What do you think of this article? My struggle isn't with clutter, but it is with a lack of time. I am taking steps now to provide myself more time in the (hopefully) near future, so I can enjoy life more. How about you - are you struggling with anything mentioned in this article? If so, what can you do to make changes? If you aren't sure let's talk about it!
Click here to read the article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2012/07/09/new-study-says-american-families-are-overwhelmed-clutter-rarely-eat-together-and-are-generally-stressed-out-about-all/G4VdOwzXNinxkMhKA1YtyO/story.html
Tim Ferriss always states that time is the one commodity we cannot replenish. I love this message and this article backs up the importance to our well being with research-based evidence.
If it is not in your budget to outsource tasks don't be dismayed, there is still a solution! You must sacrifice time in the short run to gain it in the long run. Where to start? How about in your closet!
Read the entire article here and let me know your thoughts.
This is a great, thought provoking article. My favorite part: "If you stop thinking about what you might want, it’s a whole lot easier to see what other people don’t have. There’s a reason that just about every religion regards material belongings as an impediment to peace." Give it a read and let me know how it makes you feel and think.
I definitely agree with this article. Read for yourself and see if you can relate. The good news is you don't have to declutter your closet alone, The Scripted Closet can help!
I had this book idea in my head for years. I had some notes jotted down here and there, but couldn't seem to get myself to sit down and start, let alone finish writing it. Then I had a near-death experience. Okay I'm exaggerating but hopefully that got your attention. I was working on a show and I was very unhappy. One evening we were shooting in high winds. As I walked outside from the set to the transportation van, a huge branch snapped off a tree and came within inches of hitting me smack on the head. Would I have died? Probably not. But I would have been sent to the hospital with some level of head injury. That was the day that I told myself that I had to take control of my career. I was ready to write my book and begin my venture into entrepreneurship.
So, I started to write. It was uncomfortable in the beginning, but I got to like it. Every free moment was dedicated to writing. It took a little over a year, but I finished! Last week I sent the announcement to friends and family only. I received so many congratulations, words of encouragement and even a few sales! Then I went into a depression for the next few days. I couldn't write. I cried. I lied in bed, watched TV and I waited for the cloud to lift. The cloud always lifts. When it did, I had to shift into marketing mode. This is not my comfort zone. Sitting home alone behind my keyboard typing away suits me just fine, but it doesn't sell books or build a business.
The thought of having to promote is a challenge. I worry about annoying people with my posts asking you to buy my book. But I must. And I will. So, I am starting with this post. Hopefully marketing will get as natural as writing eventually became.
I would love to get your feedback, hear any words of encouragement or suggestions for getting word out there about my book. I will begin my leap into marketing here and ask you to buy my book!
Thank you all for your support and please don't hesitate to comment with any suggestions or just to say hello! I'll take all the encouragement I can get! Thanks for reading.
That's right folks, The Scripted Closet is not about the clothes! Well, maybe it is partially about the clothes. But there is another important thing I want to help you discover about yourself.
My expertise in organizing a closet is better than anyone. I am confident in that statement as my work backs it up. Although I absolutely want you to use my method to organize your closet, the truth is that I am using the clothes as a vessel to push you to go deeper. I want you to ask yourself questions. Why do I choose to purchase this item? Do I really need it? Do I already have something similar (or identical) in my closet? Why do I struggle with removing pieces from my wardrobe even though I never have and probably never will wear them?
The reason I am going to push you to seek the answers to these questions is simple. Until you understand why you have certain behavior patterns you will not know how to change them. You must understand the WHY so you can get to the HOW so you can break the pattern once and for all. That is freedom. Freedom from your mind. Freedom from the guilt of mindless, meaningless clothing purchases. Freedom from a messy, cluttered closet.
When you achieve success in your closet - and you will - you can take these same techniques and use them in other parts of your house and your life. Cleaning your closet is a visible, tangible sign that you are cleaning up your mind. It isn't easy but it can be done. And I am here to help.