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How to Change Your State of Mind

State of Mind

This guest post was written by Amra Saby (@followthecoco) and originally published on 2 February 2020 on Herparade. How to stay confident when everything around you seems to be falling apart… Amra Saby shares her story of dealing with difficult experiences in a foreign country with The Organizing Confessions readers in order to help them change their state of mind …

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How to Teach Children to be Organized

Teach Children with playdough

Organizing is in my DNA. I’ve been organized ever since I can remember. As a child, it never dawned on me that people weren’t organized. I thought everybody knew where everything was. I had it all worked out. My 10-year-old self would pack up her backpack the night before and leave it by the front door for an easy exit …

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How to Be Successful & Achieve Your Goals

Be Successful & Achieve your goals

This guest post was written by Liz O’Brien from Liz O’Brien Talks. Trust me I’m no stranger to feeling stuck in life. When I look back at my days of working in retail, I remember feeling so stuck and not knowing how I could get to where I wanted to be. I knew I wanted more from life and that …

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Lost Luggage & How to Make Peace with Your Past in 2020

Lost Luggage & How to Make Peace with Your Past in 2020

I pulled up to the curb as I had done so many times before. Eyeing all the skycaps, I was hoping one would scoop up my baggage, so I wouldn’t have to think about it for the next few hours. It was such a busy morning at the terminal; I had no choice but to make peace with it and …

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How to Change Your Life for Good

Lady embracing the ocean view

This guest post was written by Liz O’Brien from Liz O’Brien talks… I believe there’s a simple way that anyone can change their life and I’m going to tell you how. Self-Discipline vs Motivation We’re talking about cultivating self-discipline here, not motivation. These two things have a distinct difference. Motivation is based on having a particular mental or emotional state …

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If You’re Lucky and You Know it, Clap Your Hands

If You're Lucky and You Know it, Clap Your Hands

I’m lucky. I’m lucky in big ways and small. For instance, I have parking karma. It’s true and no less than 100% of the time. Even when a space is dearly coveted and the competition is rough, I’ll arrive just as a car pulls out, and I’ll slip in. I’m absolutely, positively confident. Ok. That’s a small way. Maybe not? I have good health, …

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How to Transform Envy into Thankfulness

How to Transfrom Envy into Thankfulness

Knock Knock, Who’s there? Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. You never know. As soon as you yearn for someone else’s job or organized house or spouse; the minute you boil with envy over your neighbor’s abundant stash, whiter teeth, shinier hair, thinner thighs, smarter kids and coveted nanny – what …

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For The Love of Money

For the Love of Money

Too bad I didn’t think of saving money with my first dollars earned. When I was 9 or 10 and instead, I bought a pepperoni pizza and a bottle of coke. I guess I ate my entire earnings earned while working in the neighborhood selling cookies. Later on, I sold whatever I could; including tickets to all the shows I …

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What to Do When People Behave Badly

Writing on hands

Is it true; is it kind or is it necessary? Socrates There’s One more, is it Helpful? My mother used to say that I was too sensitive. But I kind of liked it that way. I understood compassion before I learned The Star-Spangled Banner. The stars aligned and I couldn’t manage any other way. From the time I was a …