Posted in Business Concierge, mindfulness, Well-Being, workplace

#WellnessWednesday

Wellness at workA Shift in the Focus of Wellness Programs

For many of us, a quarter to a third of our lives will be spent in the workplace.

On a daily basis, we will spend more waking hours in our workplace than at home, and experience more exchanges with team members than family members. 

When corporate wellness programs first took off, the focus was primarily on smoking cessation or weight loss goals. Current wellness programs have come a long way since then – now, program offerings have expanded to focus on more than just the physical aspect of health. Employers are now using corporate wellness programs to increase employee engagement and to become more mindful of mental health at work. Companies are doing this by combining more traditional well-being efforts with career coaching development programs.

Keeping Wellness Simple

This year, more workplace wellness programs will be switching to a “less is more” approach. One possible reason for employers not seeing the participation levels they want in their wellness programs is because the program is too confusing. Employees desire simple, uncomplicated wellness tasks and objectives – most likely because they already have enough on their plates. The last thing employers want to do is stress out employees even more by asking them to complete complicated tasks.

Workplace wellness programs can be simplified by focusing on five key factors that contribute to a successful wellness program: 

  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • health assessments
  • Screenings
  • Health education

By keeping employee wellness simple, employers can expect higher participation rates and less confusion surrounding wellness initiatives.

 

Peace Harmony & Wellbeing!

XO Cheryl

Posted in Healthy, organizing, Well-Being

#WellnessWednesday

Health Benefits of Being Organized

Just what are the benefits of being organized?

It’s potentially a long list, but I’ve narrowed it down to what has affected me and my clients the most. 

Read on for what I consider the benefits of having an Organize & Simplify Life, at home and at work.

  1. Less stress. Above anything else, this is the number one reason to burn calories to stay on top of things. Here’s a great example: one of my clients is making a concerted effort to keep their office neat and tidy, the client works from home and the office is in their dining room. We added a bulletin board and have a designated home for everything: inbox, keys, wallet, office supplies, charger cables, and more. Now, when they need something, they know exactly where it is. This fact reduces stress and allows them to …
  2. Relax more. I once saw a plaque at HomeGoods that read, “Organized people are just too lazy to search for stuff.” Yeah, that’s cute, I’m the “lazy” one mentioned in the punchline. Less time spent running around equals more time Just, more time to do what I want to do, like …
  3. Spend time with your family. Getting clean and clear professionally and personally means you’ve got more time to spend with the ones most important to you. For example, my workday ends at 2:00, as I drive home. I know that I’ll be spending the next six hours with my animals, art, and writing until my husband comes home. That’s easy to do when I take care of all my “work stuff” before then.
  4. Be ready for an emergency. I’m sure you know how this goes: life throws a wrench into the works that interrupt your plans in a major way. Being prepared ahead of time lessens the shock. For example, I have designated an “emergency” office and a very -portable setup ready. That way, if my Internet goes down at home, or a renovation crew happens to set up outside my window, I already know where I’m going to go to work and what I need.
  5. The overwhelming seems manageable. I don’t care if you’re talking about work, the kids, or home management, but it’s an awesome feeling to have every project outlined, and every action step that stands between you and your project is completed. When you do this, you’ll be able to look at a daunting to-do list and feel like you’re on top of it and capable of doing what needs to be done.
  6. Improved health. The stress I mentioned earlier, which even I  feel when things start to get out of control, does not promote good health. There are numerous studies that demonstrate a link between sustained high levels of stress and a variety of health problems. Read this → Why disorganization causes stress
  7. It’s the little things. Just turning over a single load of clothes per day makes all the difference. Little things like making sure the kids put their jacket and shoes away each day after school improves your family’s ability to easily function with purpose.
  8. Greater productivity. When you know where things are, what your goals are, and take care of the piddly “busy work” as it appears, you’ve got significantly more time and energy for the big goals in life.

An organized life takes some doing, and you’re going to slip up. No one is clean and clear all day, every day! But when you strive to do the best you can, you’ll experience the benefits listed above … and more. May you experience the best of an Organize & Simplify Life.

