Get Organized and Live Life On Purpose.
Isn’t it strange how people are such creatures of habit? Most of us move through November and December eating too much, socializing too much and spending too much. Then in January we swing the pendulum back the other way and start exercising, dieting and organizing too much.
Then we get tired.
As my friend (who is a regular gym attendee) said yesterday, “I don’t want to go to the gym today because everybody and their brother will be there. We all know they’re going to be gone in six weeks. Why do they bother?”
So if this frenetic organizing activity every January doesn’t work to get life back in order, what does?
I would like to suggest something a little different: quiet rest and reflection.
What if you took a few days, a week or the entire month to decide what you really desire in life. Before you get busy “doing”, take time to think about what you want to do and why you want to do it.
True and lasting change (including organization) can only happen when we take a step back to discover our own inner motivation, and that motivation isn’t going to come from reading another magazine article.
Believe me, I’ve tried.
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Pamela Foster says
I like routine. Some call it boring. I prefer “predictable”~
Yes Pam, I like routine too! It’s the only way I can survive-lol. I am just saying to think about what you are doing in January instead of just doing what everyone else says you should be doing. Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂
Renella Landry says
I love your article, it makes alot of sense, Made out my to do list and mark the ones that have to be done now, instead of rushing to finish everything and getting it half done and to tired to finish. Taking things slowly, I can accomplish alot more than rushing. And tomorrow is another day and it will get done, sometime soon. At the end of the day I feel that I accomplished something and know what tomorrow will bring. Slow and easy wins the race. Thanks, will share this with my friends
Thanks Renella. I’m so happy you made progress! 🙂
Rachael from KitchenCourses.com says
Love this, Kimberlee! This year, instead of getting super wrapped up in the holidays, I took some of my time to do just what you recommend – rest and reflect. Now, I’m back at it with a new lens and it feels good to have a clear direction again!
That’s great Rachael. Direction is a good thing. 🙂