Tidying Up? Why It’s Harder Than ‘Does This Spark Joy?’

We accumulate a lot of things in the course of our lives. Some of it we need, some of it we don’t. Collecting objects and loving things is natural—children do it from an early age. Babies and toddlers use blankets and stuffed animals for security, and as we get older, collecting toys gives way to[…]

Tips to Clear Your Clutter for a Relaxing Home

Get Rid of Clutter to Promote a Relaxing Home Relaxing at home is easier if you have a relaxing home to enjoy! Sadly, many of us feel more stressed in our homes because they’re not decorated in a relaxing way. Elements that impact stress levels—clutter, smells, sounds and color, for example—can be altered, and probably[…]

How to Not Get Overwhelmed by the Little Chores of Life

A new book explores how to manage our endless cycle of administrative tasks and enjoy our lives more.   Recently, a friend of mine called with a spontaneous invitation to a holiday tea. It sounded fun, but…I hesitated to say yes. Shouldn’t I be filling out that school form or returning phone calls or calling[…]

How to Help Your Kids Get Organized Without Nagging

Positive encouragement and patience are key to helping your child learn organizational skills.     “Brush your teeth!” “Where are your socks?” “Don’t forget to bring a sweatshirt!” “Where’s the homework you finished last night?”   Too often, weekday mornings can seem like a race against the clock. When your alarm goes off, you start[…]

Six Thinking Hats | Looking at a Decision From All Points of View

What is your instinctive approach to decision making? If you’re naturally optimistic, then chances are you don’t always consider potential downsides. Similarly, if you’re very cautious or have a risk-averse outlook, you might not focus on opportunities that could open up.   Often, the best decisions come from changing the way that you think about[…]

How to Organize Your Life

10 Habits of Really Organized People   Really organized people are not born organized people. They have to cultivate healthy habits, which then help them to stay organized. Here are the essential ten habits they use to keep their lives in order:   1. Write Things Down We all know someone that remembers every birthday[…]

Relieve The Stress of To Do Lists

Clearing your “to do list” is challenging, but it can be done more easily than you may think with these guidelines.   10 Ways to Stop Being Stressed By Your To-Do List!   To-do lists are widely popular for maintaining productivity and minimizing the stress of a busy day. However, if you’re not careful, your[…]

The Cost of Clutter

Why Decluttering Should Be Your Next Goal   There are many costs to having a cluttered living space or workspace: stress, lowered productivity, and more. Learn about the real toll that a cluttered space can take, and use that motivation to declutter in the simplest ways possible.      Clutter – most of us have a[…]