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9.22.2011

7 Ways To Declutter Your Life...



Disorganization crowds the mind and stifles creativity. A beautiful space is conducive to creativity and productivity.















Before you can learn a new way of doing things, you have to unlearn the old way, so start anew with organizing your life because apparently the old way isn't working. Here's how:

1- SELF-EXAMINE: Find out what is the underlying cause for your problem. Have you given up on life & how to take care of you?

2- HAPPY THOUGHTS: Focus on things that make you happy. Then think, How can I get there again?! Now say, some reaffirmative words like "I deserve to have a space that makes me feel good!" This will give you permission to feel good again and is the foundation to restoring the well-being of your problem space.

3- GET BEHIND ME, OBSTACLES!: As you examine your space, question any habitual thoughts that you have every time you look at the problem area. Believe it or not, if you dig deep on the inside, it will reveal why your space got out of control. It will also help you to begin to off-load old patterns of doing things. For example, backtrack to when the room or space started looking like this. What was happening in your life at that time? Now think of three reasons why it's silly holding on to those old issues that's over crowding your life currently. Your brain will slowly begin to let it go. No, it will not be done overnight, this is a progressive healing.

4- TIME IS MONEY: Clutter makes you waste money & time. How is your clutter wasting your time? Think about it. It takes time to handle things, to arrange them, to use them, to clean them, to store them, to look for them. More things require more time. Working in a room or a house that is crowded with STUFF is more time-consuming and frustrating. Additionally, as more and more things accumulate, the time required to find a needed item increases.

Housekeeping experts say that almost half the time people spend cleaning is wasted in “handling, getting around, and moving clutter and litter out of the way.” The situation is likely the same in other areas of life. So if you wish to make better use of your time, take a close look at your surroundings. Is clutter taking up your space, limiting your movement and, worst of all, WASTING YOUR TIME? If so, cut down on the clutter.

5- AVOID PROCRASTINATION: Understandably at times, our physical and emotional state may require that we postpone some or even all of our work. Everyone needs an occasional break from the day-to-day routine. However, procrastination, is a different matter; because it steals precious time which can't be regained. Avoid the trap of passing time/hours of tv watching, waiting to the last minute to cram in too much in a day...which can be overwhelming and will likely fail in getting anything done.

6- TAKE ACTION: First, take an inventory of what needs to stay and what needs to GO. Than strategize on a plan of attack by taking 15 minutes or so daily to chip at the clutter. Getting rid of clutter may not be easy. Throwing out cherished but unneeded items can be painful—almost like losing a good friend. So how can you decide whether to keep an item or to get rid of it? Use the one-year rule. If you have not used something for a year, discard it. Keep in mind your objective is to reduce clutter and to make better use of your time.  This is going to require hard work and determination. When you hit a roadblock so-to-speak, go back to step 2.

Quick Tip: Play your favorite music in the background while working on the room. It will keep the motivation high. That's what keeps me going when I find myself unmotivated. And remember, to succeed, you must work hard!

7- SOLUTION MOTIVATES: When we finally find the solution to a problem, we find ourselves more motivated to take the next step. We only succeed if we try and push beyond our comfort zone and learn the things not to hold on to. I say regain your life because without it, you're a dead man walking! Get your GUSTO BACK! You will find satisfaction in a job well done. Surprise yourself. You can do it!



My organizational favorites this week:

Get the shoes off the floor.
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9.12.2011

Farewell Regis Philbin - Save the last dance for me

Almost two decades ago, I started getting into watching Regis on TV. I remember saying "what a good looking man with a unique radio voice - he's special!"

 

Regis always stood out among his television peers, ranging from subject matter to poise and class. I was reeled in by the variety of actors he interviewed each day and the manner he did the interviews.  They were always done in a classy, yet funny way.
But for me, I really started to truly fall in love with Regis when the peppy Kelly Ripa joined him at the co-host desk. I think we all started seeing a side of Regis that was underwrap for many years. The feisty, energetic, and even funnier Regis. 
I think Kelly Ripa freed him from his conservative side. 
Than Reege became the self-proclaimed
"Mr. Satisfaction"
Then I (and more of America) became hooked on the show even more just to see the banter between the two together.

When Regis announced he was "moving on" out of the show, I was so saddened and quickly put it out of my head, hoping that he'd change his mind. But, now with this new season of Regis's Farewell show - it's all getting to be real now. (SAD)

"WHAT GELMAN!? REGIS IS JUST TRYING TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN HERE!"
Well, Regis or should I say "Big Daddy Reege", what are we going to do without you on the side of our gorgeous Kelly Ripa? I am going to miss:


Regis with his Emmy Award AT LAST!

* Listening to your getting lost stories at movie theatres.
* Your maps explaining your lost adventures around your block taking Joy shopping.
* All the surgery and medical updates.
* Sleeping with your hose.
* The sports updates (Yankees or Notre Dame).
* All the lost luggage stories.
* The visits of "winds of war".
* Your reminiscing about legends of yesteryear.
* The antagonizing of innocent Gelman.
* Updates on "Mr.Trouble and lady Ivy"
* Another thing I will miss hearing Regis reminisce about is his cat

Regis and his beloved Ashlee the cat

"WHY CAN'T THEY LEAVE REGIS ALONE!?"
Filling your shoes, although dainty will be a HUGE feat! Your stool isn't just a stool - it will take a bionic man to fill that stool;)

Your "moving on" is like being told that all starbucks coffee shops are closing DOWN! For starbuck fans like me, that would be devasting! Hope to see you back on LIVE! real soon as a guest to promote your new book. I think it would make things fun and interesting if Gelman co-hosted with Kelly for that one. So, Regis, I wish you all the best in your new endeavors. Your sexy raspy distinctive voice has mesmerized and energized me every morning.  Hats Off To You! I will miss you!

Rebecca,
xoxo
 


Regis, time to go spend and enjoy your hard earned millions!! :)




My Favorite Host Chat Of Regis and Joy Philbin EVER!

9.05.2011

Channeling: Kelly Ripa's Summer Fashion

Ooh la la, Kelly Ripa's fashion style sure is exhilarating!


I'm not a fan of summer or most of its wardrobe styles, but one fashionista that's always on-point no matter the season is my favorite fashion icon Kelly Ripa. She seems to always finish her look perfectly with the right amount of great accessories that are neither over-stated or understated. 

Wearing a mixture of bracelets gives this look an effortlessly chic organic feel.
She has definitely inspired me to look at summer clothing in a more stylistic way. Summer wardrobe doesn't have to be blah or scream "SCHLEPPY!" Looking at her ensembles this summer; they have definitely been radiantly sassy even in the sultriest days. Her flawless, timeless chic style shows that hot days do not necessarily mean dressing sloppily to keep cool.




Just plain exquisite! She's definitely my daily B12 Vitamin
shot on LIVE! With Kelly! LOVE HER!


*Image sources: Google