So you want to get organized. You keep saying you want to get organized. You try. You may have even organized a junk drawer or two. But why aren’t your desires to get organized materializing in actual organization? Your subconscious mind doesn’t like change. And so if it senses change, it will do everything in it’s power to keep things the same. The thing to do is to figure out how to help your subconscious mind feel safe enough to join your conscious mind in your desire to get organized. How do you lure your subconscious mind AND keep the environment safe? Think about a sleeping baby in a car. You’ve driven around in circles for hours, and the baby is finally asleep! Now how do you get it in the house and into bed, so you can finally go to bed too?? It’s that type of finesse you’ll need to bring your subconscious mind to where you want it to be. It’s about cultivating a steady, balanced equilibrium.
As someone with Hashimoto’s, I am constantly aware of the necessity for balance. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disorder that often causes hypothyroidism. They thyroid gland is extremely sensitive, and regulating it can be a frustrating game of over and under correcting. I like to weave concepts about health into the work I do as a Professional Organizer, because they are often so deeply intertwined. When your body is not operating as well as it could, it’s really hard to get organized! And when you’re not organized, you may also be experiencing health ailments. So where do you start? I find that an indirect approach to both health and organizing provides the most long lasting results. For example, if you want balance in one really important, yet really EMOTIONALLY CHARGED area, you may make more progress by addressing balance in a series of outer lying subjects, no matter how insignificant they may seem. Conversely, sometimes by focusing on one really important area, the other areas will fall into place. Both ways can potentially work, but if your subconscious mind isn’t on board with your goal, you’re not going to make any progress. Through years of doing my own personal work and working with clients, I’ve developed several methods to get the subconscious mind in alignment with your conscious desires. Working with a coach who can help you with your limiting beliefs is certainly a key component. Bringing your body into balance is another part of the equation that for most people is an absolute necessity!
Here are some ideas for cultivating internal balance
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