Journaling to support organizing: A spiral-bound journal, so it can lay flat. A set of Crayola markers. Thoughts, wants, reflections. The value of journaling to organizing ? Only you have that answer. But I will suggest that you simply start….
I often end up talking with clients about the energy given off by our Things. Think about all those papers on your desk; how do they make you feel? What kind of energy is that? Think about the things you…
“It’s so hard to stick to the decluttering. It’s just, well, boring.” I hear this often. Until you get into the decluttering and find long-lost items, money, photos with memories, and something your elementary school friend gave you, the serendipitous…
There’s still time to get more organized for this holiday season; don’t give up yet if you’re feeling overwhelmed. This free, recorded webinar is about what to do with all the “stuff” and how to manage our time more easily….
Declutter your mind. The fastest way to combat that feeling of constant distraction. That nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something – or someone. Declutter and you’ll find focus again. Like with “things,” declutter first, and organize second. Two distinct steps;…
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"Sue’s book leaves no stone unturned, no question unanswered … Whether it’s stuff, time, perspective or plans, she presents clear, easy-to-follow suggestions and ideas that help the reader clarify what’s important and how to let go of the rest. … from a holistic standpoint, taking into account the emotional and relational factors that are so often at the core of our difficulties…."
Her work is based on the recognition that our lives are a series of stages or chapters, and that each new stage has its own requirements for a successful and fulfilling transition. It can often feel like an overwhelming challenge to manage such transitions deliberately and mindfully. Sue’s robust and encouraging approach to this challenge makes it possible to break down and eliminate even the most daunting-looking obstacles."
Kathryn May, MSW, Life Coach and Therapist
“Sue West brings a librarian style sensibility to organizing while offering advice that is easily accessible to everyone….the art of reorganizing to suit your values and to help you through life transitions…. She emphasizes that there is no right or wrong way to organize. ….aims to overcome any fear individuals have about getting organized by encouraging small steps….She discusses organizing as an “ongoing process” and encourages communication among those who share living space to avoid unintentionally sabotaging any strides toward a more ordered household. … As an archives consultant who helps families create order for their personal papers, and as a former professional librarian, I recommend this book to anyone who bemoans lacking an innate sense of how to order their world.
It is also helpful for those who need a new perspective to help rethink their possessions and to re-examine their sense of self to step comfortably into the future. Ms. West’s book will walk you through the steps you need to create an organizational system that works for you and makes you feel in control."
Melissa Mannon, Archives and Cultural Heritage Consultant, ArchivesInfo