Ch-ch-ch-changes! There’s a big change happening in my life as I prepare for my upcoming wedding. It got me thinking about the way in which significant events can be a springboard for making other changes in our life.
Good or bad, changes have an effect on us. Whether expected or out of the blue, we still have to deal with those changes. How do you react to change?
I invite you to look at change through the lens of disorder vs order, clutter vs space, a muddled head vs clear thinking. Does change affect your relationship with *things*? Change may disrupt your daily routines and create physical and mental disorder in the short-term, and this is perfectly normal; are you able to recover and return to your routines relatively quickly and easily?
What if you notice, though, that some routines are not serving you as well as they have in the past? For instance, if your modus operandi is to be in JIT mode (Just In Time, or Flying By The Seat of Your Pants), but you long to feel more relaxed, then you can use major change as an ‘excuse’ to adjust how you operate. You can use this major event – a birth, a death, a career change, a marriage, a split – as an opportunity to say “life’s too short to waste my time looking for things I can’t find” or “life’s too short to always be anxious about getting to meetings or finishing projects on time”. This is an ideal opportunity to find ways to be more productive with your time and energy.
Professional Organizers are also Productivity experts. As well as helping people organize their homes to work for them instead of against them, Productivity Coaches like me can also help busy professionals and academics organize their thinking so they get more clarity, and manage projects so they are completed on time. Productivity Coaching is one of my specialties, and which I can carry out via Virtual (remote) Organizing. I’d be happy to arrange a phone call if you’d like to learn more.
In the meantime, think about a recent or upcoming major change in your life, and how it may trigger a much-needed change in the way you operate. Pull out a pad of paper and start writing – there’s something magical about thinking on paper… if you let your thoughts flow without censoring them, your subconscious will help you out. You may see things that surprise you!