Engulfed by Toys Instead of Focusing on Your Important Work?

As an entrepreneurial momma, no doubt you are grateful for the ways that home and work can blend together beautifully ~ but it can also be damn hard to focus productively when you keep stepping on a zillion scattered toys.

(Wait, is that my desk underneath those Legos?)

Bringing flow and organization to your kids’ toys is crucial to maintaining the space, time, and mental clarity to to bring your valuable work to the world.

This is #2 in a 3-part series on kids’ toys:

  1. PURGE: Fewer Toys = More Focus & Creativity — Practical Strategies
  2. ORGANIZE: Four B’s of Toy Organizing
  3. MAINTAIN: Going Crazy ’cause Kids Rarely Put Toys Away?

Going Crazy ’cause Kids Rarely Put Toys Away?

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Getting kids of any age to put their toys away can be a true struggle, so take heart. Kids are living in-the-moment, and often don’t notice clutter ~ even though they function better with calm and order.

As parents, we get to help them learn to put things away, just like we help them learn to brush their teeth and tie their shoes.

In the long run, you are giving them a skill that will serve them well as adults. In the short term, you are gaining some of your sanity back.

Four important ideas in less than four minutes, let’s go!

This is #3 of a 3-part series on kids’ toys:

  1. PURGE: Fewer Toys = More Focus & Creativity — Practical Strategies
  2. ORGANIZE: Four B’s of Toy Organizing
  3. MAINTAIN: Going Crazy ’cause Kids Rarely Put Toys Away?

#1 Cause of Paper Clutter?

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Paper clutter driving you bonkers?

In this 3+ minute video, I’ll share potent wisdom from productivity and organizational consultant Barbara Hemphill. She says that paper continues to be THE top clutter issue in our homes, even though so much of what we do is digital.

What is the #1 cause of paper clutter?

And what are six questions to ask about each document to help you know what to do with it?

Are Your Organizing Efforts Stymied By The “Wrong” Kind of WHY?

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I’m sharing a powerful learning from the research of Dr. Michelle Segar, who studies the science of motivation.

If YOU want to be less cluttered and more organized because you want your business to flourish, or your kids to be more organized, or your life to be generally better… these are GREAT reasons… BUT they might not translate into effective action.

So what reasons WILL more likely propel you into positive action? Click play to find out :-).

Thank you to Brian Johnson of optimize.me for introducing me to these ideas and SO many others.

More Sanity in Your Home… More Creativity & Focus for Your Kids

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Parents, listen up! In this 5 minute video, I’ll share:

  1. WHY you’ll want to trim down the number of kids’ toys in your home (with references to compelling current research),
  2. HOW to do that (2 main ways, which I often help my clients with), and…
  3. STRATEGIES for maintaining your family’s newfound sanity (and your kids’ newfound longer attention span)

 

This is #1 of a 3-part series on kids’ toys:

  1. PURGE: Fewer Toys = More Focus & Creativity — Practical Strategies
  2. ORGANIZE: Four B’s of Toy Organizing
  3. MAINTAIN: Going Crazy ’cause Kids Rarely Put Toys Away?

One Powerful Question to Supercharge Your Goals

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Whether you want to supercharge your goal to exercise daily, drink more water, meditate, or anything else, this question will unleash ideas for making your physical environment support you in being your most awesome self. Use this question for New Years resolutions AND goals at any time of year!