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Self-Improvement Reflections

September is Self-Improvement Month. Here is a time that we can reflect on ways that we might improve.

Anytime I start on a project I like to begin with what I am doing right. Basically, I like myself and I know I have a lot of good points. I also realize that there is always room for improvement. I also know that what I might want to focus on is not the same as what others might want.

I would like to work on the following areas:

1. Worry less

· First and foremost, let go of worrying over anything that I cannot change. Then be realistic about the things I can change. I will do what I can and then let it go.

· I used to keep a gratitude journal and lately I have let that habit go by the wayside. It’s time to bring it back as it begins my day on a positive note.

· When I have a problem that is overcoming me, take the time to talk it out with a friend. This always helps.

2. Work walking into my schedule

· I used to walk at least 3 times a week. Then my hip became a real problem and I had hip replacement surgery. I have healed from that so that is no longer a reason not to walk.

· My husband and I walked together and now I don’t think he will be able to join me. Now I need to find other distractions – perhaps a playlist or a podcast to listen to as I walk.

· When I set up my calendar for the week, put the times I intend to walk on the calendar as an event

I encourage you to find an area or two that you would like to improve. Don’t try to tackle too many changes. Push yourself a bit but be realistic. Just keep moving forward toward your goal. Set up a plan and then break it down into small parts. Schedule times to work

on your plan.

By the end of September let’s see if we have made some shifts in our thinking or set up some new habits.

If you want help or just some assistance in developing a schedule or working any organizational plan either outside or inside your home, 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.


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Sep 01, 2021

I love that you always start with what is working for you. As they say, if it isn't broken don't fix it! I walk every morning and find that a great time to review what I want to accomplish during the day. As I walk I think about the appointments I have and the other desk tasks that are looming. Thinking about these things as I walk centers me around the things that are truly necessary and important to get done that day. I'm happy to hear that you are going to start walking again!

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