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Time – Where Is Yours Going?

By Peggy | September 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Time – Where Is Yours Going?

  Money I can only gain or lose, but time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully. ~Author Unknown~ Fact……We all have 24 hours or 1440 minutes or 86400 seconds in a day. There is no one anywhere that had, has, or will have any more or any less. So what are you doing with your 86400 seconds? Sometimes we are in circumstances beyond our control, but most often we can control most of how we spend our day. Here are some things I find are time suckers and result in unproductive time during our day. Computer– Let’s face it.  Many of us read a lot of blogs, look at a lot […]

Where Do You Want To Live?

By Peggy | August 17, 2016 | Comments Off on Where Do You Want To Live?

People often talk about where they want to live. I want to live in that neighborhood with that school system. I want to live on the water or in the mountains. I want to live on the East Coast or the West Coast. I want to live in a more secluded area. I want to live in a house with a huge walk-in closet. Not that deciding where you want to physically live isn’t important, however, as I’ve gotten older, my interpretation of this question has changed a bit. I want to live in peace. I want to live a less cluttered emotional and physical life. I want to live deliberately and […]

Why You Are Never On Time

By Peggy | August 17, 2016 | Comments Off on Why You Are Never On Time

[ctt template=”11″ link=”sQ3ac” via=”no” ]”Either you run the day or the day runs you” ~Jim Rohn~[/ctt] Are you one of those people that can never seem to make it anywhere on time? Here are some of the reasons why: 1.  You don’t really care if you are late.  I know that sounds harsh, but if you cared  you are always late, you would do everything possible not to be late.  Possibly you know people expect  you to be late, so you know, in your mind, you have that option. 2.  You think you have more time than you do.  You try to squeeze one more thing in before you go. 3.  You are […]

Why I Don’t Buy in Bulk

By Peggy | August 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Why I Don’t Buy in Bulk

  I sound very UnAmerican when I say I don’t buy in bulk.  Isn’t that what we are supposed to do?  Buy so we have everything we need when we need it.   At one point in my life, I really did try to buy in bulk because everyone else was doing it.  I assumed there was something wrong with me and if I would try hard enough, I would “get” it.  I tried, but I never could wrap my head around it.  I never could buy into the thought of more is better.  Here are my reasons:  You have to work hard to make sure you use all you bought.  It […]

How To Throw a Pity Party

By Peggy | July 28, 2016 | Comments Off on How To Throw a Pity Party

                                                   (photo courtesy of podpad/ I am an organizer capable of planning just about any kind of event.  An event I have organized to perfection is the Pity Party.   Here are a few quick tips on how to throw the perfect pity party. 1.  Focus on what you don’t have. 2.  Focus on what you have never had. 3.  Focus on what everyone else has. 4.  Focus on what you used to have that you no longer have. 5.  Focus on everything  wrong with the people you […]

When You Know What’s Coming

By Peggy | May 24, 2016 | Comments Off on When You Know What’s Coming

    A few mornings ago I went out for my walk.  I had nearly completed 2 of my 4 laps when I heard it, then I felt it…….thunder and rain drops.  I kept walking and pretending that the thunder was not coming my way, that it was too far in the distance, that I could keep walking and none of it would affect me.  If I ignored it, it would go away.  Well, I kept walking and the thunder got louder and the rain harder.  I finally went back to the house and conceded. Do you do the same thing with life?  Do you know what’s coming and choose to ignore […]

10 DeClutter Tips

By Peggy | February 28, 2016 | Comments Off on 10 DeClutter Tips

This is a room in my house, from a couple of years ago, when I had scarcely a moment to breathe. This room, like many of your rooms, became the catch all room; the room I could close the door and ignore. During this period of my life, so much was coming at me, that emotionally I could do little more than eat, sleep, work, and take care of my family the best I could. This room is a clear representation of how emotional clutter can manifest itself through physical clutter. So how did I attack this room?  By using several of the  10 DeClutter Tips, I was able to restore this room […]

Accountability and Why You Need It

By Peggy | February 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Accountability and Why You Need It

You have great goals for 2016, admirable, exciting, realistic goals.  You are ready to attack them and are sure you are going to do it this year.  So, what usually happens to all of us? We bloom early and fade fast!  So, how can you keep your momentum when you start to wane in your commitment?   Accountability. The concept of accountability is a proven strategy to help people achieve their goals.  Think about it – Weight Watchers, Alcoholics Anonymous, Personal Trainers, Business Year End Reviews.  All of these and many more are ways groups, companies and individuals have accountability.  When we are transparent in what we are trying to achieve and have […]

The One Thing You Need To Do To Get Organized

By Peggy | February 22, 2016 | Comments Off on The One Thing You Need To Do To Get Organized

Ok.  Here it is.  The magic bullet you have all been waiting for.  You only have to do ONE thing to get organized…..just ONE!   What do you think the ONE thing is?  Throw away all your stuff?  Buy cute bins, boxes and organizing tools?  Never buy anything?  Make sure your house looks like a magazine?  Spend all your free time organizing and cleaning?   Well, as you can imagine it is none of those things.  So, what is it?   DECIDE.  Yep, that 5 letter word……decide is the main thing you have to do to get organized.   Deciding begins in your mind and your mind controls your behavior. So, once […]

Helpful TO DO List/Not So Helpful TO DO List

By Peggy | February 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Helpful TO DO List/Not So Helpful TO DO List

Example of a NOT SO HELPFUL TO DO List: Do taxes Organize Clean House Buy gifts Make calls I see many a TO DO list that looks like the Not So Helpful TO DO List.  You will never be able to cross anything off that TO DO list.  It will feel and look like you never accomplish anything when in reality you are probably accomplishing a whole lot more than you realize.  Look at the example of the Helpful TO DO List and see if you can see the difference. Example of a HELPFUL TO DO List:               Gather donation receipts for taxes               Organize kitchen utensil […]

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