• Are you inspired?

    What does a cluttered closet, a draining schedule and an overwhelmed procrastinator have in common? Lack of inspiration.

    Sure, proper support and a productive game-plan are what it really takes to have an organized life and space, but we mustn’t forget the path TO that arena, which is what inspires you to take action! 

    With all of noise out there on how to organize this or that, how to make your home more beautiful or what to do in order to have a smooth transition into our new home, it's no wonder anyone gets overwhelmed. How could we pick what and who to listen to? It's a dangerous road, however, because once we're on the overwhelm path, we usually stop in our tracks. No movement means stagnant energy which means too many negative consequences.

    It's quite important that we surround ourselves with the motivation and inspiration we need to stay ON track with our needs, goals and desires. 

    Are you inspired to live and be the best you can be? If not, what's missing?

    For me, this time of year is a full on parade of motivation. The weather is brisk, the colors are abundant, changes are in the air and the holidays are bustling with enthusiasm! A piece of me awakens and my creativity soars. I'm also inspired consistently by my clients. I consider them my muse. 

    For others though, this time is a bit stressful, chaotic or dismal. 

    In general, if we aren't inspired, our greatest vision for ourselves and our spaces can't come to fruition. We get stuck in overwhelm, other people's expectations/standards or a desperate need for connection. We settle. We deal with it. We lower our quality of life or let life pass us by. 

    If we pinpoint why the holiday season is so exciting to most, it's because of the universal energy towards joy, cheer, giving, connecting and entertainment through constant sources in all directions. The inspiration is everywhere! And if we are not inspired to enjoy ourselves, we're considered a "scrooge", because, how could we not enjoy ourselves? 

    On the contrary, fast forward to February after the holiday madness and new year high has subsided. People are thinking about how they already broke their resolutions, dreading the valentine's day planning or how boring life is now that it's back to normal routine. (More on how to overcome this dreaded feeling at the end!)

    What if it could be different? What if you could be just as inspired to enjoy yourself as you were during the holidays (or whenever you are most inspired) ALL THE TIME? 

    It's possible, my friend. The key here is eliminating things that are taking away from your inspiration first, then actively pursuing activities, resources or people that inspire you so everything you experience can be more meaningful.

    Inspiration stems from your values. We get excited for and inspired by what we value most. See if you can figure out what's misaligned in your life. Here are some examples:

    - An auto mechanic might value technical engineering or expertise. He could eliminate a night of TV watching and go to a car show. 

    - A fashion model who values spirituality over superficiality might ditch the party and head to a yoga retreat. 

    - What about a workaholic business woman that really wants to make a difference in the world and values teamwork? Perhaps instead of taking her work home with her, she could volunteer for Habitat of Humanity. 

    My point may seem obvious, but it appears to be a growing epidemic.

    What do you need to say no to in order to say YES to something better for yourself? (TWEET THAT)

    What in your life are you doing (or not doing) that makes you feel blah? That is exactly what you should let go of NOW and replace it with something that makes you thrilled with anticipation before you do it. The after effects of this small shift will trickle all the way from your happiness to your wallet. It will give you more fulfillment and purpose in your life so you can experience more success, fun and freedom!

    So, what inspires you? What do you need to look at, listen to, play, read, work on, feel, believe, pursue, ask for, chant, choose or invest in to amplify the quality of your life? No matter what it is, it's within reach and closer than you think. 

    If you are not sure or think you might need a little support in this area, I would like to invite you to take a look at my 3 month Virtual Coaching Program. I'm offering a deep discount until November 30 for only 3 people, so take a look and schedule an Inspiration Session if you think this might be for you!

    What do you want to commit to inspiring yourself with? Do tell! Comment below. 

    May you always be inspired to be your best and live like you want to. 

  • Are you ashamed of your home?

    This is a touchy subject, but I felt the need to address this as it has been on my mind these past few months. I see too often the negative side effects that are infiltrating people's lives from feeling shame in regards to their home. Potential clients decide on not receiving help because they feel too stuck or think they can just get through it or deal by themselves. Almost EVERY single friend of mine says "don't judge me, my house is a mess" or some version of that when I come into their home. When we feel ashamed, usually we are a member of the perfection paralysis club or are just feeling downright unworthy. 

    I don't want to be associated with a "high-and-mighty" persona, nor do most Professional Organizers. We are all here to help you because we have been in your shoes at some point. We LOVE creating solutions for you and holding your hand through the process. We actually ENJOY this work and want to help as many people as possible because of our passion. There is nothing we haven't seen. If we actually do come across something we haven't seen, curiosity rules, not judgement. We are all waiting for YOU to step up and be vulnerable so we can guide you through ease and fun in order for you to reap the rewards you are searching for. 

    I really wanted to clear this up for anyone out there that might be holding back on seeking support. This is why I write blogs. This is why I have social media channels and do FREE Inspiration Sessions. To help YOU get clear on where you are, where you want to go and how to get there. If it's not with ME, let it be with someone else.

    I believe in the magnitude of a courageous YES and a clear NO (TWEET THAT)

    No one can do it alone. I actively support and promote my fellow Organizers, as not everyone will resonate with me. I believe in true teamwork and that there is p-l-e-n-t-y to go around. If you are in a sticky situation in your space, I encourage you to reach out sooner than later. To me, to a friend, to a family member, to any professional...honor yourself and your needs by receiving the support that is waiting for you. It's fall and the energy right now is perfect for this! 

    If you are in this position I have a few tips and pieces of advice:

    YOU ARE NOT ALONE & IT'S NORMAL TO FEEL THIS. Like I mentioned above, so many of my potential clients, friends, family and acquaintances are showing signs of shame and embarrassment regarding their home or even their emotional state. Imagine how many people in your own network are feeling just like you, maybe in a different way. We ALL feel this way sometimes, even professionals.

    ADDRESS YOUR FEELINGS. Ignoring it or making yourself busy as a distraction will only cover up these feelings and enable the habit to keep coming back. Also, productive avoidance will also delay the results and are basically a sign that you want to be distracted from this feeling. Only when you shed light on shadow emotions can they disappear or transition into positive ones. 

    REACH OUT. When you ask for and receive support in any way (even if it is researching), your world will open up. Find the help you need. You will connect more, you will feel more fulfilled, you will be happier, you will think more clearly, the list goes on. In other words, It's worth it. 

    BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTH IT. You deserve your desires and you deserve help. No one can know or be good at everything, that's why we all need each other. Most people want to help others, so the trick is finding the right fit of expertise and need. Know that you have a perfect fit waiting for you that will light you up with positive enthusiasm when you find it. Imagine what the other side of shame is. Think of your life or space without it and that is what's possible. Go easy on yourself if you are fragile, but know that your vulnerability is key to receiving what you need. 

    Cheers to spacious living,