Journal For Your Mental Health

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Journaling can be a great way to improve your mental health. It can help you to:

  • Unclutter your mind and reduce stress
  • Process difficult emotions
  • Track your progress and goals
  • Reflect on your life and make positive changes

When journaling, it is important, to be honest with yourself and to write about whatever is on your mind. You may want to write about your thoughts, feelings, experiences, or goals. You can also use journaling to brainstorm ideas, plan for the future, or simply relax and de-stress.

There are many different ways to journal. You can write in a traditional journal, or you can use a blog, an online journal, or even a voice memo app. There is no right or wrong way to journal, so find what works best for you.

If you are new to journaling, it can be helpful to start with a few prompts. Here are a few ideas:

  • What are you grateful for today?
  • What is one thing you are proud of yourself for?
  • What is one thing you are looking forward to?
  • What is one thing you are worried about?
  • What is one thing you want to change about your life?

Once you get started, you may find that journaling becomes a regular part of your routine. It can be a great way to connect with yourself and improve your mental health.

Here are some additional tips for journaling:

  • Find a quiet place where you can write without distractions.
  • Set aside some time each day to journal, even if it is just for a few minutes.
  • Don’t worry about grammar or spelling. Just write whatever comes to mind.
  • If you get stuck, try writing about something that is bothering you or something that you are grateful for.
  • Reread your journal entries from time to time to see how you have grown and changed.
  • Journaling can be a great way to process your thoughts and feelings, so don’t be afraid, to be honest with yourself.

If you find that journaling is not helpful for you, there are other things you can do to improve your mental health. Talk to a coach, counselor, or therapist, join a support group, or try other relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation.

𝓟𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓮 & 𝓗𝓪𝓻𝓶𝓸𝓷𝔂 ~ Your Friendly Organizer, Cheryl

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Spring Clean Your Lifestyle!

Spring Clean Your Lifestyle!

1. Intentional Spring clean. As you clean your house, approach the process with kindness and be patient as it unfolds. Ask: what are my goals for the home? How do I want to inhabit my space differently? What could I do to be happier in my home? 

2. Refresh your journaling routine. Perhaps you’ve always been a free-form writer seeking more direction in your process. Find inspiration with journaling prompts tailored to how you want to realign and recalibrate. 

3. Design with fresh blooms. What better way to welcome Spring than with the beautiful colors of our natural world? Visit your local farmer’s market, flower shop (sometimes they have leftovers from bridal bouquets & centerpieces), or even your local grocery store —it’s a lovely little pick-me-up after your Sunday afternoon tasks.

4. Revisit your spending habits. While the idea of creating a budget may call visions of anxiety and being told NO makes your eye twitch, it is necessary!  I like to think of money as an ‘energy’, not an entity I am beholden to – that’s why you MUST look at your financial picture weekly. Then take a DEEP DIVE once a month. Simply make a list: All your debits (money out) All your credits (money in) + Your monthly Income. This gives you a better understanding of where your money is going and what that says about how you spend your time with your money. Are you spending on clothes you don’t love? On shoes that don’t fit? Would you rather dedicate more money to experiences? To updates on the home? When you have those numbers right in front of you, it will have you spending the ‘green’ differently.

5. Take your workout outside. I’m an outdoor workout girlie through and through. So, when the weather warms up, you can bet I’m hopping on my bike and hitting the trails. Why? Because there’s nothing that energizes or inspires me quite like being outdoors. Even if that looks like a 20-minute walk after work, every step counts . . . . 

6. Dine outdoors. It doesn’t just have to be just when you work out—as you spring clean your lifestyle, look for all the little pockets in your day that you can spend outdoors. You need to eat, so why not set up a picnic at your local winery(adults only)  or local park (family) for lunch or dinner? 

7. Make weekly farmer market trips. Our local coastal farmer’s market moves outdoors in April, and I’m there every weekend. I love indulging in the ritual of a leisurely morning coffee and walking around the market without a list in hand—ready to let inspiration lead the way.

