Get Organized Now!
By Maria Gracia
February 23, 2017
Quick Thought of the Day from Maria
Not Enough Motivation? That May Not Be the Issue
I'm often asked, 'I would like to be more organized. But I really need to find a
bit more motivation. Do you have any advice for me?'
It's an interesting question because if someone is asking me something that
pertains to them wanting to do something, like saving money, including more
exercise in their day, or being more organized, there is already a dose of
motivation there. Otherwise, they wouldn't be asking me for advice.
I could, of course, turn into that person's cheerleader...and maybe get their
spirits to soar a little higher. In fact, I enjoy doing this because everyone
needs someone in their life who is excited for them, their goals, and their
BUT, it isn't motivation alone that's going to help. It's 'follow-through.'
The 'follow-through' step is where most goals, dreams, and aspirations come to a
grinding halt. People get very excited about what they want to do, but once they
begin to see the steps laid out before them...the work-park...it's very easy to
lose interest and motivation.
This is why it's important to keep the 'work-part' as exciting AND do-able as
possible. This usually comes to fruition when what you want to do is whittled
down to the smallest common denominator.
What does being more organized mean? 'Being organized' can be pretty lofty and
difficult to define, especially if the point of where you are now and the point
of where 'being organized' is, is a pretty far distance on the map.
Make your follow-through easier:
Monday: I will clear the clutter off my nightstand.
Tuesday: I will donate 5 articles of clothing I never wear.
Wednesday: I will weed out 5 file folders in my filing cabinet.
Thursday: I will unschedule an activity from my calendar that isn't meaningful
in my life.
Friday: I will not work after dinner, and instead, invest that time in my
Saturday: I will sort through the items in my junk drawer.
Sunday: I will read two articles in my To Read folder.
All of a sudden, you've given yourself seven items you can most-definitely
follow-through on....which is motivating in itself. Each one you accomplish,
will get you a bit closer to your goal today...than you were the day before.
Sure, we all need motivation. It's the 'follow-through' though, that will
drive us to our destination!
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Today's Organizing Feature
A READER ASKS
I am trying desperately to organize about 2,000 home recipes and would like to
know if there is a recipe and or cookbook software of any kind that is private.
RESPONSE FROM MARIA GRACIA
Thanks so much for asking. It's a really good thing you're doing. So many
families have home recipes, and when they're not organized well, it not only
makes it difficult with meal prep now, but it affects the future. I know many
folks who have been trying to 'reinvent' their great-grandma's cookies for
centuries because the recipe card was lost over the years, or the people who
want so badly to make the soup their moms used to make, but no longer have the
recipes...or their moms.
Food is part of life...and saving our home recipes are an important part of
our journey here on earth, as well as our family heritage later.
My initial thought was to suggest you connect with one of those companies that
can print your cookbook for you, such as a company you can search for online
called 'Heritage Cookbook.' You organize your recipes within their software. The
drawback is that I think you're limited to how many recipes you can include. So,
while you'll get lovely printed cookbooks, you may have to do several editions.
This could get pricey.
So, I looked online and reviewed a whole bunch of recipe software programs...
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I hope it's of some assistance to you.
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