Welcome to Curbed Chaos

I’m so excited to start this blog and hope you enjoy reading it as much as I know I’m going to enjoy writing it.  When I decided I wanted to blog, it wasn’t difficult to determine what my blog would be about.  I love helping people find ways to improve the systems in their lives to maximize the resources that are available to them so they can have more time and money to enjoy life.  Although everyone’s lives are different, I believe we all deal with some common areas that must be managed.  I want to help you by providing you with ideas through articles, links, guest bloggers, videos, downloadable tools and worksheets to give you the tools you need for success.

We all have strengths and weaknesses.   Knowing what your weaknesses are is a strength.  Implementing a system in the area of your weakness will help firm up that weakness and will make it a strength.  For example:  I have a terrible memory.  This is a weakness in my life.  Since I know this, I am crazy about writing everything down.  I have a calendar and to-do lists that keep me and my family on track in everything.  I know that if I don’t write things down, I won’t do them or show up to events.  I know where I keep important and dated information.  I have systems in place for all of these things.  And because of this, I am successful about “not forgetting” things.  Now, let me be clear, I still make mistakes.  However, when I do, it is usually because I didn’t follow the system I created.

Life is overwhelming!  Keeping up with kids, friends, family, hobbies, school, domestic chores and whatever else you have packed into your life (or have allowed others to pack into your life) can squeeze out the time you need for sanity.  We all have chaos in our lives every single day.  We have to find a way to curb that chaos and force it to flow into the boundaries we set for it, just like a river inside its banks.  Life should be fun!  If yours isn’t fun, would you consider the possibility that there is a better way to live it?

I want to invite you to take a journey with me.  Invite your friends on the journey too.  Journeys are much more fun when friends come along too.  Let’s take a journey to organize our lives.  Choose your pace and get started.  But, before you begin, I need you to make a commitment to yourself.  As your new systems start to work, they are going to free up small amounts of time in every part of your life.  You may not notice at first.  But, the small amounts of time are going to add up to larger blocks of time.  Since most of us are accustomed to living a fast paced, out of control lifestyle, you are going to be tempted to add more events and take on more responsibilities because that is what you are used to.  Please do not do this!!  Make a commitment to use this time to spend quality time with people you love.  Plan some fun in your life!  This is the “better way” I was referring to earlier.

Now, where do you start?  You cannot possibly organize everything at once.  And, where are you going to get the time to add “organizing” to your list of things to do?  Everyone’s answer is going to be different.  But, these are the kinds of questions I want to help you answer by reading this blog.  So, take a deep breath and let’s get started!!

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