The Process

Posted on December 7, 2015 by Tanya

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –
Abraham Lincoln

Let’s begin with the five-step process* used with every client every time to define every situation:

State your vision – what do you want out of YOUR life?
Identify your obstacles – what often gets in YOUR way?
Commit your resources – determine to use YOUR best assets.
Design and execute your plan – how will you maintain YOUR peace?
Sustain your success – what will keep YOUR mind and heart clear?

When thinking about YOUR space, time, energy, and money, how you clear your clutter is almost as important as why you do it. What most people don’t realize is that underlying most any why are the emotions that led to the clutter issue originally. It is these emotional reasons that we need to recognize and resolve in order to truly clear, restore and transform YOUR world.

Our mental health is so integral to who we are but few of us step back to process how our mental health impacts us and others. It is not something most of us are comfortable with. We can SEE the clutter. We can FEEL the dust. We can HEAR the commotion. But, we can’t TOUCH the emotions. They are just there – often indefinable and irrepressible. But, they impact every thing we respond to. When we can get our mental faculties healthy, we can truly handle anything else.

* There are many concepts I refer to (and will in future posts) that are from Barbara Hemphill or a part of her Certified Productive Environment Institute training. I have completed this training and used it to build upon what I have been doing for years. Now, I have more structured terminology and processes for my work as an organizer and productivity expert.


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