Get Organized – It Feels So Good
My clients have been saying how great they feel to let go of things and get organized. At the end of a session it’s the best thing I can hear.
It reminds me of my martial arts instructor Sensei Heieck. At the end of class Sensei Heieck would close our class with instructions for life; eat well, rest and other words of wisdom. She would tell us to close our eyes and lock in how great we feel (and it DID feel great to work out) so we could use that feeling to get ourselves motivated on the days we didn’t feel like coming to class.
My black belt class wasn’t until eight in the evening so there were many nights I had eaten dinner and sat down to rest and didn’t “feel” like going to class; I was tired, my favorite tv show was on, the weather was bad. I would remember Sensei Heieck and remember how great it felt to complete class; exercise, stretch, box with a partner and I got myself off the couch and in to class – I was always glad I did.
The same principle applies when we decide to get organized, we may wish to avoid the emotion of the work or the time it takes to do it or even the frustration of not knowing exactly what to do but if you can remember how good it felt to do it before or imagine how good it will feel to clear a space, find things, have homes for things, clear your desktop, park in the garage, walk through a room without stepping over things, pay a bill on time, sit down without moving things, be on time…the list goes on, you can find the motivation.
Lock in the good feeling that comes when you make an effort to get organized and keep the momentum going. It feels good to get organized!