I was sat in the hairdressers the other day, listening to the normal chit-chat and got drawn to a conversation across the room. A young woman was chatting to her councillor/confidant/hairdresser about how far away her new boyfriend lived. And that she never stayed over anymore because it was too much of a hassle and stressful – amongst other things she found it too hard to remember what she needed to take, and going straight to work in the morning was a nightmare as she always forgot something.
Our lives are fluid and forever changing, my tip to anyone whose life circumstances have changed, is to sit down, access what has changed and think about what will make life easier – sounds simple, but how many of us do this? Whether it’s starting uni, marriage, divorce, a career change, moving, starting a new business, living arrangements changing or something else – it’s these times in our lives where life can start to get even more complicated and staying organised becomes challenging. And it’s also a time where we can start to accumulate clutter – holding onto things from the past that are no longer as important to us, but either not recognising it or having an attachment to the way things were and not being ready to let go.
My change wasn’t that complicated and my simple solution for my situation was to create a checklist. I wrote down everything I could think of that I might need, created an excel spreadsheet and added things as I remembered them until I had a comprehensive list. Now, 6pm comes on a Friday that I am going up to Quinns Rocks, the checklist comes out and it takes me less than 15 minutes to pack. The checklist also contains reminders of things I want to do before I leave, like wash my sheets, turn all the power points off and divert the home phone to my mobile.
If something has recently changed in your life, what simple habits or processes could you add to support the new change, before things get out of hand or it becomes too hard?
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