Have you ever wondered what someone is thinking? It would be so interesting, wouldn’t it, to see someone’s thought process that you admire, someone that has reached a goal you want to achieve?
I learn a lot by watching someone do a task. For example, if I watch someone do something on the computer, I can learn shortcuts and hacks they use.
Imagine seeing someone think as they do a task like organize, eat healthy food instead of junk, make a lot of money, or learn a new skill.
How does an organized person think?
Today, I’m sharing my thoughts as a person who is fairly organized.
You can take these thoughts and try them on.
I like to call it “thought shopping.”
You go in the dressing room, try on a thought (say it in your mind or out loud) and see how it makes you feel. If you feel motivated, use that thought to drive your actions. If it makes you feel terrible or if you don’t believe it, go on and try the next thought.
What an organized person thinks:
Organizing is easy.
Organizing takes some time and focus but anyone can do it.
The more I get rid of the less work it’ll take to maintain.
Minimalism sounds so enticing…freeing.
Organizing is just a bunch of little decisions. (Sorting into categories. Keep or donate? Where should it live? Does it need a container? Label?)
I don’t need any of this STUFF. Nor do I want all this stuff.
I want to make room for the present and the future. (Not what I did in the past and never finished, bought but never wore, started but didn’t like, decorated with 10 years ago but don’t currently have a place for, cooked with but haven’t used in years…)
I love people more than stuff.
Let’s get this done!
Here’s what I think at the beginning of an overwhelming project:
The first step is to sort.
Just pick up one thing at a time and sort it into a category.
Don’t look at the whole project. What will you focus on right now?
This is going to be amazing.
It will get finished.
I totally can do this.
Who better than me to do this!
I could live without ALL of this stuff.
Having this space organized will make life so much more fun…easier…serene…less stressful.
I’ll know what I have and be able to find anything I need.
Spending my time doing this is so worth it, so valuable.
I’m going to love this. Keep going!
I can enjoy and learn during the process, too.
What to think when you don’t believe the above thoughts:
I’m not organized yet, but I’m not stopping until I am.
I’m becoming a person who gets things done!
It’s possible that I can organize my home.
I’m determined to learn the skill of organizing.
This is the part of my life where I do things I don’t feel like doing.
I’m willing to stink at this but to keep trying.
I can follow a plan.
It’s possible organizing will become easy for me.
It’s totally worth it to get help in this area.
What about you?
What is your current thought about organizing? This thought drives you to take certain actions because of how it makes you feel.
Changing how you THINK about organizing is the magic to becoming an organized person.
I help people see what results (disorganization) they’re creating AND then show them how to create organization first with their mind and then, of course, with the action steps.
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