Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! But, wait, what is so different today from yesterday? I still have my cold and I’m overweight. My bank account is the same. My house is still a mess from pulling down holiday decorations and not yet getting them boxed up and to the attic.

The only thing that has changed is an increased attention to savoring life. Instead of eating and running off to the next thing, I will savor my well-prepared food. I will enjoy and savor the clients I have learned to care about and welcome to the fold any new clients who are ready to work with me. As I put away my decorations, I will linger over them, remembering how they came into my life, and blessing the people who are associated with them.

I will reinstate my morning ritual of a gratitude journal, and before I have that first sip of coffee in the morning, I will take a moment to notice its aroma and really enjoy that first sip. I will spend a few extra moments cuddled up to my husband in the mornings before we go our separate ways.

To keep me grounded, I am setting my timer for five times a day and when it goes off, I am going to check in. Am I savoring or squandering my time?

It’s going to be a great year!

Jonda S. Beattie

Professional Organizer

Happy New Year!

The New Year can be a time to party with friends or a time to reflect at home. It’s a time to say “adieu” to the old year and embrace the coming year. Many decide on resolutions, usually for self-improvement. People often look back at the past year and hope to make this new one a better year. It is also a time to look back at all the wonderful things that happened for which we are grateful.

Looking forward to the New Year, instead of making a list of “shoulds” (I should lose weight. I should spend less. I should organize my closet.) set an intention or two for the coming year Develop a vision of how you want the year to play out. Mindfulness, harmony, or joy might be part of your vision. Put together a vision board and post it where you will see it. I like to use Christine Kane’s word of the year tool – http://christinekanecom/word/ – to develop my vision.

This year my vision is inspired by the word Mindfulness. I would love to hear about your vision.

Happy New Year!

Jonda S. Beattie

Professional Organizer

Happy New Year!


As the old year comes to a close, we often hear people say things like, “I hope the new year is better than the last one,” or “I sure didn’t accomplish my goals last year, or “I hope this one goes better.” Most of us had some bad things happen in the past year, but I encourage you to take a few moments and list the good things that happened. What made you grateful? What did you accomplish? What made you smile? Once you get started on that list, you will probably be amazed at how fast it grows.

Looking forward to the new year, instead of making a list of “shoulds” – I should lose weight. I should spend less and save more. I should organize my files – set an intention or two for the coming year. Develop a vision of this coming year. Gratefulness, harmony, or joy might be part of your vision. Put together a vision board and post it where you will see it. I like to use Christine Kane’s word of the year tool – http://christinekane.com/word/.

Once you have developed your vision – share.
Happy New Year!

Jonda S. Beattie

Professional Organizer