Let me start this blog by saying this: “Stop Being So Hard On Yourself!”
I’ve had a number of clients lately express their frustration on how everyone else is organized except them. They seem to continually compare themselves to a friend, neighbour or, a lot of times, a parent, who was so much more organized than them and they think they have somehow failed. My female clients in particular are especially hard on themselves. And I’ll tell you what I’ve told them:
“Stop being so hard on yourself!”
Yes, of course some people are organized, but that doesn’t make them better people than you. Just because someone has different priorities, doesn’t make them right and you wrong, or vice versa. If you wish you could have a more organized home, then don’t hesitate! Get started today and, if you’re not too sure where to start, call someone who can help you get started – a friend, a colleague, a Professional Organizer. It doesn’t matter.
However, the thought of bringing someone in to help out brings me to another challenge that a lot my clients face – they feel guilty getting help because they don’t like to admit they can’t do it on their own. To which I reply, why should you? We hire people to do things for us all the time. It doesn’t mean we’re not always capable. What it means is that we know there are others who are better at something than we are so we trust them to help us out. The same applies to getting organized. I do it for others because I love it, it is my passion and I’m good at it. So it makes sense for me, or any other person passionate about organizing, to help you out so you can get back to doing the things that YOU are passionate and knowledgable about.
And lastly, let’s just remember this – Life gets busy and sometimes the reason your house gets messy is because it’s busy being lived in and that’s not always a bad thing.
Hiring someone to help you organize is not an admission of defeat, it is an acknowledgement that you are ready to move forward and are taking the best possible steps to do it as effectively and efficiently as possible.
So, please, if I can say it one more time… Stop Being So Hard on Yourself!