Psychological Flexibility: Child Care and Elder Care – How to Be Flexible and Maintain What’s Important to You
Whether it’s being in a relationship, your career or taking care of your kids, staying connected to your values helps support psychological flexibility. What is psychological flexibility? The technical definition is “the ability to contact the present moment more fully as a conscious human being and to change, or persist in, behavior when doing so […]
Sustainability – Get Organized and Sustainable: DIY Cleaning Products
What do cleaning products have to do with getting organized? When we’re organized it’s easier to make the time to care about ourselves, others, our communities, and the environment. The type of cleaning products we use directly affect our health and the environment — “all-purpose” cleaning products are commonly used without considering their […]
Sustainability – What Does Food Waste Have To Do With Being Organized?
When I work in cluttered kitchens with clients, I always find piles of expired food hiding in the back of cupboards, and fridges busting with old condiments that are way past their due date. Through these experiences I’ve seen the connection between being organized and reducing waste in the kitchen. In Canada alone, $31 […]
Sustainability – How Getting Organized Made Me More Environmentally Sustainable
Have you ever tracked how much time you spend shopping or looking for the latest item to buy? Do you find yourself moving piles of stuff from one place to another in search of something? Have you ever thought about your “stuff” impacting your ability to stay organized, the environment, and your health? It’s been […]
Mindfulness – Never Enough Time?
Feel overwhelmed with not having enough time? Try these three steps to help: 1) Awareness Create a table with three columns. Make a list of clutter habits in the first column (eg. never putting away your clean laundry). In the second column, write what your barriers are to changing that habit – what’s stopping you? […]
Intentional Living – Seasonal Change Over
The less change over, the better. Who wants to lug out bins from the basement or garage every season? When you go through the process this year, ask yourself the questions below. 1) How important is it to keep it? Regardless of what category we are working on with clients, this is the […]
Setting Boundaries – The Dreaded To Do List
Are you feeling overwhelmed?Do you have items on your list that have been there for months?Do you have multiple to do lists? Check out the suggestions below to help you overcome the dreaded to do list. 1) Accept that you will always have one Do you feel like your list will never end? […]
Mindfulness – What’s holding you back from letting go?
We all have an attachment to our belongings and for each one there’s a different reason. Over the years I’ve seen the same reasons pop up over and over and the big three I see are: guilt, how much someone spent on an item, and “what if”. In order to change clutter creating habits getting […]