Are you stumped not knowing where to start with decluttering and organising?
Perhaps there are too many things to tackle and getting started feels like a monumental task in itself?
If this is you then you might be missing the first important step – taking the time to set yourself a goal.
First though… Why set a goal at all?
Because without a goal, you’re without a destination.
It’s like getting into your car and plugging nothing into the GPS.
Sure you can drive along with no particular plan, but if you actually want to get somewhere it helps to know where you’re going first.
So, how do you plan and set a goal?
First of all, think about what you actually want, not what you think is expected of you, or a nice to have.
Get super real with yourself .
When I’m working with clients I ask them what they want their day or week to look like, because that’s the destination they need to aim for.
A classic example is the morning school routine (a doozy for most parents).
Would you rather…
Spend every morning frantically rushing around getting the kids ready for school, looking for hairbrushes, school books and drink bottles, OR have time to relax for 10 minutes every morning to enjoy a lovely cup of coffee before moving about your day?
Figuring out how you want your day to look gives you a specific destination to aim for.
In the long run, it’s going to save you time because even if you get distracted, you always know which way you’re going.
Speaking of being specific, I’m a BIG fan of setting SMART goals.
If you’re not familiar with the acronym, it means: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based.
I use the SMART goal method because I find it’s the shortest path to getting me where I need to be.
So, if you feel like you’ve failed at being organized in the past, then it’s probably because you haven’t set yourself a goal, or a specific enough goal.