Realign to Your Heart’s Desires
As we finish off our year it is helpful to reflect on our wins and lessons and consider what modifications we want to make so that we are not carrying any unuseful mental or physical baggage with us into the next year.
Sometimes we drift off from our true goals without really noticing it. We spend a lot of time and energy chasing the wrong thing. Now is the time to realign so that we end up with our year strong.
Last Sunday our minister, Rev. Jenn challenged us to consider what our true heart’s desires were at this point in our lives. Anytime we’re tempted to focus on what we can’t do or what is not working for us it’s time to turn within and notice what is really tugging at our heart. What gives us joy and makes us truly happy?
When Diane Quintana and I had our business meeting last Friday for Release Repurpose Reorganize, LLC, she reminded me and herself that we need to go back and look at our vision and mission statement for our business as we move forward.
Our work is collaborative – not competitive. We enjoy working with each other, with other professionals, and with our clients so that we all cultivate better health, relationships, and a better lifestyle.
I am happiest when I work with our clients in our Clear Space for You clutter support groups. I love to see the progress made as they begin to understand organizing basics and make changes to their homes. I like to see them become empowered instead of overwhelmed. This is one of my heart’s true desires.
I love to give presentations and share how organizing tactics can improve your lifestyle. The energy that flows during interactive presentations feeds me as well as those participating. I have enjoyed giving some of these presentations at our church.
It was uplifting when at the end of the service Sunday, Rev. Jenn stopped me and told me that she has been working on the 10-minute tasks that I last spoke about and that she is also using some of my advice on decluttering her files. I was able to reply to her that I was using some of her material for my blog! Collaboration was one of her message points.
If you are dealing with a lot of frustration and overwhelm leading into the holidays, take a step back and reflect. Maybe some of your projects need a rest. Maybe in the new year you will get a different perspective and can develop a new plan. Reflect on what part of your work gives you the most joy.
If you want help or just some accountability in completing a project, organizing a space in your home, or managing your time join Diane Quintana and me on our Clear Space For You clutter support group.
Jonda S. Beattie, Professional Organizer owner of Time Space Organization, and co-owner of Release, Repurpose, Reorganize. She is based in the Metro-Atlanta area. As presenter, award-winning author, as well as a retired special education teacher she uses her listening skills, problem solving skills, knowledge of different learning techniques, ADHD specialty, and paper management skills to help clients tackle the toughest organizational issues. Jonda does hands on organizing and virtual organizing. For more of Jonda’s tips connect with her on Facebook.