Put Your Life in Drawers

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Organizing your house is easy. Organizing your life is a lot harder.

Organizing your items at home is great – it eliminates clutter and makes your house look more inviting than before. However, there’s usually no deeper meaning to organizing your stuff than aesthetic purposes. Taking control and organizing your life is a different story. Do you have a lot of “clutter” in your life? Do you feel anxious, worried, or a little down?

It’s a bright shiny new year, there’s no time to start like the present. I know that when I am feeling anxious or worried it’s because I feel like I am losing control of the things that I have to get done. Of course, with a house full of children, I am constantly behind on what I need to get done. However, organizing your life can be done a little bit at a time, so get started right now.

Get an App. No, Get 3 Apps.

If you are the official appointment keeper for your family, you need to get a calendar app with 24-hour reminder push notifications for your phone, a calendar for the kitchen, a calendar for the office, and some kind of family pinboard/chalkboard/dry erase board. I have all of these things, and I religiously record all of the family’s different doctor, dentist, psychiatrist, physical therapist, etc. appointments on each and every one.

It may seem like overkill, but when you have 3 children in 2 different schools with different activities and appointments things can get out of control very quickly. I feel that I am in much better control of daily life when things are written down, and it makes me feel much calmer about life when I am not wondering at 3AM “Does the baby have a Dr appointment tomorrow?”

Get Rid of Those Extra Worries

Stop worrying so much about the things that you can’t change, and work on the things that you can change. Seriously, how many things have you been worried about this week that haven’t actually happened? Are you worried that your child is going to have a bad day at school? Maybe get into a fight with their friend? If you’ve already talked to them about it, then there’s nothing left for you to do – so let that worry go.

Are you worried that your child is going to have a bad day at school? Maybe get into a fight with their friend? If you’ve already talked to them about it, then there’s nothing left for you to do – so let that worry go.

Are you scared about driving in the snow and the ice to go to work? Stop worrying – as long as you are driving as carefully as you can, then there’s nothing else you can do. Worrying about it isn’t going to stop someone else from being reckless.

I know that it’s hard to get rid of every worry and bad thought that you have, but get rid of as many as you can, you will be a happier person for the effort.

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