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  • Posted December 10, 2008

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    A proven system on organizing

    Almost everyone wants to become better organized. Thorough reorganization involves getting rid of the assorted rubbish that weighs you down and prevents you from moving ahead efficiently. Some of this junk is physical, but not all of it. Your junk can include an overbooked schedule, a mountain of action items that never get done and bad habits that steal your time. Organization expert Julie Morgenstern developed the ¿SHED¿ system to help people eliminate the messes that accumulate in their lives. Do you want to get rid of the bulky load of bricks you¿re carrying? Morgenstern can teach you how. Her approach to organizing is pragmatic and highly useful. She doesn¿t dwell on working smarter, improving your schedule or completing action items. Instead, she focuses on ridding yourself of your heavy load of junk, whatever it is, so you can start over fresh and light. getAbstract believes her book is perfect for anyone who wants a new, uncluttered start.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2008

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    When Organizing Isn't Enough: SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life, by Julie Morgenstern is a about getting rid of the physical stuff and the tasks in our schedules that keep us stuck. Julie Morgenstern is an organizational and time management coach and puts her talents into this ingenious book. Morgenstern believes that organizing is what gets us unstuck. In the introduction, she promises that: 'reading this book will dislodge you from your current state of paralysis and help you figure out what's next.' She introduces her theory, SHED--which means letting go of attachments of old and useless stuff to allow you to gain 'energy, insight and the clarity to male decisions.' SHED is letting go of stuff in your past to allow you to move forward. Morgenstern believes we should study the reason we feel attached to certain objects and advises: * Separate treasures ^ Remove trash * Embrace your identity * Drive yourself forward She suggests we apply the same process of getting rid of stuff to removing tasks in our schedules that are simply habits and that do not support our current lifestyle. Throughout the book, Morgenstern presents case studies of her clients to illuminate her theories. I discovered the importance of letting go of stuff to allow my life to move forward in the book, Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify and Energize Your Life, Your Home and Your Planet. I think Morgenstern is spot-on with her SHED system.

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