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Is “Organizing” Therapeutic for You?

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Organizing is Therapeutic

The Huffington Post published an article the other day about why cleaning and organizing is therapeutic in stressful times. Although there is some controversy about equating organizing with cleaning, the topic spurs some thought.

For some individuals, not cleaning nor organizing is a therapeutic task. For some, the task of organizing is additional stress!! Regarding organizing: Where to begin? How to do it? Do I toss, donate, give away, sell? Where/how do I store the things I keep? It can be overwhelming.

In 1985, a handful of individuals began an industry call Professional Organizing, now called NAPO, The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. We, Professional Organizers, help individuals alleviate the stress of organizing: paper, digital, financial, spaces, collections, projects, etc.

How do I personally alleviate stress? For those who know me well, I LOVE to organize, and my career tests proved “I am exceptional at organizing skills.” Organizing is my mojo – the gas in my tank. Whether in person, by phone, text, Skype or Zoom, my organizing aura is contagious. The stress of organizing melts away with me (and you may learn a little too). If you need a little Organizing Mojo, contact me.

How do you get your “mojo”? What makes you smile….cooking, baking, dancing, singing, pet training, crafts, art, meditating, poetry, writing, gardening, reading….? While we’re sequestered in our homes, we’re all looking for ways to motivate, heal, connect and/or disconnect. Let us connect. Maybe you can teach me something, and I can help you organize in return. Let’s motivate each other.

In 1985, “We Are The World” was recorded to support a crisis. Now, 35 years later, we are in need globally to join together to support one another. Introvert, extrovert and everyone in between, “there’s a choice were making, we’re saving our own lives.”