A Time of Reflection – Organizing my Priorities

Well friends, I have taken quite the hiatus. It has been almost 2 months since I have written a post. I was overwhelmed with life and needed a break. Often times, we have too much on our plate and, instead of reducing our commitments, we suffer through them. I decided it was time to stop and really reflect on what I need for myself, my family and business. I have been busy with the holidays, recovering from the holidays, guests, traveling, and the all encompassing feat of potty training a 2 year old. It’s exhausting! But I’m ready to jump back in to everything I’ve put on hold!

Up and coming in 2014:

The Mindful Nest is going to be front and center this year. My focus on organizing is going to center on our mental well being, how we got to a disorganized state in the first place, and how we can using positive thinking to make changes in our lives.

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Crafty Organizing – I am not a crafting guru, but I love to personalize my organizing solutions (like my DIY Jewelry Board and Decoupage Letter Baskets). I’m going to put an emphasis on Cheap and Crafty this year!

The Green Nest is also going to be a huge focus this year. This will include posts on green cleaning, ways to donate and recycle all sorts of items, and making use of things you already have in your home.

Time Management – This is vital to creating a well balanced and organized life. Properly managing our time allows us to pursue creative outlets in our lives.

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I am looking forward to new organizing adventures and sharing my successes (and failures) with you!

~Erin

Let it Go Sometimes

Hi everyone! This has been an interesting and busy month for my household. Between traveling, house guests, school starting for our preschooler, and general craziness at my day job, I’ve just been a little overwhelmed. However, this has been our Self Care for September month and I’ve really been taking it to heart. I’ve been focusing more on how I feel as I go through my day, not just what I get done. Right now, I have a laundry basket full of clothes and a sink full of dishes. There are books and toys acting as a second level of carpet throughout our whole house. I haven’t returned a couple of messages. My Bloglovin account has about 200 unread blog posts.

But I FEEL better. I took the kids outside today and enjoyed the Fall weather. I actually went RUNNING this week. (If you know me, you know that is a huge step for me.) I called my grandma and chatted for a while. I might actually be learning to let go. It’s been a great realization. Now I know I need to clean my house up some and pay some bills. But those things will come. And if can mentally relax, those chores won’t seem so daunting.

I’ve also been blogging less, but that’s ok too. I hope you’ll continue to follow along as I move through a transition in my way of thinking and living. I have more organizing projects in the works and will be posting about them soon.

Have a wonderful weekend!

~Erin