You wish that every day you just get up and have this simple routine, and things are in order; and the routine to keep things in order doesn’t take very long and it’s not something that you’re thinking about all the time.
You like Mondays. It feels like a fresh start. Everyone goes to where they are going. You have nice quiet time to have coffee, eat what you like for breakfast. Alone time…that’s why you LIKE Mondays.
You kinda enjoy shopping – picking out your food. But, you wish there was someone to fix little things, like chipped paint on a windowsill, without you ever having to notice, so your home always looks new. And, someone takes care of paperwork or reminds you to do it; someone does all the clothes; someone does all the cleaning, so everything is like it’s supposed to be in your mind.
You have a friend whose home is always spic-and-span. You know the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, but she makes everything look so easy. She has come over before to help you, or given you advice. You’ve even tried hiring outside help or another professional organizer, but they didn’t “get” you.
You’ve been really happy, then stuff started happening. Because of what you’ve been thru, there were moments when you worried about yourself, others in your life and the possibility that you’d truly run out of money. Like, literally have zero. Life is brighter again!!! You’re looking to invest in professional help, because you know the support and motivation is really good for you.
You’re a good person. Even when, if a situation hasn’t been ideal you make the best of it. You want people to remember that about you. You did the best you could, and even when things were the hardest you kept the faith that things were going to be okay.
You think it’s very important for your kids to know that sometimes to get to a good place they may have to work really hard, and that work isn’t always fun… or doesn’t seem fun at the time… it seems just hard. But, their diligence is worth it for the outcome. And, you’d add that a positive, optimistic attitude brings constructive changes in life.
For you, success is feeling really good about where you are, on the inside. Being comfortable. It’s when you’re happy with the way everything is in life – and not being worried about money, your significant other, your kids, or anyone coming over because your house is dirty. It’s feeling proud of yourself.
IF you were a bragger, you’d like to be able to brag about — because you admire others who do this — being really ambitious and having a good career doing work that’s really fulfilling to you.
You struggle most with just accomplishing what you started out the day wanting to accomplish.
One of your biggest fears sorta lurking back there is that everything will ALL spin completely out of control. A less pressing fear, or worry, is you don’t like to have people come over to your house, come into your house, if it’s not at least sort of clean and orderly. Kind of a fear that someone will come over when you’re not expecting them.
During some parts of the year you definitely have more structure, but your schedule is loosely structured. You do know that when you have more tightly structured days, it works a lot better.
You get pulled away from your tighter structure or routine when you get distracted by one thing or another, like needing to call a friend that you’ve been putting off because you knew you’d talk for a long time…but you said “okay, I’ll just talk to her for 15 minutes.” Well, of course you ended up talking for an hour. Unplanned things pull you away from what you wanted to accomplish for the day. If someone calls and says “Hey do you want to go walk?” or “Hey do you want to go to a fitness class?”, you’re not very good about saying no. You like to go do those things spontaneously but you get mad at yourself the next day because you still have a laundry room full of laundry, paperwork, or whatever. It’s more fun to go browsing, shopping or get out of the house.
You enjoy doing healthy things for yourself. You are so much calmer, happier and productive when your home looks, feels and functions well, instead of when it is causing unnecessary “clutter drama”, anxiety or stress.
Your ideal daily outcome is that every day you just get up and have this simple routine, and things are in order and it doesn’t take very long to tidy up, and it’s not something that you’re thinking about all the time.
You don’t spend a lot of time on Facebook, if any at all. So that’s not where your time and energy goes.
You want to be focused and organized so you can confidently accomplish the important things, take REAL care of yourself, and have fun doing life.