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It is not only to be contemplated but fully expressed in our manner of speech, our relationships with others (honoring spirits), our commitment to home. Peace seeks manifestation through visual expression and commitment.
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1. Identify 3 key issues affecting your ability to organize and stay that way
2. If behavioral - learn to surrender and let go behaviors that hold you back a) commit daily to surrendering one behavioral pattern for one month b) add incrementally
3. If contextual - identify where small changes can be made to the space to improve spatial efficiencies
4. Make a commitment to organizing yourself and your space – begin a 30-day program committing to making personal and organizational changes each day. Make it a mantra, a prayer, a meditation – whatever you do, make it routine
5. “White-board” your commitment – post it where you have to see it and be reminded of your commitment
6. Commit to a minimum of 15-minutes a day. Commit to not adding any new clutter to what exist. “When in doubt, throw it out”. If that suggestion causes heart palpitations, scan it and put it on disk.
7. Make friends with your new tools – trash can, scissors, paper shredder, scanner and cd’s; consider making a cd library of your paper files, emails and other media you can digitize
8. A Place for Everything - Generate Storage Space When None Exists If you have faced the problem of not having enough storage space, you know that everything can become a cluttered, disorganized mess. Storage space can be easily added through shelving, cabinet installation, drawers, storage units, bookcases and file cabinets
9. Everything in It’s Place – EVERY DAY
10. Manage Your Mail It’s easy to let the mail pile up, but save yourself time in the long run and deal with incoming mail immediately. Sort your mail as soon as it arrives. Throw away junk mail, use organizers for mail that you handle once a week and mail you need to handle immediately.
11. Maintain an Efficient Filing System Files that you do not use anymore, but may need in the future are best stored in file boxes. File boxes can be stored on shelves, in a closet or at an off-site storage center to save space. Know what you can throw away and what you need to keep. Throw away outdated information. Keep legal documents such as contracts, warranties and tax documents. Organize your files by color-coding, alphabetically, or by type of file. Consider having separate drawers for different areas of business, such as clients, finances, and media.
12. Maintain an Organized Computer Keep your computer organized by creating folders, clearly naming files, saving files to appropriate folders, and creating shortcuts on your desktop. Shortcuts should be created for all Microsoft Office programs, the Internet, email, and your database.