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When You Feel Overwhelmed, Start Easy!

When You Feel Overwhelmed, Start Easy! #AlejandraTV

When You Feel Overwhelmed, Start Easy!


Earlier this month I told Ed I was planning to fully enjoy the holiday season this year- no moving, no storage units, no renovations – just enjoy now that we’re finally settled! Obviously I still need to work and have responsibilities, but plan to do more fun things these next few weeks!This past weekend I started my fun by doing a puzzle- a colorful, organized, each-doughnut-is-labeled puzzle to be exact!!!

When I dumped the puzzle out on the table to start, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed by the 1000 pieces!!!! My mind instantly went to “ok Alejandra, start with what’s easy or fun!”

So naturally I started with the “blueberry bliss” purple doughnut since it’s pretty much the only purple in the puzzle, is a pretty color, and I love blueberry doughnuts lol. Then I moved to the turquoise doughnut lol leaving the five chocolate doughnuts for last since all the pieces roughly look the same!!!

Days later the puzzle finally came together in full enjoyment (Ed claims he did 35%, however the verdict is still out on that number!!!).

Point is- organizing your house is like a puzzle. If you feel overwhelmed, start with what’s easy or fun so you can build momentum to get to your finish line!!!

 

    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.

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