Lifestyle Organizing – Discovering Your “Life” Style (Part 3)


This is the 5th article in the series Lifestyle Organizing. You will find a complete list of topics at the bottom of this article.

I divided Discovering Your “Life” Style into 3 parts – I don’t want to overwhelm you by giving a ton of information all at once. This will allow you time to take it all in and really process each step.

Recall that: Lifestyle Organizing is a progressive plan of organizing your mind, home, and life around who you are and the way you live or want to live. It is a road map of your life which means you follow a path to reach your goals. It is a state of resolve. It is a well thought-out process of examining your life and making a realistic plan with achievable goals.

Today you will examine an area of your life that is the most important. It will set the stage for what systems, plans and people you put in your life- built around you so you can live your best life.

Know Your Preferences and Thinking Process

Now that you’ve determined you want to work toward your goals for positive change in your life-I’m sure you are wondering how you are going to accomplish this! On top of the things you’ve already identified, you have: daily demands, relationships, never ending to-do lists, and financial responsibility. How will you do it all? How does it all come together?

Well the answer to that is YOU! It All Starts With Your Mind! Before you build your strategy and make your plan, you should know your thinking patterns, processes, and your preferences. These will guide you to a plan that works for you.

Take Action!

While performing this action-use these guidelines: Be Authentic, Keep An Open Mind, Make It Fun, and Reward Yourself.

Peek into your mind-How do you look at life? How do you process or take in information? What will work for you when you begin making your plan? Honestly look at your preferences and the way you think. (You may want to take notes.)

There is no right way or wrong way to go about organizing your mind, home and life. However, once you examine your thinking patterns, processes, and preferences in the following areas of your life (listed below); you will probably find areas that don’t serve you well. You may discover destructive habits and patterns-as you uncover them, seek to change them yourself or enlist the help of a professional if needed. Doing this will add value and productivity to your life.

Here are the areas to consider:

1. Spiritual Connection?

  • How do you draw your strength?
  • Who do you go to for wisdom?
  • Have you given this some thought? Are you putting it into practice?

I’ve discovered that “Wholeness, peace, and joy comes from the daily renewing of the mind ~ seeking God and all His wisdom ~ then you can express that outwardly in your environment”.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2

Attitude- Mind over Matter. I believe attitude is linked to our beliefs, convictions, values, and morals. We all put our hopes, dreams, desires, and beliefs in something. Most of us have formed “patterns” in our attitude as time goes by-some good and some not so good. Evaluate yours-is yours serving you well and adding value to your life or is it an obstacle and making you miserable? Choose well-Be Positive, Determined, Focused, and Motivated! It can make all the difference in achieving your goals and help you to Live Unscrambled.

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