“Getting organized” is not the opposite of “Going with the Flow”. Its NOT an oxymoron. It is because you are organized that you can take the leap of faith and accept the “Flow” more easily.
The saying “I’m going with the flow” is something you may say when you are unsure of the right actions to take.
“No matter how much structure we create in our lives, no matter how many good habits we build, there will always be things that we cannot control — and if we let them, these things can be a huge source of anger, frustration and stress. What is going with the flow? It’s rolling with the punches. It’s accepting change without getting angry or frustrated. It’s taking what life gives you, rather than trying to mold life to be exactly as you want it to be”.ZenHabits
But what if you have obstacles or can’t think clearly? How do you know what you feel or think? How does one go with the flow when you don’t like the way things a “flowing”?
Did you know…?
- Reports created by the National Soap and Detergent Association state that getting rid of clutter eliminates 40 percent of housework.
- 1 in 11 American households rent a self-storage space and spend over $1,000 a year in rent.
- It is reported by the U.S. Department of Energy that 25% of people with two-car garages fill it with too much stuff that they can’t park a car inside.
- According to Harris research firm, 23% of adults pay bills late and incur fees because they can’t find their bills.
- The average individual gets 49,060 pieces of mail in a lifetime, one third of it is junk mail.
- Dealing with paperwork is the biggest burden for small businesses.
These are only a few obstacles that block the “Flow” in your life and create in you an overwhelming feeling. These obstructions will clutter your mind with worry or disappointment.
Try an organizing perspective. Take the time to assess your situation. Identify the problem areas. Clearing out your clutter in your home or office will create the right frame of mind for better decision making.
What’s the top motivator to get organized?
While stress and suffering consequences are major motivators they’re surprisingly NOT the top reason people start organizing. Instead, its the decision to host a special event at one’s home motivates a person to take charge of their clutter. We recommend to take charge sooner then later. Don’t wait to be pressed to do it. Doing something everyday is empowering and helps you feel more confident to go with the “Flow” for the right reasons.