Today's "Hoda Quote" as I call the daily quotes in Hoda Kotb's This Just Speaks To Me is
This quote resonated with me since I have found my love for providing service to others over this last year. Not just through organizing peoples homes, but connecting people in new ways during a crazy time.
The words "service" and "room" really sparked a new concept for why an organized mindset is so important, which is what I want to talk about today.
Think of how you provide service - for your family, for your job, for your community.
Cleaning the house and managing schedules for the household.
Adding value at your job for the benefit of the organization - doing your job well, supporting your team, assisting your coworkers.
Volunteering your time and money to organizations in your community.
All of these benefit from a more organized mindset.
My keys to an organized mindset:
- Having the right things in the right place
- A process to figure that out.
Would you be able to get more done in an afternoon of volunteering if you had all the materials and people all ready to go when the activity started?
Being precise and doing even a little bit more planning ahead can make any service you provide better and faster.
Better quality when you give every thing enough time.
Faster if you don't have to search through a pile of old and broken items because you removed the things that are no longer necessary.
You know this applies at home and the office too, and adding the concept of service enhances the need to bring your best self.
Maybe you don't feel like you have the capacity to even consider service as a pursuit. No energy, no time, no enthusiasm. While we all have days and phases like this, I can almost guarantee that some thing in your life is creating this mental drain.
Spend 15 minutes on physically decluttering and organizing one space. My suggestion is establishing a good home entrance routine and declutter your drop zone (or create a drop zone!). Do it in the name of service for yourself. You can't help others if you don't take care of you first.
Then tomorrow, when you admire how great that little space is, it is one step closer to providing you more purpose and maybe that purpose can grow in service to others.
Thank you for following my inspiration from such a powerful quote.