2016 dawns tomorrow....a new year, a fresh start. Do you make resolutions? If yes, then let's make sure you are ready for success with these top 3 ways to make your resolve stick:
A. Start small! Resolve to declutter your entire house this year? Choose one room per month, and break down that further into parts of the room per week. It's much less overwhelming!
B. WRITE IT DOWN!!!! This creates a connection between thinking about decluttering and doing the decluttering. I like to write it down by scheduling time right into my calendar.
C. Share. Choose someone with whom to share your resolution, and your steps. It can be a friend, a partner, an anonymous online group....whatever works for you. Basically you are looking for someone to help hold you accountable!
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No matter what holiday you mark on your calendar, tradition you are passing on to your children, or celebration you look forward to each year - I wish you happiness and peace. My world is a better place because I have you in it!
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Ahhhhh yes....the gift giving season is pressingly upon us! How are you feeling about your list? Overwhelmed? Crabby? Stressed? Or, happily oblivious to the looming deadline? **side note - if you are that person I highly recommend checking with your significant other to see if they need your help!!!!**
Not a client session passes that we don't discover something that has been received as a gift that they don't need, use or love, and yet hold on to because they don't want to hurt the giver's feelings. These collective experiences have given me an expanded view of gift giving - and receiving! Here's the CliffsNotes version:
Gift Giving - go for experiences and consumables. Take a few minutes to really think about the recipient, and choose accordingly. Does she love to dance? How about dance lessons at Suzy and Hondo's? Is he a workout fiend? Classes at Fusion Fitness Studio are always a hit! Are they outdoor enthusiasts? Minnesota State Parks have a gift card that is applicable for all kinds of outdoor things! Need more ideas? Check out my printable resource chock-full of gift experiences!
Gift Receiving - Remember it is the thought behind the gift, not the physical gift itself that has meaning. How many "gifts" do you have lying around that you don't need, use, or love? It's OK to let them go - you have my permission as your virtual clutter coach! We retain the memory of the gift giver, and that is what is truly important.
Have you given an experience instead of a physical gift? I'd love to hear about it - please share in the comments section!
Happy Gift Giving, my friends.
What do you think of when people talk about Holiday Colors? Red? Green? Gold? Silver?
Retailers are busy with their own color scheme - Grey Thursday (otherwise known as THANKSGIVING), Black Friday (which is also National Buy Nothing Day - how's that for confusing), and now Green Monday.
"Green Monday" was coined by online retailer Ebay to describe its best sales day in December, now commonly known as the second Monday of December. We should mention Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, and Super Saturday so no days feel left out!
My point, you may ask? Simply to be aware, and possibly to give you permission to not to participate in the consumer hype these days create. Far too often color-hype deals are more like duds - and they either sit on your shelf or your gift recipient's shelf. Well thought out gift giving plans are generally better for both the giver and the receiver!
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