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From: Confidenceworld <sean.mcpheat@ntlworld.com>
Date: 25 Nov 2004 01:03:12 -0000
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                     Awesome Confidence Newsletter
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                      http://www.confidenceworld.com

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                         Wednesday, November 24, 2004
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Hi Friend,

I hope you are well?

Having an organized life is one sure fire way of building your
confidence.

Why?

Because YOU feel in control!

I have included an article that will organize your life in just
10 steps starting right now!

Take care until next time! ;-)

Live, Love and Laugh

Sean

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IN THIS ISSUE
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=> 10 Steps to Organize Your Life - By Lisa Tuttle 
=> Quotes 
=> How to get to the TOP of Google and Yahoo!
=> The Ultimate Weight Loss Ebook

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10 Steps to Organize Your Life - By Lisa Tuttle 
 
Psychological studies show that people are more productive when
working in an organized environment. That’s great news for the 
neat freaks, but what about organizationally deficient folks? 

Are they destined to wallow in their debilitating clutter for
eternity? Of course not! With a little effort, anyone can learn
organizational skills and reap the benefits of an orderly life. 

If your mess has bested you, give this 10-step program a shot.

1. Fix the leak. It doesn’t do any good to repair a water-
damaged ceiling until after the leak in the roof is fixed. 
Likewise, you will make no progress in organizing your life if
you continue to practice disorderly habits. Examine your
lifestyle and determine where the bulk of the mess is coming
from, then make a conscious effort to break those habits. Set
some guidelines for yourself and your family—“No new messes!”
being the primary rule. The first step in changing messy ways is
to stop contributing to the problem.

2. Assess the mess. Take a look around and decide what areas of
your home or office need your attention. Maybe just one or two
rooms have started to clutter, or maybe every square inch of
your property is packed and piled with possessions. Whatever the
case, begin with a good look-see.

3. Do the daily dozen. I know the thought of sorting through
those closets and corners makes you shudder, so don’t overwhelm
yourself by trying to tackle the job all at once. The hit-and-
run approach works much better. Set aside twelve minutes a day
to do something simple like cleaning up your medicine cabinet or
organizing your lawn and gardening tools in the garage. When
your daily dozen is up, walk away. It may not seem like you are
accomplishing much, but like running water wears away at a rock,
after a few weeks, you will begin to see the effects of your
efforts.

4. Localize. If you are disorganized, chances are your mess has
crept through your entire house, with pieces and projects all
mixed together in a jumble. Don’t despair! It’s fixable. Start
by localizing your messes. Choose a place for each “category” of
mess. Paperwork should go by the filing cabinet, tools in the
garage, music and videos with the entertainment center. Don’t
worry about organizing them yet; just stash them in a box,
basket, or plastic tub in the general vicinity of their final
destination. Think of it as a giant puzzle. If you put all the
pieces of one section in the same place, the final assembly is
faster and easier.

5. Reduce, recycle, resale. Admit it! You don’t even use the
stuff you’re hording in that basement storage room, and half the
clothes in your closet don’t fit you anymore. And when was the
last time you listened to the music cassettes you purchased in
1983? As you begin to sort and localize your mess, find a giant
box and write “garage sale” on the side. As you uncover
something you can live without, stash it in the box. Recycle old
papers, magazines and plastics, and make weekly donations to a
charitable resale shop.

6. Choose a corner. Pick one area or room and concentrate your
twelve-minute organizational spurts on that place until it is
finished. Those jam-packed dresser drawers might be your first
focus. Or maybe the cupboard below the bathroom sink demands top
priority. If your whole house is in chaos, make a project list,
placing high-priority jobs at the top. As you clean and organize
each area, cross a line off the list and pat yourself on the
back for a job well done. Seeing the list dwindle will keep you
motivated!

7. Categorize. When organizing, it’s often easiest to remove
everything from its container or cupboard and sift through all
the pieces that need to fit into the space. Sort through and
separate your stuff into categories. If you’re tackling the
bedroom closet, maybe you want work clothes in one section,
formal outfits clustered together and casual digs in a separate
cubby. Once your clothes are categorized, you can see how much
space you will need for each grouping. 

8. Case the space. Take a look at your closet and determine the
most efficient way to store your possessions. Which items do you
use the most? You’ll want those in an easy-to-reach location.
How much space will the items in each category take up? You’ll
want to choose a shelf or drawer that will accommodate them. If
needed, add shelves, hooks, closet rods and other gadgets that
will improve the organization of a space. 

9. Clean and replace. Since an empty space is easy to clean,
this is a good time to pull out a sponge and a vacuum. Once
you’ve vanquished the dirt, start replacing the items one
category at a time. Work at it until you’ve found the right mix
of organization and convenience. When one area is finished, move
on to the next until the work is done.

10. Maintain. Your house or office is organized, but it won’t
stay that way unless you do the upkeep. Now that you’re in the
habit of spending a dozen minutes a day organizing, spend that
time eliminating little areas of mess or disorganization that
appear. While putting bath towels in the linen closet, take an
extra 30 seconds to straighten the other shelves. Is that
Tupperware cupboard starting to overflow? It only takes two
minutes to restack the containers in a neat and orderly fashion.
Spending a few minutes each day to stay on top of the mess is
much easier than reorganizing the whole house each year. 

Copyright 2003 Lisa Tuttle 

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Lisa Tuttle is a freelance writer, publishing short stories,
devotionals, and articles for newspapers and magazines. Her
monthly column "Behind the Scenes" appears in the Write to the
Heart newsletter, a publication of the American Christian
Romance Writers. She recently accepted the opportunity to write
a biography for hire and is pursuing publication for her novels.
Samples of her work can be viewed on her website at
www.lisatuttle.com.


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QUOTES 
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"I dream my painting and then paint my dream." 
- Vincent Van Gogh  

"Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or
predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." 
- William Faulkner  

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." 
- Bob Dylan  

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That's it folks!

Have a confident time and take care of yourself!

Live, Love and Laugh

Sean

Sean McPheat
www.confidenceworld.com

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and wait."

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