One purpose of this blog is to encourage you as well as give tips on how to live a more organized life. But one thing I know for sure: life continues to get harder, more complicated and somewhat overwhelming.
An example; I walked into my closet with clean clothes to hang up and saw shelves full of clothes that needed to be re-organized. Does that ever happen to you? In a mad rush this weekend, I kept adding to the shelf clothes from different locations in the closet as I decided what to wear, etc. Now, a mess but no time to re-organize the closet.
I also have a closet that is stuffed with items that I keep saying, “I’ll get it sorted out soon.” Only, I don’t have the energy or the will power to do it! Yes! I may speak and write about organization but I struggle just like you.
Maybe you walk into the kitchen, open up the refrigerator and wow! Stuff is piled up, all in the wrong places and you can’t find anything. But you have to get dinner going so you don’t have time to clean it out.
Or, you only have today to get the car to the shop for an oil change and tires rotated. But if you go today, then you won’t have the time to get something else done. So, the car gets fixed but other things have to wait.
Or, you look at the stack of papers / receipts to go through so you can file your taxes and you want to cry.
Or, you go to the doctor and find out you need some tests. And you realize that you don’t have the time or the emotional strength to get them done.
As you can see, our situations go from small issues to a life-threatening ones. But no matter the issue, we are battling things to do every day that can pull down our joy in life.
How can organization help? By teaching us to take each day, step by step. When we start to feel overwhelmed, we need to stop and do something that will help us cope better. Maybe a cup of coffee with a friend or your Bible or a good book. Maybe a nap. Maybe a walk. Maybe writing in your journal or a phone call with a family member or friend.
Organization teaches us to do the best we can each day so that we, hopefully, can stay on top of the craziness of life.
- Make the decision to keep your life, your home and your health organized.
- Make lists to help you with this.
- Take each section of your life (as meals, cleaning your home, teaching your children, your health) in tiny segments. If you can only plan one meal, then just plan that one meal. You will cope better by taking life day by day, step by step.
- Cover every day and every decision with prayer. God wants to lead you and provide for you!
Manna from Heaven
“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” Ps 68:19
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5