Cary Farrell

Happy New Year 2014

by Cary Farrell
January 03, 2014
If you are contemplating your New Year's resolutions, consider this. Every day is new and fresh! Don't get caught up in the Pie Crust Promises, easily made, easily broken (Mary Poppins) of New Year's Resolutions. Focus on the fact that you get a clean slate each day and resolve to make each day the best it can be. New Year's resolutions often don't work because we are not realistic about our goals and what we can accomplish. I love the question, "How do you eat an elephant?" The answer is, "One bite at a time!" If your goal is to be more organized in the New Year, then choose one small "bite" and "chew" it until you feel confident that you are more organized in that area. For Example, if you want to be more organized with the paper in your life, don't tackle all the old file cabinets and ancient piles all over the house. - set up a current system to handle tomorrows papers. The system doesn't have to be perfect just functional. -keep your files or piles broad, don't file every piece of paper individually because 90 percent of what you file will never be looked at again. - only keep the mail you asked for! Don't feel responsible for all the mail forced upon you. Until you can get a handle on the paper you have to keep, recycle the rest. - only keep hard copy information of what you can't easily find on the internet. If you have another area that you want to focus on but you are not sure of how to get started, contact me for some ideas! Happy New Year's from Clutter Free