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Get Organized Now! NEWSLETTER
By Maria Gracia
October 14, 2017

  Today's Feature

The Benefits of Paying a Daily Visit to the Alone Zone

In today's increasingly connected world, achieving solitude seems to have become a lost art for many. Often, we equate solitude with people who are anti-social, sad, or lonely. On the contrary, those who take advantage of alone time have more opportunities for increased productivity, relaxation, and enjoyment in life.

Alone time...

1. Allows you to focus and concentrate better

2. Provides time for you to think deeply

3. Helps you sort through your problems and challenges, often allowing you to gain a fresh perspective through self-reflection

4. Gives you time to get to know yourself better through self-discovery

5. Serves as time to evaluate your goals and measure your progress

6. Builds mental strength

7. Sparks your creativity

8. Gives you time for YOU...the person most people most often neglect is themselves

9. Enhances the quality of your relationships with others, because it gives you time to truly appreciate them

10. Reboots your mind and helps you unwind both physically and mentally

11. Increases tolerance and relaxation so you are less irritable or stressed

12. Helps you get more done

How do you find time alone?

It may seem incredibly difficult, these days, to find time alone in a world full of responsibilities, tasks, errands, housework, career/business, friends, family, phone notifications, etc. But it definitely can be done. Some strategies include:

-- Temporarily unplugging and disconnecting from social media and technology

-- Using your commute time

-- Getting up earlier than other family members, or staying up later

-- Closing your door while at work...or at home, from time to time, as well

-- Schedule alone time in advance (This is very important. Treat 'time alone' just as important as a doctor or dentist appointment. Get it on your calendar!)

-- Use your lunch break

-- Leave the area where most people are (work in an office conference room...or take yourself out to a park for an hour while your spouse watches the kids)

What can you do when you're alone?

Being alone can range from visiting Machu Picchu, simply closing your eyes in a crowd of people. Here are some simple ideas:

-- Engage in a hobby or activity you love such as crafting, reading, photography, baking, or playing a video game

-- Pamper yourself with a manicure, pedicure, facial, bubble bath, or a simple cup of hot tea (uninterrupted) on your porch

-- going for a bike ride, a run, or a walk, or do Yoga

-- Meditate, do breathing exercises, or simply sit quietly watching the ocean or a river

Author and critic Maya Mannes said, 'The great omission in American life is solitude. Not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space free from outside pressure which is the incubator of the spirit.'

Alone time is about the 4 R's: Recuperate, Refresh, Recharge, and Reboot your body, mind, and soul. Take the time each day to quiet the constant background noise in your life and embrace time alone.

I do this for myself every single day (sometimes it's only 15 minutes...other times it's a few hours), and I've found that the Alone Zone is a very pleasant place for a daily visit.

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  New on our Web Site!

Did You Know?: Don't spend a fortune on Halloween candy this year

My Life: Foods that are always in my pantry.just in case

Dirty Little Secret 1: Here's how I keep my under-the-sink cleaning products neat, clean, and organized

Dirty Little Secret 2: Here's how I keep my makeup bag beautifully clean...inside and out

Dirty Little Secret 3: I never serve meals directly from my stove. Here's why...

Mini Challenges: Sometimes tasks can get neglected so long in our homes that it's downright spooky. Here are this week's mini challenges, all focused on those TO DOs we tend to avoid as long as possible.

In ADDITION, on our home page, you'll also find lots of NEW and featured STUFF including...

Social Media Spotlight: On a scale of 1-10, how organized is your clothes closet? Let us know

October Checklist: Witching you an organized, boo-tiful October. Start today with our NEW October 2017 Organizing Checklist...

NEW Web Poll: Are You Outgoing or Shy? Let us know

Theme of the Week: Life Roads. Enjoy our home page quotes, that reflect our theme, for added inspiration and motivation this week

  TO DO This Week

Week Beginning October 14th

1. Clean out one box in your basement or attic. It's a lot of work to organize an entire basement or attic, so don't plan on doing that. Instead, choose one box at a time and get the job started. Bring one box to a well-lit area and sort through it. There are likely to be one of three scenarios in that box: a) You don't need the items in it. In this case, put these items in a Donation box or the trash. b) You do need (or want) the items in it. In this case, either incorporate those items, in a more visible manner, into your life, or tuck them away again in a labeled container. c) You're not sure what to do with these items. In this case, highly consider donating or getting rid of them. It's indecision that is one of the main causes of clutter OR give yourself a deadline date to get rid of it. Put a date on your calendar 30 days from today. If you don't need these items by that date, donate or trash that box without even opening it.

2. Choose and donate one book. Most people have collections of books that have been gathering dust for years. Find one you'll never read again and donate it to your local library...or sell it to your local half-price book store.

3. Dust a super dusty surface. Most folks have that one dusty surface they've been avoiding like the plague. Get it dusted off this week.

4. Donate winter gear. Inventory your winter gear and make a donation box filled with anything that no longer fits your body or your style. People are seeking out warm weather gear you'll be reducing your clutter and helping out others at the same time.

5. Stow summer sports gear. Do you have summer sports gear taking up space in prime storage space in your house? If your family doesn't plan on using baseball, golf, swimming, soccer and other summer sports played outdoors until next season, hibernate these items for the season in a cool, dry, out-of-the way storage spot. If you're not storing in a see-through box, be sure to label the box well.

  In Closing

'I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel.'
---Audrey Hepburn

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And remember...Being organized creates a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life!


Maria Gracia
Get Organized Now!

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