Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday Inspiration


The evening has come swiftly. As the sunlight fades into the dusk, you realize that the very strenuous workday has come to an end. As I look back on all of the tasks and responsibilities  that I had to complete thus far, if I accomplished one task, then I look at is as a success. 

Years ago when I first started learning about writing your dreams and visions down on paper, I would write 10, 20, or even 30 things that I had to do.  It was an ever growing list of things that just kept coming and not going. Day in and day out I felt like I was dragging myself to get up, go to work, leave work then come home, so that I could do it all over again the next day.   It was always something to do. It felt like I would never get any rest. The word overwhelmed was an understatement. I was simply tired, frustrated and felt like I wanted to give up. 

I thought I was alone at first. Often I felt like I had no one to lean on or to share my story.  Then, after I decided to open up and share the trials and tribulations that I was going through.  I spoke with some of my colleagues as well as close friends and they also felt the same way - exhausted. Through multiple conversations and years of looking for answers, I learnt a valuable lesson.  The answer was so simple, - write the vision.

It is written in Habakkuk 2 v. 2, to communicate your vision in writing, but as years progressed I learned that there was more to the scripture. To simply just write your plan of action, dreams or visions isn't enough. You must make it clear so that if someone else were to read it and follow your instructions, they too can see your vision and flow with it.

You may ask, "where is this going?  It's straightforward. For every task or vision, action, or plan that you have, write it clearly, then focus on that one task until it is complete. There have been so many instances that I have written down too many tasks, and accomplished NOTHING!!! So, now I write down at least three things that I need to do either daily or weekly and start to write out all the necessary steps that I need to do, so that I could be successful at tackling everything on my list. It seems cumbersome at first, but it really works.

If I didn't plan out my day, then I wouldn't have gotten to this blog post. Now, I feel a sense of accomplishment every time I reach a goal. Some are small goals and others are quite large. Overall, I have to say that it feels good to set your mind on something and finishing it. Even though we have issues and concerns that come up everyday, tackle one issue at a time and make sure a minimum of one item on your list is geared toward elevating you to the next level of success.

I hope this post has helped you in some way today. Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments and have a wonderful week.


Stay fabulous,
Suzie





*The views and opinion in this post are 100% my own. The information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or replace professional and medical services.*

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®

Completed Command Station

The command station is finally finished! In my post on July 16th, 2017 I discussed the initial steps in order to complete the station and now it is ready for immediate use. Please feel free to review my YouTube video to see how I put it all together as well as the list of materials that I used.

A command station is something that my family needed to keep abreast of so many projects that are happening around our home. The mail slot between the door was priceless.  It helps to cut down on junk mail because we review the mail every day and then we toss all of the junk mail immediately instead of waiting until the end of the week.

If you don't have a command station in your home or office and would like one, there are tons of pictures on Pinterest and videos on YouTube for you to gather ideas.

I hope this post was helpful. Please feel free to drop me a line and provide any ideas or comments about this post.

Until next time.....

Stay fabulous,
Suzie





*The views and opinion in this post are 100% my own. The information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or replace professional and medical services.*

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Command Station

Sunday is a day when I either go to church, spend quality time with my family or finish reading one of my weekly books. However, Sunday's for me can get a little overwhelming. It's the last day of the weekend and I tend to think about all of the tasks and projects that I have to accomplish throughout the week. So, I decided to start working on a command station to get my thoughts and tasks in order. This will not only help me, but it will help my family members see what tasks need to be accomplished and avoid getting inundated with unnecessary or duplicate duties.

Starting a command center is easy, but first it's important to decide where you would like your command station to be located. If you don't know where to put one, a great place is a location in your home that everyone hangs out or repeatedly sees everyday.

  • Draw out a plan of how you want your command station to look. In the picture above I drew out a rough draft of how I wanted all the pieces to be organized.

  • Next, I selected the color(s) that I would like to use. It's good to commit to one color that will be your main hue, but in this case I chose two colors - light blue and light gray.
Below are the two colors that I have selected. The light blue is a chalk paint and the other is a sample paint from Valspar called foggy mirror. Both colors cost me less than $4.00 each.

In the upcoming week I will be completing this project and will have a corresponding video that shows how I put the command  station together.                                                                  

Until then.....


Stay fabulous!
Suzie






*The views and opinion in this post are 100% my own. The information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or replace professional and medical services.*

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday's

Happy Monday!

Monday is the most important day of the work week. It's the first day back from the weekend and sets the tone for the rest of the week. Often times we regret that the weekend is over, but the activities don't have to end on Sunday. By setting a schedule or obtaining a planner you can schedule fun activities to enjoy and lessen the stress that may come your way. Schedule sometime for yourself. If you have an oil warmer or difusser try one of the wonderful fragrances from SilkyScents and relax the time away. There is a wonderful selection of therapeutic grade of essential oils. I love the scent of lemon, vanilla, apricot, and eucalyptus. There's approximately 350 affordable products to choose from. Don't know what to select? Begin with a starter kit. 

Traffic doesn't have to be a burden. Silky Scents also has a car diffuser to utilize during that long drive home. Light and refreshing aromas can sooth, calm and refresh you within a few minutes, but don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself. I have enclosed an affiliate link for convenience in this post. 

Cheers to scheduling and taking time for you!  

Stay fabulous,
Suzie

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Welcome !

My name is Suzanne Roberts Lukowsky,

I am a professional organizer, and home stager. Day to day life can seem rather hectic and overwhelming. On this site I share ideas on how to declutter, depersonalize, organize your home to regain balance or to sell your home quicker. Below is one of the first projects that I have worked on in 2017. Stay tuned for more content and organizational and staging tips.

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