Receiving a thank you note in the mail is pleasant. It’s even more pleasant when you’re being thanked for something you didn’t realize would make an impact on the other person. This happened to me when I offered a simple organizing solution to a Realtor I had met at a networking event. She asked me if I had any ideas how she could keep all her real estate forms portable and organized. I suggested a portable accordion file. The next thing I know, I’m reading a very sincere thank you note that makes me smile. It just goes to show you, sometimes the simplest organizing solutions are the best solutions. In this case, find a good home for paper and things.
A client of mine told me a story of how she had to move out of her home temporarily and live in a much smaller apartment. She only took her utmost essentials. When she was able to move back into her home, she came to the sudden realization that she was able to live happily with very little and is currently on a mission to purge the unessential from her life. I thought to myself, “That is exactly how I feel when I get back from a vacation.” Have you ever gone on vacation and realized when you came home that you had lived quite easily without all the “stuff” in your home? Would you like to recreate that feeling again (without having to move out of your house) so you are motivated to purge the clutter from your home?
I just got back from a week’s vacation and my clothes are feeling a little tight.
The truth is my eating habits have been sliding for a while and the vacation just seemed to seal the deal.
When I think of my meal choices and how little excercise I’ve been doing, I know I shouldn’t be surprised. But, SURPRISE! I am. Isn’t that funny? It’s like part of my brain that relates to food has still not come to grips with the fact that my actions have consequences.
The truth is, if you eat like a little piggy and you don’t excercise, you will gain weight.