3 Life Changing Resources to Build Better Habits
Updated: Apr 24, 2020
It’s not just about organizing, it’s about maintaining. You can’t expect to de-clutter a space and have it stay perfect forever - that is, without implementing a system that works.
Everyone’s organizational obstacles are different. That means there’s no one size fits all solution for our clients. You can do a clean sweep every week (which is honestly what a lot of us rely on), or you can build better habits and implement every day actions. These daily practices take the place of all of those exhaustingly long hours that can end up stealing time away from your precious weekend or time off.
Since we’ve made organization our lifeline and passion, we’re constantly striving to research ways that make sense for us to teach others during our sessions. It probably goes without saying as well that we’re always looking for ways to make ourselves better in this area personally, too. We're passionate about ultimately practicing what we preach.
Don’t get me wrong, life still gets in the way.
We have dinner to make, dogs to walk, kids to put to bed, and there’s days we end up passing out at 9 pm (don’t judge). It’s not about being perfect, but about having the tools to get back to a collected state faster on those days that we don’t feel like doing anything.
Ready to make some changes? The beauty of it is that you don’t need a professional organizer for this. You can start on your own by checking out some of our favorite books and resources. Start small or go all in. Either way it just matters that you start. Your home should be a sanctuary and oasis, your retreat from the craziness that can be the outside world. Don’t settle for less.
Our top habit building resources:
1. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
by: James Clear
The ultimate habit creation book. James Clear teaches you about ‘habit stacking,’ and the philosophy behind rewiring your brain to couple new habits with current ones that already come easy to you. Truly a game changer that will make waves with the way you think about taking on new tasks.
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
by: Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo isn’t just a magician of an organizer with a Netflix special, but an icon behind a movement. She emphasizes not only the decluttering of anything that ‘doesn’t spark joy,’ but digs into the root of gratitude for your belongings, your home, and most importantly, the energy behind everything in it. Learn to let go and be intentional about what you bring into your space.
3. The Morning Sidekick Journal
Habit Nest has cracked the code on getting more out of your day with this amazing guided journal. Set your goals, sign a ‘contract’ with yourself, and commit. Whatever it looks like - meditation, a load of laundry, reading for 30 minutes, what you do with your extra time is up to you. Just by starting a new set of habits and sticking to them, the rest of your life tends to mold itself into a new state of productivity.
Still looking for a little support? Don’t worry, we’re always there for you.