8. Switch up scents! For perfumes, candles, and however else you choose to scent your lifestyle. Pumpkin spice is out ….thank goodness! lilacs are very much in.

9. Pick one thing & Let it go.  This spring, choose one thing—be it a weekly obligation, an invitation you’ve been unwilling to accept, whatever it may be!—and release it. Trust me, the sun will rise and set without you overextending yourself.

10. Upgrade your beauty cabinet. Have you always been curious about clean beauty but haven’t yet taken the plunge? Try This! If a total redesign isn’t in the cards (new products can add up quickly), select a few items in your daily routine to refresh. A little goes a long way.

11. Morning brain dump. If journaling isn’t your ‘thing’ yet, ease your way in with a simple brain dump. In the morning when you wake up, pull out a piece of paper or journal and simply jot down all that’s on your mind. Whether that’s work anxieties or a strange dream you can’t shake off, write it down on the page and leave it there. No need for you to carry it around all day long.

12. Let go of negative self-talk. We’re done!

13. Repurpose a junk drawer into a wellness drawer. Or add a collection of anything else that brings you joy! In the past, I have swapped out my random pens, paperclips, loose keys I had no idea what lock they fit, and sticky notes for aesthetically pleasing objects and positive affirmations and mantras, I love to look at each morning. Create yours however you’d like.

14. Declutter your closet. You’ll be amazed how a small change will transform your whole mood. Each spring, I edit my wardrobe. Gone are the items I haven’t worn in 12 months (seasonal clothes don’t count). If you haven’t heard, clothes should fit you—not the other way around. Build a wardrobe capsule

15. Fluff-Up! your sleep routine. No more phones on the nightstand. Scratch that, they don’t belong in the bedroom at all (unless you need them for an emergency). Just a good book, perhaps your journal, and whatever else helps you wind down (my kitty-Cat helps). This spring and beyond, we’re all getting the sleep we deserve.

16. More silence, please. So much of our lives are dictated by the noise (thoughts, opinions, and influences) that others put out into the world. I’m a warrior with my quiet time and space—in the morning and evening before bed, be particularly mindful of what you allow into your lifestyle.

17. Embrace more whole foods in your nutrition planning. I’m not saying cut out everything that tastes yummy, but moderation should be your closet friend! Throughout your day, look for opportunities to bring more unprocessed or minimally processed foods into your meals. Whether that’s a fresh salad with lunch, fruit in your oatmeal, or nuts as a nighttime snack—“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” – Bethenny Frankel

18. Clean up your digital life. Clear your phone roll of accidental screenshots and photos of your ex. Delete contacts you no longer speak with anymore. Achieve inbox zero—or whatever realistic version of that you choose. I do a Digital-Declutter once a month!

19. Create a tech-free zone in your home. Analog only, y’all. Books, art supplies, crafting items—whatever brings you joy! The only rule: no cell phones are allowed.

20. Hydrate. If I’m in a bad mood or need an energy boost, a sip of water is almost always the answer. If you’re like me and do not like plain water daily, there are plenty of water flavors to add: fresh fruit, and zero-calorie H2O flavoring. This is what I’m working on currently – drinking more water daily. Let’s hydrate together!

𝓟𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓮 & 𝓗𝓪𝓻𝓶𝓸𝓷𝔂 ~ Your Friendly Organizer, Cheryl

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Do You Have 10 Minutes to Declutter?

Your Friendly Organizer, Cheryl

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Making Intentional Decisions

In 1995, I found myself recleaning the same clutter in clients’ homes. I decided to ask a few clients that I was close to if I could apply my C – O – R + method in their homes.

I had “absolutely” from everyone. I sat with them explaining that while cleaning their homes, I had noticed that I can no longer fit one more bottle of cleaning products under the kitchen sink or fit one more pair of shoes into the hallway closet.

