Organize Your Mind

Readers’ Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

By Hazel Thornton | October 1, 2014 |

In last month’s issue of Org4life News I offered up my recent blog post, Organize Your Thoughts for a Better Night’s Sleep, and asked for readers’ tips. Here’s what I received:

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Organize Your Thoughts for a Better Night’s Sleep

By Hazel Thornton | August 10, 2014 |

Who doesn’t enjoy a good night’s sleep? And how many of us have trouble actually achieving it? (Lots, that’s how many.) I have read articles suggesting we avoid caffeine; stick to a regular bedtime; avoid napping; get a sleep study in case you have sleep apnea; take the TV out of the bedroom; stop screen…

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What is Your Clutter Costing You?

By Hazel Thornton | January 27, 2014 |

You know you have clutter. We all do, in one form or another, and to varying degrees. But have you ever thought about what it is costing you? Sometimes the cost is obvious, such as late fees incurred for an overdue bill that was lost in a mystery pile of paper, or that you couldn’t…

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Clearing Mental Clutter

By Hazel Thornton | May 17, 2013 |

Clutter comes in many forms. If you are worried about something, but aren’t doing anything about it — or can’t do anything about it — it’s mental clutter. For any persistent, worrisome thought, ask yourself: Can you do something about it? If you think so, or if you don’t think so, or if you’re not…

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How to Live and Work by Design, not by Default

By Hazel Thornton | January 14, 2013 |

Living and working BY DEFAULT means choosing the easiest path, either by unconsciously resorting to bad habits, or by maintaining the status quo. Sometimes we seek to avoid the conflict that can come with making a change. Sometimes we feel we have no choice in the matter. But I’m with Henry Ford, who said, “Whether you think…

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Does Progress Equal Happiness?

By Hazel Thornton | December 30, 2012 |

Last year I decided I wanted a mantra/slogan/motto/theme. Something that I could fall back on to keep me motivated and — dare I say it? — happy. As a fan of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project (book and blog), I know that many things can contribute to one’s happiness, from kittens and rainbows and enjoyable…

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This Photo Trick Cures Clutter Amnesia!

By Hazel Thornton | July 29, 2012 |

My friend Jane (well, one of them…I have more friends named Jane than anybody I know…) is de-cluttering this weekend and texting me periodically with her progress. She writes: “So glad you taught me the photo trick. If not, I would be crying with frustration rather than feeling pleased with my progress!” The “trick” she…

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Memory Tip: One is for Gun

By Hazel Thornton | July 25, 2012 |

One time on a cruise ship sea day, when there were only on-board activities to choose from, I attended a little seminar on improving one’s memory. Greg Gleason, who doubles as a stage magician at night, amazed and entertained us with his memory tricks and taught us “One is for Gun”. “One is for Gun”…

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Getting Organized Prevents Memory Loss

By Hazel Thornton | February 7, 2012 |

Many of my clients, even the younger ones, are worried because they forget stuff. Well…join the club, we all do! But some actually fear they are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. You might, of course, have the dreaded disease, but you probably don’t…or, at least not yet.

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How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

By Hazel Thornton | December 16, 2011 |

S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym that’s often used in the corporate world (where I spent over 20 years) for business project management.  But you can use it too! 

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