By now we have our kids in their school routines and we hopefully have adjusted to our fall schedules. I don’t know about you, but it took me a little longer this year to transition into my fall schedule, and feel on top of it. Some of this had to do with back to school chaos and my youngest starting Kindergarten, but I also think with our extra hot September I was trying to hold on to the more laid back summer pace, which doesn’t work with a busier work schedule, volunteer commitments, two kids in school and many after school activities.
I do believe that doing my best to create systems to help the house function better will have a positive effect on my kids ability to learn and their school success. Research supports that children learn better when areas are clutter free and organized.
This summer, I participated in a series of radio shows on organizing and this particular segment focuses on the look and feel of personal organization. To be organized is a state of mind. I think once a person understands the connection between physical space and their mind, then getting or being organized is easier to achieve. Being organized requires some changes to habits and behaviors, and it takes a conscious effort to maintain systems that support daily routines, both personally and professionally.
There are so many benefits to striving for the organized mindset…some of which are reclaiming time, increasing productivity, improving physical and mental health, and improving clarity of thought. How many times do we all find ourselves reacting instead of planning out our priorities for the day? Having an organized mindset allows for more of a sense of control over work and life. Additionally, having this mindset helps us create the kind of environment that contributes to school success.
Okay, now tell me you don’t want to try to have more time, more control and more happiness? Please listen to the interview to find out more.