Do you ever feel so bogged down that you just don't want to do anything? Have you become frustrated with how you are living day to day? Do you have laundry, papers, dishes, clothing and just tons of stuff piling up? How about your garage and closets, do you actually know what's in there? Well you are not alone. So many people that I help are overwhelmed with responsibility, children, loss, caretaking, work, and just life in general. Many people are living lives of quiet desperation just waiting for that "adult nanny" to walk in and save the day. I-Deal-Lifestyle offers you that wonderful "adult nanny" type of service every day of the week. I-Deal-Lifestyle also offers personal shopping, Feng Shui, Decor Solutions, Life Coaching, office and paperwork assistance, and much, much more. We love helping people with their self and space, clearing a path for more joy, wellness and clarity. We teach you easy and efficient ways to keep your space organized long-term.
You want to know when enough is enough and get someone to help you sort through all of the things that are clogging your lifestyle. I-Deal-Lifestyle has the expertise to organize every aspect of your self, your life and your space. We organize every room in your home, including closets and garages. We do it with zest, talent, warmth and concern to detail so that you will feel intense relief even with one visit.
Using Feng Shui as a template for organizing makes it interesting and puts some structure and zing into the affect of the end result. Marla Stone, I-Deal-Lifestyle, Professional Organizer will even Feng Shui your bookcases, built ins and your desk. Feng Shui, an ancient artistic practice of placing objects in your home is a special way to create balance and harmony, wellness, prosperity, romance, friendships, family harmony, health, creativity and wisdom. If you don't think it is real, Marla will tell you it is since she sees how people naturally actually Feng Shui without even ever knowing it existed. Her expertise and moving furniture around and placing your decor in special places usually immediately has an affect on the occupants of the home or office.
A Feng Shui Template divides your home into 9 separate but equal areas. These areas are called Baguas. Below is an example of the different areas of your home if it is a perfect rectangular shape. If your home is not a perfect rectangular shape then you have "missing" parts to your home that would be built up in order to maintain balance and harmony.
Very Simplified Bagua Template
Prosperity Fame & Recognition Love & Relationships
Family Health Children & Creativity
Skills & Knowledge Career Helping & Wise People/Travel
Each area is associated with certain colors, shapes and elements. Feng Shui is a learned skill and can be mastered with a lot of training and education. It is a fun way of decorating and organizing your self and your space. So get Feng Shui'd, organized and breathe some vitality and life into your self & space.
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Decision Making Chart copyright marla stone
It is hard to make difficult decisions. You may be in denial that decisions can be a process and not want to go forward with making a decision due to lack of confidence and or decreased motivation. You may put off decision making, struggling and agonizing over even the simplest of decisions because you could be torn by the options or lack of options. Decisions, decsions, decisions!!!
But there is a really easy method that I have come up with called
"THE DECISION MAKING CHART"
THE DECISION MAKING CHART (Example Above)
Use this simple chart every time you make difficult or simple decisions. It will help you focus on how to get to a preferred reaction/action!! It will help you make a decision.
You want to be organized, that is a given. Getting organized, purging, editing, paring down, de-cluttering, and clutter free articles dominate the cover of every magazine. Minimizing is America's new favorite obsession.
When you're in the minimalist state of mind you want to organize everything, and everyone. You want to declutter your spouse, the kids, parents, family members, and friends. You want to declutter bedrooms, clothes, knick knacks, supplies, bathrooms, kitchen, living area, garden, baby's room, sheds, storage, garage, limited space, kids, small children, car, drawers, pantries, cabinets, visitors, decor items.
Paring down, by yourself, with family, and friends, will take three times as long, as having a professional organizer to help you. An organizer will guide you quickly and efficiently through the process of decluttering.
Organizers will help you create space, and see space you didn't know you have. Also professionals will teach you how to maintain the home long term. You will see your home in a whole different light, through the organizers eyes. The joy of organizing, with a professional organizing crew, is how quickly your space will shift and change to accomodate what you own.
You will be organized in ways you never imagined. Professional organizers help you with new interior design ideas, efficient ways to set up a desk, how to deal with mail, financial management, filing, business, paperwork, bills, creative storage, mind clutter, and what to keep, throw away or donate.
The consequences of not being organized cause confusion, stress, loss of time, loss of items, and feeling overwhelmed. Clutter chaos causes lost items, taking too much time too find things, and a waste of money. Buying storage containers and organization tools, yet not using them becomes frustrating. Buying too much stuff on-line, and on sale, and buying the same things over and over becomes costly, and can border on "shopping addiction". Most people buy so much stuff yet they don't remember what they have. This buying cycle causes crazed feelings, fatigue, and disappointment. The result of being disorganized is misplaced documents, not getting things done on time, missing appointments, missing celebrations, bills, mortgage or rent not getting paid on time, poor credit, depression, anxiety, funk, worry and embarrassment.
So getting organized is a good idea. Here are some tips to make organizing easier by understanding what gets in our way.
How We Think
What is on your mind? Kids, building an empire, laundry, cleaning, organizing, a recent new relationship, having no relationship, an argument, yesterday's lovemaking, a family member who is ill, the past, the future? Where ever your mind is you will be too. Your mind may be on certain challenges you are facing, whether physical, emotional and or mental. When you focus on decluttering you want to be clear about the goal of keeping things that are important, and discarding items that are useless.
How We Talk
I hear more people say "i need" today than any other two words in our language. "I need" to go shopping, to pick up the kids, to buy some shoes, to talk to my mother, to do my hair, to exercise, new clothes. I need, I need, I need!!! We are needling ourselves to death. Bottom line the only things we need are to breathe, eat, sleep, drink, have shelter, sun, and go to the bathroom, period. The other words in place of "I need" are "I have to". Means the same thing. "I have to" do this and "I have to" do that. Bottom line is you either want to do something, you don't want to do something, or you're not sure about doing something. It is that simple. Start saying "I will", and your goals become clearer.
What do you value? Most people are stumped when I ask them this question, or they cock their head, and look at me as if I am asking them a question involving quantum physics. Funny enough, an old acquaintance, Dick Feynman, an expert at quantum physics, and the scientist who worked on building the atom bomb, and who solved the shuttle problem, once asked me "Marla, what is love?" I thought quick and hard and said "It is a feeling of passion, closeness that can sometimes feels so overwhelming it hurts, and a bond that never dies once it was there, no matter what". He loved that answer. Anyway getting back to what we value. Do you value family, friends, money, power, fame, fortune, relationships, art, travel, independence, autonomy, rest, sleep, solace, children, your looks, health, leisure time or religion, spirituality, creativity or yoga? What do you value? Until you figure out the top ten things you value, you will not be motivated to organize. Without knowing what you value doing in life, you won't know what to keep. For instance, if you value a new relationship, to get married and have kids, and your place is always a mess, and therefore you won't invite anyone over, do you really want to go forward in having a relationship, or do you value independence more? Figure it out and you will start to enjoy your top values more often.
Marla Stone is owner of www.i-deal-lifestyle.com and the Clutter Remedy Expert. Call Marla, Professional Organizer, Lifestyle Coach, Business Coach, Décor and Feng Shui Specialist for a free 30 minute Lifestyle Consultation.
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