This 1 simple tip can save you time
+ reduce your stress & frustration.
Do you waste valuable time and energy constantly searching for those small everyday items on the way out the door in the morning?
You are already late and now you can’t find your keys. You get to work only to realize you don’t have your work badge. You go to pay for that coffee that is supposed to get you through the day and you don’t have your wallet.
These small little missing items can add up to big frustration and unnecessary mental stress. Maybe you already have enough stressors in your life and the last thing you want to do is add more.
If you misplace those small frequently used items and become frustrated or stressed, this one small thing is for you.
What are we thinking? The answer in this case, is we’re not. This is a habit born out of mindlessness instead of mindfulness.
When we come home from a long day, our minds are still interacting with that day or some other topic through memory and internal dialog.
In other words, you have other things on your mind instead of noticing where you place your keys and scarf after you walk in the door.
The mind is entertaining more important topics and giving no focus whatsoever to those small items that will create stress for you in the morning.
What can you do?
Follow these 3 easy steps and go from rushed and stressed to calm and organized.
Step 1. Gather those small frequently used items that seem to never be where you thought they were.
Step 2. Find a pretty pouch or a clear zipper pouch to keep in your purse, backpack, or briefcase. Place the small items in your pouch. A ziplock bag will also do the trick.
Step 3. Time to create a habit of giving these items your mindful focus for the next 3 days. Each night before bed, do an inventory check, ensuring the items on your frequently missing list are safely in place. When morning comes you can walk out the door feeling like Martha Stewart!
This simple tip can save you unnecessary stress and frustration in your daily life. You don’t have to have your whole house organized to feel good. Just take care of the small stuff.
Angie Johnsey is a speaker, author and world-renowned Mind expert. A hypnotherapist and psychiatric nurse by trade, Angie assists clients all over the world to become aware of their mental and emotional patterns, bring clarity and peace to lives that were once full of stress and suffering, and choose the feelings they would like to have to transform their lives.