Get Organized Now! Mid-Week Edition By Maria Gracia May 10, 2017
Thought of the Week from Maria
Keep Going…Even if Someone Rains on Your Parade! Have you ever felt really enthusiastic, and then all of a sudden, somebody rains on your parade? This happens to everyone now and then. We can’t all feel “up” all at the same time. That being said, if you’re having an amazing day and someone you’re with is either 1) not feeling it or 2) purposing aiming to bring you down, sometimes you just have to rock on…like this cockatoo. By the way, watch this video all the way to the end. You won’t believe how funny this bird is! P.S. Time is Running Out! If you’ve been trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle, the right time to get going with those goals is now. Today, I have something very special for you. It’s called GON GLOW…and it’s helping hundreds of people lose weight…easily…without them feeling deprived. Plus, when you get GON GLOW before MONDAY, MAY 15TH you will also AUTOMATICALLY get FREE BONUSES valued at over $100! To learn more, visit: Scroll further down in this issue for details.
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How I watch TV AND get things done at the same time I really love watching television at night...and it was, sometimes, getting to the point of getting nothing accomplished. I work all day and I find watching my favorite shows entertaining and relaxing. Rather than watching in "real time," I DVR everything. It's better this way anyway, because then I could fast forward past the commercials I'm not interested in. One extra thing I do now though is, I first set my timer for 30 minutes. I sit down to watch something and when my timer sounds, I get up and handle a 10-minute task on my TO DO list. Some tasks include tossing a load of clothes in the wash, transferring clothing from the washer to the dryer, folding a load of wash, cleaning the kitchen or bathroom counter, ironing a shirt I want to wear to work tomorrow, cleaning the cat's litter you know, there are always a million things to be done, so I have a lot to choose from. When my task is done, I allow myself to sit down for another 30 minutes...once again setting my timer to do a task at the end of that interval...and repeating this TV/task repertoire until I go to bed. As a bonus to getting things done, this ensures I'm not "sitting" all night, which just makes me feel lazy.
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In Closing Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. ― Og Mandino And remember...Being organized creates a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life! Warmly, Maria Gracia Get Organized Now!
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I’m always walking out of my house to go somewhere and forgetting to bring something I need Reader Question Hi Maria, I just love your's so motivating to me and I always find great ideas and inspiration. Thank you! I am 55 years old and it seems, these days, I'm always walking out of my house to go somewhere and forgetting to bring something I need. For example, I drove all the way to the library yesterday and forgot to bring the books I was returning. Last week, I arrived at gym class, to discover, 5 minutes before class was set to begin, that I left my sneakers at home. I'm sure it's just the aging factor...I'm not a spring chick any longer. Any words of wisdom...or do I have to accept things as is and lead a life of backtracking? --Julie Response from Maria Gracia Hi Julie, Thanks for writing and I so appreciate your kindness and the fact that you're enjoying my newsletter! First, it doesn't matter if you're 15, 25, 55, or 95 years young...everyone forgets something now and then. You mentioned you're ALWAYS forgetting things. So many folks tend to beat themselves up for "now and then" memory lapses, even convincing themselves that they can never remember anything. If you're truly “always” forgetting things, then that may be a medical issue and a doctor visit may be in order if you feel it is becoming a real problem. That being said, let's go with the assumption that you used “always” to emphasize your point. You're likely just busy and your mind is on a lot of other things. Here are some practical ideas you can do to remember, BEFORE you leave your house, what you need to bring along. 1. Make a "general" list the night before: Check your calendar every evening and decide where you'll be going the next day and what you need with you. Write it all down. As you put things in your car, check each item off one by one. To give you an idea, your list may include...library books, grocery list, dry cleaning receipt, and gift cards. 2. Make recurring “destination” lists: I teach Zumba and Aqua Zumba...and I have lists of items to bring for each of those classes. For my Zumba class, I have to bring my Zumba sneakers, my iPad, my fitness watch, and my water bottle. For my Aqua Zumba class, I need all of those items, plus my mat, my speaker, and the power cord. I don't dare try to remember these items in my head with everything else swimming around up there. I just check my pre-made list, TWICE, while physically touching each item so I know I have it with me, before I leave my garage. 3. Be mindful when you're determining what you have to bring: Very often, we're trying to remember things when other stuff is happening. Very often, we are racing from one task or TO DO to the next, trying to keep everything in order, in our minds, at the same time. It's important to STOP what you're doing in order to focus. For instance, give yourself a quiet 5 minutes to stop cooking, cleaning, or whatever you're doing. Sit down, take a few deep breaths, and ask yourself, "What do I need in order to accomplish "x" activity, without backtracking?” This will help you remember to put everything on your list(s). 4. Put what you need at your exit door or in your car: Rather than waiting until the last minute to grab what you need, as you think of whatever you have to bring with you before you leave the house, put it near your exit door or in your car. For instance, the tote bag full of books and your sneakers could be placed in your car, and dry cleaning slips and gift cards, could be placed in your wallet…the night before. 5. Eat less sugar: This may seem bizarre as a memory tip, but ingesting too much refined sugar can contribute to memory problems. So, check your diet as well, and be sure most of your daily intake is coming from plant sources, whole grains, and lean proteins. Hope you find this advice helpful, --Maria
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Lose Weight…Feel Great…and Get Ready to GLOW! Summer is coming, which means bathing suit season is approaching as well. If you’ve been trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle, it is prime time to get going with those goals. Today, I have something very special for you. It’s called GON GLOW…and it’s helping hundreds of people lose weight…easily…without them feeling deprived. Just like you, I don’t want to be restricted to just carrots and celery…I like food and eating. What I teach in GLOW is an organized, fun, doable, effective approach to losing weight. As you may already know, besides being an organizing expert, I am also a health, wellness, and fitness expert. I teach six fitness classes each week at both my local YMCA and the Senior/Community Center. I have three fitness certifications under my belt…Zumba, STRONG by Zumba, and Aqua Zumba. Because I love both organizing AND healthy living…GON GLOW, which I’ve just recently released, will help you: G = Get Healthy L = Lose Weight O = Outshine Yourself W = Wake the Wow Effect I’ll share everything I know about eating healthy, nutritious foods…and what’s best when it comes to weight loss. But don’t get scared. You won’t starve, or follow any crazy diet plan, or cook for hours each night. You won't be taking supplements, drinking shakes, ordering meals, or anything like that. GON GLOW is designed to get you eating healthy, becoming more active, and looking and feeling your very best...naturally. It's nothing overwhelming...and anyone can follow GON GLOW to feel better, look better, and be better! Plus, it comes with daily support and motivation. After all, we all need motivation and inspiration to keep going! I can hardly contain myself, because I'm SO EXCITED about this. Get ready to GLOW! You’ll find all the details here: P.S. It gets even better and brighter! Because I'm so excited about GON GLOW and I just know you will be too, when you get GON GLOW...BEFORE MONDAY, MAY 15TH you will also AUTOMATICALLY get FREE BONUSES valued at over $100! Get GLOWing and check it out today!
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