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Resisting Over-thinking and Overwhelm

December 2017

“The first requirement in taking a step in the right direction is to take a step in some direction.”
~Robert Brault

resisting overwhelm

Taking a Step in ‘Some’ Direction

What exactly does this mean? To me, it means taking one small action toward your goal. Not won’t overthinking, not allowing overwhelm to set in… starting small. Here are some sample goals for practice.


Decorate the house for the holiday
One small action step
Find the decorations (and whatever you end up not using can be given away!)

Clean out dresser drawers
One small action step
Pick the easiest drawer and make piles (or bins) of trash, keep, and give away (and promise to really throw items away and/or donate them right away)

Figure out what presents you need to buy
One small action step
Make a list of everyone who needs to receive a gift from you (and think hard to see if there are gifts from past years’ shopping expeditions just waiting to be wrapped already in your home!)

Organize your photos
One small action step
Gather all the photos in the house and bring to one location (and if you notice any blurry ones, duplicates or unknown scenic views, you can toss them right away!)

If you are wondering what comes next, go back to your goal, review what your first step was and see if you can think of one more ‘baby step’ that you can take that will get you closer to your goal. Over-thinking can be your worst enemy….keep it simple, if you dare.

Happy goal setting and here’s to action, one step at a time!

“Helping Baby Boomers and their Parents Lighten their Loads.”

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your home, contact me. Together, we can transform your home into a happy, tidy place where you can feel at peace. We can also get you ready for your next move… more enjoyable, faster and easier!


Cindy Bernstein, Owner and Professional Organizer

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