Hi there, I’m Carmen Coker, professional organizer and creator of The Clutter Cleanse®, and let me ask you…how many times have you bailed on getting organized because you felt unmotivated to keep going, or even get started?
There is more to organizing and decluttering than sorting and storing. In fact, your lifestyle choices heavily influence how engaged you feel during the organizing process and, as such, heavily influence your organizing results as well.
Here are five science-based solutions that will boost your motivation to reach your get-organized goals.
Number One: Get restful sleep.
And that doesn’t mean sleeping in front of the TV or with your cell phone, but sleeping like your dog sleeps – soundly, deeply, and for a good while.
Too little sleep hinders your productivity and focus, amongst other serious health consequences. [Source: Sleep Foundation]
Make sure you go to bed early enough, tonight, to get the right amount of sleep you need for organizing, tomorrow.
Number Two: Wear bright colors.
Warm colors like red and orange stimulate your mind. One British study found that, when evenly-matched Olympic athletes competed, those in red won significantly more. [Source: Health Magazine]
Wearing these colors will supercharge your energy levels to achieve more while organizing.
Number Three: Fuel your body properly.
Evidence points to the fact that your diet impacts your brain chemistry, which in turn, impacts your personal energy and mood. [Source: WebMD]
Drinking lots of water as well as eating fresh fruits, leafy greens, and lean meats – instead of all the fatty, greasy, and sugary options available – are all smart choices to fuel your body for high-performance and organizing success.
Number Four: Turn up the music.
Music energizes you. OK, well, maybe not the pots and pans kinda music, but clinical music therapy uses music to connect people to movement and motivation. [Source: American Music Therapy Association]
By turning up your favorite tunes, your energy, intensity, and big decluttering results are sure to follow.
Number Five: Have a positive attitude.
Human beings have a strong mind-body connection, and because of this, the psychological benefits of attitude often manifest into physical benefits. [Source: Mayo Clinic]
Using positive self-talk like “I can get organized” is a must-have resource in your organizing toolkit.
There you have it: Five get-organized power tips. To learn more about how you can declutter your life finally, even if you feel like it’s a hopeless cause, then follow the arrow [to http://www.carmencoker.com/free-get-organized-webinar] to register for my free webinar.
This is Carmen Coker, signing off, we’ll see you next time.