Many people know they want and need to get organized but for whatever reason, they can never stick with sorting and decluttering long enough to make a dent in their space.
Have you found yourself in this boat and heard yourself say...
I have tried so many time to get organized, BUT...
I can't seem to find the time to get organized.
I can't seem to get up the energy to organize.
I can't stay motivated to stick with a project.
I make more of a mess and don't feel like I'm getting anywhere.
If you've said these things to yourself, I'm going to ask you to dig deeper. Ask yourself: What is MY WHY?
You need to drill down to the real reason that you want to change. This why will be become the driving force that underlies it all.
But how do you go about determining your why? Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Make a vision board.
- Notice any themes you're pinning on Pinterest.
- Start a journal and track themes in your entries.
- Determine if there are areas in your life that are lacking: personal, professional or spiritual.
- Have a heart to heart talk with your partner or trusted friend about your goals.
- Explore with a therapist or life coach your motivation to change.
Every person's why is going to be different, but once you find your sense of purpose for wanting to be organized it will make such a difference in helping you reach your goals.
There was a large study done in Japan with over 40,000 people. These individuals were tracked for 7 years and they found that those who did not have a sense of purpose for their lives were 50% more likely to die during the 7 years they were followed. Another finding in this study was that the risk of dying from a heart-related cause was 60% higher if you lacked this sense of purpose.
Ultimately finding your why is critical to making a change. And it must be your own, not influenced by wanting to please or placate someone else. Once you find this strong sense of purpose, it can keep you better motivated to live each day in an organized way.
Have you found your WHY? Share with me in the comments!