Best Practice: Organization

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As pastors and life-coaches, we’ve listened to the stories of many people over the years.  It’s clear (more than ever) that individuals who work to develop best practices (healthy habits) and delete what’s not working (unhealthy habits) will find fulfillment and live their best.

Yes.

Developing best practices is a life-time process. It requires intentionality and action.

Because.

When we keep doing what’s not working, it will continue not to work.  In other words, we become our own victim when we do less than best.  Best practices are an investment to the fulfillment of our best.

The thing is . . . fulfillment rises exponentially when best practices are developed . . . becoming a part of the rhythm, routine, and ritual (our three “R’s”) of our daily life.

Best Practice: Organize One Thing One Day A Week

The best practice of organization produces time and space to implement other best practices.  The following words spoke to many people at TableThink’s virtual table:

“It’s better to get rid of something now than to have someone go through your stuff after you leave this earth.  What we keep becomes part of our story.  Let’s be honest, our stuff leaves a message that’s not always complimentary. The person who sorts through our stuff after we die might not only  wonder why we kept something but will most likely tell others about it. You can’t do anything about what you leave behind after death; however,  you can take care of it now, unless, today is your day to leave the world.”  (Excerpt from TableThink’s article, Organize One Thing One Day A Week). 

Our consumer culture has led to the problem of allowing what does not serve our best to occupy our space, producing a negative element in our story.

Environment impacts our daily life.  The key is to determine how an organized environment serves what’s yours to do.  It’s also helpful to think about how disorganization distracts and can be an obstacle to living the best.

Cleaning up a room does not mean the best practice of organization is put in place.  Messiness and accumulation must be addressed.

The best practice of organization must be developed in order to make a difference.  Begin this best practice by organizing one space once a week.  Develop this as part of your weekly routine on a specific day.  

Once the foundation of this best practice is established, it needs to be continually built on.  It’s a never-ending process.

At the same time, there are practices which become an obstacle to organization.  These practices need to be removed and deleted from our daily living.  

The system of the best practice of organization is to be a part of the rhythm, routine, and ritual and practiced every. single. day.

Note: We will be releasing some helpful tools to develop this fall for organization and many other best practices, coaching you through the process.

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