{31 days of easy organising solutions} – set yourself up for success

One of the main principles in life that I try to live by is to set myself and others up for success.

What does that look like?

  1. Well, with my kids, I don’t expect them to be at their best behaviour when they’re tired or hungry so we won’t go to a restaurant at those times. I want to set them up for success.
  2. With clients, if I see they’ve got too much on their plates, I’ll remind them that in my mind success looks like x because of all their other commitments, but I’ll still support them if they want to really stretch.
  3. For me, if I’ve been sick I go easy on myself with the lesser important things around the house. This weekend I had a splitting headache for about 24 hours. I prepared meals but the little organising and tidying up projects didn’t get done at all.

Why stress out about something and deliberately set myself up for sure failure?!

So what does that look like for your organising success?

Only you can answer.

If you can only manage 15 minutes every weekday, then realistically speaking you can organise a drawer or small surface area each day. Don’t expect to organise an entire room and then beat yourself up when it doesn’t get done.

How can you better set yourself up for organising success?

My book, Live Organised, will help you get organised in a realistic, practical manner. Available on Kindle and as a physical book.

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  1. What a fabulous reminder! <3
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  2. I really love this series. I was a all or nothing type of girl but your advise of doing small things with the little time you have, is allowing me to get more done.
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    • Marcia Francois says

      all or nothing is a luxury these days 🙂 glad you’re using those little bits of time!

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