Many of us make ambitious New Year's resolutions only to find that we're ready to give them up even before we get started. When it comes to any resolution to improve your life, remember that the key to making and maintaining positive change is to establish that new behavior as a daily habit.
A habit is "a settled way of behaving, something done frequently and almost without thinking." Often the reason we abandon our New Year's resolutions is because we try to make a drastic change without allowing our bodies or minds to adjust to that change. According to James Arthur Ray, author of Harmonic Wealth, it takes approximately 21 days to form a new habit. That's three weeks to allow yourself to adjust to a new way of being or behaving. That doesn't sound too difficult, does it? But if the change is too big, and especially if there's an old habit to break in the process, 21 days can seem like a lifetime.
Your best bet is to take each resolution and break it down into a smaller first step that you can transform into a daily habit over the course of 21 days.
When I work with my clients, I show them how to take those changes they want to make and break them down into small, manageable pieces so that they do become a "habit". Once those habits are developed, staying organized becomes second nature and is then managed effortlessly. Whether it relates to managing the influx of paperwork, your laundry or your schedule, good habits can be created and the results can last a lifetime, leaving you with more time on your hands, less stress and a more enjoyable way of life.
If you know you are ready to make a change in your lifestyle by getting organized but are feeling overwhelmed with the prospect, let me hear from you. Simply contact me at A BETTER SPACE. I can help you create those life-changing habits.