How to Stay Organized When Your Mindset Isn’t

Ever notice how when you’re day starts off with a misfortunate occurrence, it seems like everything bad that could possibly happen, well, happens? You hear me talk about energy all the time. I wouldn’t talk about it if I didn’t see the effects of energy and mindset not only on myself but with my clients as well.

Energy attracts energy – period. This is some real “The Secret” circa 2007 (if you haven’t seen the movie put it on your list for THIS weekend PLEASE) stuff, but it is still relevant. When you start the day off with a negative thought you’re going to have to catch yourself quickly. If you reframe a negative thought to a positive one in the heat of the moment, you’ll probably have a much better life experience. It’s so easy to go into the story of “woe is me,” so you’re going to have to discipline your mind on a very regular basis if you want to change your mindset for good.

Pema Chodron, author of “When Things Fall Apart” says, “This very moment is the perfect teacher, and it’s always with us.” I love her words of wisdom because she is very down to earth and simply says it like it is. There is always choice on the part of us spiritual beings having a human experience. We have the profound ability to either become weighed down by negative thoughts or rise, rise, rise above the drama in our mind.

So if the “bad karma” monster has been chasing you away from your organizing goals, here a couple of  ways to get back on track.

  1. Tend to it

Remember that your home is just like your physical body. It needs to be tended to on a daily basis. Do your best to not let things pile up, instead work on them little by little each day. It might be a bit painful to start organizing initially, but like anything, over time you will build momentum and muscle. You may even find yourself creating new healthy habits that you can’t stop doing!

  1. Stop negative self-talk

When a negative voice rears it’s ugly head try to laugh it off; thank it for being there and continue to do what you need to do to stay organized. You are the only one who has the power to change. You are the only one in control of your thoughts. If you can create them, you can change them.

  1. Create a mantra


When you feel those old urges to stray from the organizing path, simply choose a phrase to get your brain back on track. Here are a few examples:

“I am organized.”

“Organization flows through me easily and effortlessly.”

“It is easy for me to stick to my goals.”

“Organizing is a fun process that helps me stay happy and feeling grounded.”

Try repeating an empowering phrase up to 20 times in one sitting. You can say it silently to yourself or aloud. If you’re really up for a challenge, try looking at yourself in the mirror while you repeat the mantra. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel.

  1. Reward Yourself

ALWAYS schedule in a celebratory something once you complete a task. I often take small breaks throughout the day when I work from home to break up the activities and  to recognize what has been accomplished. It’s so easy to forget to pat ourselves on the back and put ourselves down. Celebrate your victories no matter how small. They are very important!

  1. Remember to have FUN  

You only get one life this go around. The more you can laugh at your mistakes and your silly habits the more joy you can bring to your life and your home.