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5 Questions to Ask Yourself for a More Organized New Year!

As we all know, the New Year is the start of a new chapter. Although I don’t believe you should wait for January 1st to think about goals, it’s a great reminder to take time to reflect on the past but more importantly, plan for the future.

But the idea of setting goals can be painful for some people. Perhaps you didn’t accomplish all of your goals this year. If that’s the case, that’s okay. What matters more is bringing your focus to this moment now and looking ahead.

Try sitting down in stillness and reflecting on what you can do in the upcoming year to improve your quality of life. The best answers come when we are still.

Here are 5 questions you could ask yourself to create a more organized new year:

  1. How do I want to feel at home? What specifically has to happen for me to feel peace/calm/relaxed/centered/_____ at home?
  2. Who am I at the core and what type of physical stuff does my true self need to support my highest purpose in life?
  3. If clutter is getting in the way of my most important relationships, how can I eliminate the clutter to improve the relationship? If I can’t eliminate all the clutter, how can I work around the clutter while improving the relationship?
  4. Is clutter holding me back (e.g., distractions, can’t find what I need, etc.) from laser focusing on what I value most in life? What can I eliminate so I can experience more of what I love with ease?
  5. If disorganization is causing arguments with my spouse, what 3 things does he/she have to do for me to feel like they’re contributing around the house? Does he/she know this? If not, when will I communicate my needs?

The theme here is to ask yourself what’s important to you and find ways to experience more of it in the new year.

For example, if you value family, schedule more family time. If you value helping others, look for opportunities in your community. If you value adventure, how can you add more spontaneity to your weekends? If you value achievements, how can you be more productive and get more things done?

Get clear on what you want. Make it actionable. Prioritize. And then do it. It really can be that simple. And if you get hung up along the way, dig deeper and find out WHY. The truth will set you free!

Thank you for being a part of our community this year. Thank you for allowing me to be one of your teachers and giving me the opportunity to serve you and your family. I know there are many teachers on organizing and I’m just so appreciative you have chosen to be a part of Alejandra.tv. I’m incredibly grateful in my heart for this experience.

Though I haven’t met most of you in person, I love you all dearly and my hope is that I’ve made a positive impact in your life and the lives you’re affecting. Thank you again for being here.

If you feel inclined to do so, I’d love to know how I’ve made a difference in your life this year. If I’ve helped you, I’d love for you to share a review on my Facebook page here (to leave a review, start by clicking the star-rating at the top of the page).

I wish you all the best in the upcoming year. May the New Year bring you calm and peace. And remember, in the midst of difficult times, there is always empowerment to be found. Your power lays in finding the empowering meaning behind all your experiences. This year will happen for you, not to you!

I look forward to serving you in the New Year!

Sending you much love,

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    Alejandra Costello
  • About Alejandra

  • Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and "The Decluttering Queen" by Good Morning America, Alejandra's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah.com, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can read more about Alejandra here or see our Press page here.


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