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I Used to Be So Organized (part 3)

I Used to Be So Organized

So I’m a little behind in getting my Book Club posts up this week on the book we’re reading. (I guess that might be because I’m still working on getting more organized. ;))

I do have good news to report and that is that I’ve been faithfully sticking with my commitment to not check email before 12:30 p.m. each day. It’s made SUCH a difference in my mornings! I’ve found that email was taking up so much brain space and energy… because once I checked it, then I would start composing responses, thinking through issues, and problem-solving — even for a long time after I had left my computer.

I’ve also been doing a much better job getting places on time and being ready on time for my daily Periscopes. Not perfect, mind you, but much better. And that makes me so happy!

Two quotes that I loved from the last two sections of the book were:

“At any moment, giving full attention to the one thing at hand is a hallmark of high performance.” -David Allen

That’s how I want to live. Fully present exactly where I am. Embracing the moment. Being 100% all there — instead of constantly feeling torn in five different directions. Making the change with my email this week has definitely helped with this big time and I’m excited to see how that plays out long-term.

“No matter how many times you’ve tried to get organized before, know that today is a brand-new day. Leave behind your past failures and weaknesses, You are the only one who places limits on your ability or disqualifies you because on your past.” (page 215)

Isn’t this such a great reminder?? Don’t stress over what you haven’t done or how you’ve failed in the past. Just get up and take the first babystep in the first direction. Right now, right here. Today is a new day!

How are YOU doing on the small habits you committed to wanting to stick with this week? I’d love to hear!

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Next week, we’ll be going through Brene Brown’s book, Rising Strong. I’m so excited about reading this book as I’ve read all three other books by Brene Brown and my life will never be the same as a result of reading them.

So I can’t wait to dive into this one! I’ll be blogging and scoping through it beginning on Monday. Let me know if you’re joining us!

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  • Shaunta says:

    I love those 2 quotes. Thanks for sharing! I got Rising Strong on CD from my library. I’m looking forward to going through it with you next week. Is the plan to cover it in a week? If so, I may get a little behind (hefty books make me think and I have to process them slower).

    Btw, I’m doing well on the 2 small changes that you asked us to commit to in the last book study post. I have gone to bed by 10:30 every night and even made it to bed at 9:30 on Wed night!! Going to bed early means I can rise early and have the quiet house to myself. Also, I have been moving forward with my proofreading course and I even found an accountability partner.

  • Katie says:

    This book is amazing! I just started reading it yesterday, so I’m behind on reading the posts and doing the challenges, but it’s already been so helpful. Just what I needed to “hear” right now. Thank you for doing this book study!

  • Katrina says:

    Mine came this morning from Amazon so I have to catch up! 🙂 Excited to read this because it was on my list of “want to read”!

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