Category Archives: Perfectionism

How to Stop Researching About Getting Organized and Start Taking Action

How to Stop Researching About Getting Organized and Start Taking Action

Too much research will actually become confusing, because you’ll start to get conflicting information that you’re not sure what to do with. Instead of dealing with all of that, here’s how to get organized and take action.

Tips For Overwhelm

Quick Tips To Overcome The Feeling Of Overwhelm

Do you need some motivation to help you get things done today? Work through those feelings of overwhelm with these quick tips. Quick Tips To Overcome The Feeling Of Overwhelm 1. Determine Tasks vs Projects Tasks are small and doable things. Projects are big tasks that require planning and time management. Equate each thing you need to do […]

Get Organized But Have A Chronic Illness

Managing Chronic Illness & Staying Organized

  Often when we run our online programs we get comments from people who are afraid of falling behind. Especially those people with a chronic illness. It depends how I’m feeling that day as to whether I can complete the task I can’t always complete the task so I’ll have to come back to it […]


Remember This When You Feel Overwhelmed

If the thought of decluttering makes you break into a sweat, then today’s tip is just for you. Let’s keep it simple. This little strategy is easy to remember AND it works. Try it! If you don’t love it or use it, let it go. Here are some comments from people who have made decisions based on […]

Change Your Mindset

The Practicalities of Highly Organized People

Do you ever wonder if you have the right genetic makeup to be organized? We often talk about whether being organized is a skill or inherent. A previous Get Organized Wizard article focused on 10 Things Organized People DO Every Day. Every day! These are tasks that people do consistently to help their day run smoothly. But what […]

Stop Making Life Complicated!

  Here at Get Organized Wizard we talk a lot about specific ways you can simplify your life. “Be More With Less” is a concept we believe in. Often we hear from members who say, But my life is so complicated, I don’t know how to simplify my life! Really? Really? Let’s look at some issues in life […]

let go

Embrace the Power of Choice

  With our brand new challenge starting this week, 21 Days To Simplify your Life, there’s no better time to talk about the power of choice. Making a fast decision, feeling confident with it, let it go and move on. Each day we make a million decisions. Tiny, insignificant ones that barely register to more detailed, thoughtful decisions. […]

New Mindset

Making the shift to boost productivity

Michele’s earlier blog Get More Done with This Mindshift is a great starting point if you are looking to make a shift and change the way you currently do things. In the post, Michele talks about shifting your thinking from doing stuff to getting stuff done. Take a minute to read it, I’ll wait 😉 Most of us like […]

Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most

Discipline – Now With 80% Less Willpower

This month my word of the month is discipline. Not the scary, willpower-y kind of discipline. I’ve never been good at that. Anything enforced immediately brings out the rebellious child in me. I can’t diet because as soon as there’s something I can’t have it’s the thing I want most in the world. Even if I had zero interest […]

5 Ways To Increase Your Self-Esteem

The way you feel about yourself is a tricky thing. No one wants to be egotistical or overconfident. But most us are more likely to err in the opposite direction – to be unsure, self-doubting, lacking in self-esteem. A library of self-help books and/or years of therapy can maybe help. But for a simpler approach, you […]

The secret of getting ahead is getting started Mark Twain

The Secret Of Getting Ahead…

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~ Mark Twain Sometimes we put off things that we want – decluttering our house, or clearing out our closet, or starting our diet and exercise program, or beginning our novel. We can’t imagine how we could ever deal with so much clutter. We look at our wardrobes […]

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us - Joseph Campbell

Letting Go Of The Life We Planned

  Sometimes we hold so tightly to things or situations or people. We fear the unknown. We doubt we can cope without them. Better the devil we know! But when we do finally let go of the job, the person, the conviction to which we’ve clung till our knuckles are ragged, we often find something more wonderful […]

Start with Wherever you are and with whatever you've got

The Secret To Achieving Goals And Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.  ~ Jim Rohn If there’s one thing more powerful than any other for achieving your goals, it’s this: You must make a start. Knowledge is useless unless you do something with it. Talent is wasted unless you let it move you to action. Desire is frustration unless you […]

Being Perfect Or Becoming Yourself

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen I love this quote because it reminds me of the real cost of trying to perfect – missing out on being yourself. If you struggle with perfectionism, these posts have […]

3 Great Reasons To Start Today

Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.  ~ Thomas Carlyle Have you been putting something off? At home? At work? In your personal life? It might be tempting to wait until some mythical perfect time. Perhaps when: You have more time […]

Are You An Over-Saver?

I used to be someone who saved things up. A new pair of boots, a box of premium tea, a gift of my favorite perfume – new things got put aside until the ideal occasion. There was a certain pleasure in knowing I had something special waiting for me, for one day. But often I’d […]


Declutter Your Thinking Habits [Mission #47]

Welcome to Mission #47 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. If you procrastinate constantly, sabotage yourself, get immobilized by perfectionism, or just feel miserable, then you might be the victim of your own ineffective thinking habits. In this mission we look at 10 negative thinking habits and use them to spring-clean your thoughts. Remember: you […]

Reflect On Your Success – And Reward Yourself! [Mission #26]

Wow – we’re at the halfway point of 52 Organizing Missions! We’ve covered a lot of ground and made some major strides in decluttering, simplifying and getting organized. This week is a good time to pause and reflect on your achievements over the course of the program. And enjoy a little reward. Get Organized Mission […]

Getting Organized Quick Tip: How To Short-Circuit Perfectionism and Procrastination

If you’re a (a) perfectionist and/or (b) procrastinator, here’s a quick tip for you. Getting Organized Quick Tip #1: Don’t over-engineer. Start with the simple version. Lower your target and you may well improve your aim.   This applies whether you’re organizing your closet, decluttering the living room, starting an exercise program or anything else. […]