September 30, 2016
by Susan Hunsberger
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September Newsletter: On Multitasking, Mindfulness and Moods

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Happy fall!  I love this time of year.  Besides the rust-red leaves, the thick-necked sweaters, and the pumpkin-spiced everything, autumn also means the annual Institute for Challenging Disorganization Conference, where we wacky eb1777e7-35c8-4b10-b6f0-6b9aa650ae54organizer types learn a lot and laugh a lot and connect with organizer friends, new and old.  This year was especially rich, so I wanted to share with you a few highlights.

Speakers

Satwant Singh spoke about “Reclaiming Space & Life.”  My favorite idea?  How so much of success depends on being curious about yourself.  If you have a cat, then you already live with a curiosity Buddha.  Cats question everything.

To read more: Click on this link to access the On Multitasking, Mindfulness and Moods – September 2016 newsletter.

September 30, 2015
by Susan Hunsberger
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Newsletter September: Kids – They’ve Got the Right Idea

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In the organizing world, we often talk about turning tasks into games, making the task more interesting and (not coincidentally) more motivating.  Recently, I worked alongside a *3rd grader who, with no prompting, did just that!

Our job was to organize her bedroom.  In every session “Jane” discovered ways to turn our tasks into games.  Read on to inspire your own inner organizing child!

To read more: Click on this link to access the Organizing Tips: Kids – They’ve Got the Right Idea – September 2015 newsletter.

August 30, 2015
by Susan Hunsberger
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Newsletter August: Vision vs. Logistics

Background

When we set off to organize, we may run into obstacles such as boredom, apathy or overwhelm. These roadblocks can arise when we struggle to balance our big organizing ideas with the rough and tumble logistics of getting them done. In any organizing project, however, both the visionary and the practical aspects are important!

Two Kinds of Images

 Envisioning the big picture fuels us with energy and motivation.  Some examples of big-picture questions from Karen Boutelle of Landmark College are, “What will having ____do for you? and What’s important to you about_____?”

To read more: Click on this link to access the Organizing Tips: Vision vs. Logistics – August 2015 newsletter.