I explained my C – O- R + method: the acronyms stand for CLEAN – ORGANIZE – REDESIGN + so much more. I told them that I was noticing clutter in spaces where I kept recleaning and tidying up each week. I explained together we could come up with systems that can make the home functional, and efficient with purposeful spaces.  I discussed how from then on when I clean their homes,  I would organize drawers, cabinets, and closets along my path of cleaning. 

When I finished my first home with my new method – it was celebrated by the family giving notes and cards when I arrived at their home the following week. 

The notes mentioned items like Time Saving, Saving money at the grocery store because of no more overbuying, and finding paperwork for school or work easier, getting out of the door on time in the mornings.

After leaving that home with cards and notes in hand, I decided to make an intentional decision for my business that the Clean – Organize – Redesign method will become the foundation of my cleaning company.

I found a niche in the then-saturated cleaning business. It has served clients well over the last 27 years, In 1999 I brought the method into commercial cleaning, which lead to helping out small doctors’, and lawyers’ offices get organized and be more efficient businesses.

This new business foundation solved a problem for my clients, it fit the 3 priorities I found to make the final decision to interweave this method into my business. 

I would leave my clients homework when they were having a hard time making those decisions, here is the homework I would leave them: 

1-minute blueprint for making difficult decisions

  • What is the problem that needs to be solved? (declutter clients’ homes)
  • Identify your top priorities for having the problem solved  (keep it to 3) (save client time, save labor, extra$)
  • List them in the order of importance  (save client time, save labor, extra$)
  • Write the 3 priorities in their order, and post them where they’re visible

The next time they had to make a difficult decision, they could evaluate their options through what they learned is most important to them.

Below is a 10/10 sheet, ten spaces, ten minutes – these are spaces where you’re going to see quick visuals of organizing, it helps to keep you motivated for your next challenge.

Peace & Harmony

𝒴𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒻𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓃𝒹𝓁𝓎 𝒪𝓇𝑔𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓏𝑒𝓇

I’m Not Into Country . . .

But, damn these beautiful souls just kick in country music’s MFer door! Like I said I’m not into country music but a huge fan of AGT suggested to me that I take a listen to them. These women made an intentional decision to show people who they are, and what their gifts are – those are the decisions that transform your life. I will be watching “Chapel Hart” to see if they get to where they want to be.

I love their energy!

Peace & Harmony

Is Your Child Worth The Investment?

Sneak Peek . . . .

ClutterBug to Clean 

    Coaching Package For Kids

After 20+ years of organizing countless homes and working with hundreds of clients from around the country and world, I’ve discovered an undeniable fact: Organization is not a skill you’re born with . . .

Here’s what your child will learn . . . 

First, they’re not a clutterbug, they just organize differently.

Discover your unique organizing style and how to redesign your space to stay organized for a long time.

Find out what motivates your UNIQUE style and how to overcome procrastination (putting things off) indecision (hard to decide) and fear of letting go of your stuff.

Download the many free printables to help get jumpstart your journey on a path from clutter-bug to clean. (coming soon)

Let’s take a walk down the 3 passages – let me tell you how the coaching works

Enable Passage – I walk alongside empowering your child with the exact proven strategy to begin the hard work of decluttering and clearing.

Encourage Passage- With every Decision made, your child becomes more invested to continue the process and see it through. They’ll become a ‘Decision Hero’.  I will encourage your children to make decisions about their space & clutter.

 Empower Passage- By coaching your child organizational skills at an early age, we can help them develop resilience, self-confidence, and self-leadership skills so they can handle the up and downs of growing up.

Here is just a small peek at our NEW coaching program . . . for kids. The launch of this program will be at the end of August 2022.

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Peace ♥ Harmony

“Music always sounds better on Friday.”

New Postcards . . . Peace ♥ Harmony

Are You Ready To Make Life-Changing Decisions?

#MotivationalMondays

Peace Harmony & Be The Motivation Today!

XO Cheryl

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