Peace Harmony & Wellness!

XO Cheryl

Check out How to work with me for information about how my process works in order to help you create an Organize & Simplify Life!

Contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation today! (860)961.6824 or  cchomeconcierge@gmail.com 

Posted in Charity, Family History, Legacy, Passions, Press Forward, Share a Dream, Success, Well-Being

Do Whatever It Takes . . .

Are you willing to do “whatever it takes” to leave a legacy?

We all want to be remembered, to feel that we’ve contributed something to the world. Your legacy is putting your stamp on the future. It’s a way to make some meaning of your existence: “Yes, a world of the future, I was here. Here’s my contribution, here’s why I hope my life mattered.”

Provide a family history Researching your genealogy is a wonderful way to let your kids and grandkids understand where you and they came from.

Give to charity Another way to leave a legacy is by contributing money or the equivalent to a charitable cause that reflects your values.

Write a legacy letter Think about everything you’d want to tell your loved ones and your survivors if you knew you didn’t have long to live then put it all in a letter to them.

Prepare an ethical will An ethical will is the logical extension of a legacy letter. With an origin going back to centuries of elders orally conveying their values to the next generation, an ethical will lets you share the meaning of your life, beliefs and life lessons.

Or, do what I’m doing – Write a Book! Yup, I’m writing a book about my life and all the stories of my Mother, how her humor helped me to find the gifts of each struggle in life. 

Peace & Harmony

XOXO Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Clutter Coach, paper management, Professional Organizer, Simple, Well-Being

What Can I Do For You?

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What is a Professional Organizer?

A professional organizer is more than someone who has a knack for cleaning. According to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), organizers use their expertise and tested principles to create custom systems for their clients. They teach organizing skills that help clients take back control of their environments, tame the paper piles, and keep their lives running smoothly with purpose.

A professional organizer can help with a variety of tasks, including:

  • Closet design
  • Space planning
  • Paperwork management
  • Cross-country, Local moves
  • Life Transitions (Hospital to Home, Home to Assisted Living, etc.)
  • Record management
  • Goal setting
  • Time management

 

Professional Organizers Can Help Organize & Simplify Your Life

If you’re not sure if a professional organizer is for you, see if any of the following apply to you. You might need a professional organizer when:

  • Your paperwork has overflowed onto your office floor or kitchen countertops.
  • A family member passes away and you suddenly have all of his or her belongings in your home.
  • Your pantry shelves are falling down and the door no longer shuts.
  • You’re moving and you need creative organizational solutions.
  • Your home needs an organizational redesign.
  • You want to be organized, but it never seems to actually get done.
  • You have collections that aren’t being stored or displayed how you want them to be.

A professional organizer is different from a house cleaner – Except here at CCHC, I specialize in cleaning in a logistical method in order to find simple storage solutions as I clean the space. Someone who just cleans your space will come in for a couple of hours, tidy up your things, and then will leave without making decisions about where items are more functional in a space. A professional organizer will come into your home and help create solutions to tackle your immediate organizational problems. Afterward, they will work with you to create long-term strategies so you can achieve success in this area of your space.

If you think a professional organizer can help you create an organize & simplify life contact me today @ (860)961-6824 or cchomeconcierge@gmail.com.

I would be thrilled to help you find clarity in life!

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Posted in Clarity, healthy home, Holistic Organizing, Well-Being

#FactFridays

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5 benefits to being Organized:

It can boost your energy
It can lead to better eating habits
It can improve your sleep habits
It can reduce stress and make you happier
It can lower your heart attack risks

While we’ve all heard the traditional benefits of being organized, such as its ability to help up feel more productive or clarity. Now we can see there are a few bona fide health benefits as well. With this in mind, I’m off to organize my closet, and I hope you’ll be doing the same, too!

Peace Harmony & Well-being!

XO Cheryl

Contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation today! (860)961.6824 or  cchomeconcierge@gmail.com