Sallie Felton, Life Coach, Weblog

March 29, 2008

WOW, FREER AND LOVING IT

LIST OF GOALS COMPLETED TO DATE:

#21, #1, #7, #2, #30, #15, #22, #26, #3, #7 ongoing weekly

 What I Learned:

I am amazed that nine of my goals for 2008 have already been complete. That is 9 out of 30!! Not bad and it is already March. The momentum continues and as I gather the next group of goals, I find myself like a steam engine…..this can be contageous.

 Accountability:

#1 goal of Redoing my entire filing system for my business is now COMPLETE! Recycled 8 paper bags of paper!

#7 goal taking those unneeded items to be donated or on freecycle are constantly being tended too. Posted items on freecycle and they were gone in 24 hours….

Donated Sarah’s blue prom dress and an ecru chifon skirt. Took them to the dry cleaners where they are having a drive for prom dresses, they loved them! What a wonderful feeling to know that some girl will be able to go because of Sarah’s generosity.

Hints/Tips: Do a little at a time…one shelf, one drawer, one closet…take your time. It will get done.

Recycke:Remember to donate: here is a place for your books!!

www.gotbooks.com/troops

What’s Next:

Have begun to tackle one shelf at a time in my office. By tonight I should be finished.

Living Room, downstairs bathroom, dining room will be next…one shelf, one draw, one closet at a time

So how are you doing?

Sallie

March 19, 2008

One Step At a Time

Filed under: Conquering Clutter, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Uncategorized — Sallie Felton @ 6:39 pm

Can’t believe that my last entry was 3.08.08, but then again, yes I can.

What I Learned:

Life can play funny tricks on us. I never thought I would feel so drained by the death of this friend. So here I am now, pulling up the boot straps and putting one foot in-front of the other. ONE STEP AT A TIME. I am being kind to myself and doing what it is that I can with the energy that I have left at the end of the day.

Accountability:

#21 shred unwanted house files……….DONE, DONE, DONE

 ….finished that last night in-front of the fire. Can’t tell you how nice it is to now have my fingers bleed as I tried in the past to cram one more thing into one of the “house files”. Realistically took me two weeks to get through this, but then again I found estimates from work to be done on the house going back to 1977.

#1 Redo filing system for the business… 1/2 way done

…again, great to sit by the fire and go through these files. Not been tended to since 2004. Reorganized, consolidated, recycled and reused back sides of paper.

#7 took unneeded items to an auction house and will receive a check this week…SWEET!

Hints/Tips:

Go slowly when you have no energy. Be kind to yourself. Do one small thing to accomplish just one of your goals. You can do it!

Reuse/Recycle

What’s Next:

I am going to finish #1 goal tonight…YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, another one down! and start on #5…cleaning out every closet in the house. We have a cleaner here who is taking worn, good condition prom dresses. I asked our daughter Sarah if she would “recycle” any of hers. She said that I could take 2 of them, but to leave her favorite PINK one. Thank you Sarah….it will be appreciated by some lucky girl.

How are your goals coming along???

March 3, 2008

Struggling

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sallie Felton @ 1:35 pm

To all of you out there, this has been a long and sad week for me. A very dear friend and old tennis coach of mine died of cancer this past week. To say that I have felt down is an understatement. I apologize for the delay in logging and posting my accomplishments.

What I Learned:

Sometimes when we make a promise to others and want to be accountable for doing that action, life gets in the way. Case in point, the death of my dear friend. How has it affected me and my goals…I have felt tired, withdrawn and not my usual upbeat self. This past Sunday, I participated in a wonderful celebration of women and their empowerment (WINGS) at the Marriott Hotel in Quincy, MA. The gathering was fruitful, amazing to watch, but I was not at my very best. My mind kept jumping back to Ric, knowing there was a celebration of his life taking place that day and I was not able to be there. I am attending his funeral today. My heart is heavy this morning as I write this. I share this with you because it goes to show that things do get in our way of progress and taking action. Situations happen which we have no control over; however, it is also the reason to not jump ship and give up on a goal. Yes, my week was full of lows, but it did not deter me from continuing on little by little to regain the steam of the earlier weeks. Remember, one step at a time…be kind to yourself. You will continue.

Accountability:

#15, Replace Screens is done! We are all ready for the Spring.

#30, Changing Bad Habits…yes, I continue to jump out of bed, make it and begin my day as if the bow on the present was beautifully tied. It feels more complete to me…and it is becoming a better habit.

#7, Took items to the Consignment shop last couple of weeks…and I received a check in the mail. SWEET!

#2, 21, 22 Files, discarded to the recycling pile all unneeded Paint charts from my Paint file, Kept any important info from my My Computer file, only one left to go in the two long drawer file cabinet is House files…here we go!

Hints/Tips: Reuse paper. When I sorted through my files I noticed there would be blank backs of 8-1/2  x 11 paper. Instead of recycling that, I chose to use it for copy paper. This copy paper would be for my personal use only. There was nothing personal or important on the other side; therefore, I could REUSE. How am I helping the planet?  On copy paper, trees, processing, fuel, trucking, and stocking etc…So instead of copying multiple single sheets…

Recycle: Reuse use both sides of paper! Cut paper in half to make shopping lists, telephone messages, reminders

What’s Next:

Hmmmmm.

#5 Think I will begin to go through each of the closets, one by one…Spring is coming and it will feel good to recycle, remove and regain space. It is nice to be able to vary the goals from week to week. I can still continue to work on the paper filing again during the evening hours watching the news. That has worked well for me and it has not become drudgery.

#9 Calling Painters to get estimates to paint the kitchen, den and back hall. Better to do it now when the painters are not able to head outside for summer jobs.

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