya

When you are facing a difficult time in your life (and we all do), think about what is not working for you; what you can’t have more of in your life; what you no longer need. Then you can begin clearing away the clutter in your mind – and in your life. Which door will you choose?

decisions

Clutter

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Tanya

Relax - Coffee and Book

Clutter is not just paper and “stuff”. Clutter is also in our minds. We have filled our minds with things that are often negative and not helpful or uplifting for our lives. Once we get it out, sort it, and properly file it away, we find peace.

Puzzle

Posted on November 19, 2015 by Tanya

Life is messy and that is OK. We all have edges. It is what we do with our own edges that affect how we interact with other’s edges. Together, that makes the pieces of the puzzle fit together.

Puzzle

Simply Life – Introduction

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Tanya

An Appreciation for Our Mental Health

As a professional organizer and productivity expert with a background in social work, it was natural to notice the emotional struggles of my clients and those who needed to be clients. Our “stuff” represents us in the simplest of ways. The more we have and the less we can find means wasted money, time, space and energy.

This is what Barbara Hemphill has coined, SYSTEM™ – Saving You Space, Time, Energy, and Money. As a productive environment specialist, I help my clients to create and implement systems that work for them. Regardless of how much stuff anyone has, if it is interfering with your life, it is too much. Life should not be about what we own and therefore what owns us, but rather about how those things we have enhance our lives.

I work with clutter. My clients all have it and don’t know how to deal with it. They don’t know where to begin or even if it is worth it. What most don’t understand are the emotions behind it all.

Some have closets and rooms full of stuff from a deceased spouse. They know they need to go through it and donate or give away most if not all, but the nervousness of letting go of the stuff is really about the fear of forgetting their loved one.

Others are simply overwhelmed with life and the day-to-day happenings. Living from one moment to the next is the best they can do, and that is OK. But, the stuff is filling their home and their mind and the worry or embarrassment is such that they cannot find peace and security with letting go.

The next postings are short paragraphs about how to live a Simple Life