Change is a beautiful thing. Change is a scary thing. Whether chosen or imposed, good or bad, change brings a certain amount of inherent chaos that if not addressed can derail even the most organized among us. While changes to the physical space are most visible in transitions, it is equally important to make sure you’ve got a plan for how you will manage your time during your transition.
Make the Physical Changes
Downsizing, upsizing, moving in, moving out, welcoming a new addition to the family, or saying goodbye to one. All of these life changes come with physical changes as well. Take time to reevaluate the needs of your space. As much as possible, look at your space for what it could be, not what it is. You may need to get creative and really take a new look at your surroundings. Don’t hang on to a way of doing things because it worked before if it isn’t working for the way things are now.
Relearn to Manage Your Time
Generally a life transition requires a change in routine to accommodate the new demands on your time. If you’re welcoming a new addition to the family, you can bet that the 24 hours each day you had before will suddenly feel like a lot less. If you’re merging homes with a loved one, you may discover that the presence of another person disrupts your normal routine. Evaluate what’s really important to preserve from your routine then explore new options for accommodating those parts of your life that have been disrupted.
Don’t give up
Sometimes life comes at us faster than we can handle in the moment. But there is hope. If your daily life has become too complex and overwhelming, do not resign yourself to it. Look to family and friends to support. If you would rather not involve them, know that there is an entire industry of caring, compassionate professional organizers out there who can help you get your life on track.