I'm back though - and I've got a bunch to tell you. But first things first. Remember I promised you my honest opinion of a new program called Mind Organization for Moms (M.O.M.)? And that if I liked it, I would be giving away a copy to one of my lucky readers?
Well guess what? I LOVE it! Really I love it.
If you know me more than a little, you know that my trial in life (or at least one of them) is lack of organization. It is something I have always struggled with. And I hate it. As an adult it has become even more of a struggle, as I try to balance motherhood, my board member responsibilities, church responsibilities, and owning and operating a small business with my husband. I have missed weddings, and forgotten about appointments until the very last minute, and then scrambled to keep them. I am always overwhelmed by projects and ideas, and because I am actually REALLY dependable on following through on my commitments, I frequently experience that knot in my stomach that comes from waiting until the last minute to get a task done, and then killing myself to complete it. I have lost important papers, and had stacks of crap that needed to be sorted, because I was just too busy or overwhelmed to take the time to go through them as they accumulated.
This one made me feel like mom of the year:
Those are Utah Jazz (our NBA team!) tickets. They were part of the deal when we signed Bookworm up for Jr. Jazz (our local recreation basketball league). I stuck them in my purse so they wouldn't get lost, since the game was still several weeks away. I then promptly forgot about them until Cowgirl reminded us the week after the game had taken place. Yep, that really happened.
When I heard about M.O.M., I was very intrigued, yet skeptical. I hadn't figured out a plan yet that worked for me and that I could stick with. There were many attempts, but no successes to speak of.
I am not exaggerating even a little when I say that the M.O.M. system quite literally changed my life. I received it back in March, and began pouring over it. At first I wasn't quite sure about the whole idea, but as I kept reading, and then finished reading through the entire program, it made so much sense to me, and I couldn't wait to get it set up and begin implementing the program. I've been thinking about the best way to describe the system, because it really is different than anything I have ever seen. Another reviewer described it perfectly as a sort of "filing system for your brain". It's not just organizing your papers and projects, but actually organizing your mind. And it works!
Since I have had the system fully implemented I have felt such a weight lifted off my shoulders. My projects and papers are organized. I haven't missed an appointment or obligation. But better yet, my mind is in order, and all those things that are constantly running around in there are properly tucked away into their proper place. The result is a clear mind that can focus on whatever the task at hand is, and also take a time out for the important things, like painting toenails with my 5 year old.
I see myself using this system for the rest of my life (which I think will actually be longer now that I have eliminated so much of the stress I used to carry around with me!). I also truly believe this is a system that could benefit anyone - whether you are a hot mess like me, or a very orderly person. I encourage everyone to check it out.
As it so happens, I have a free copy to give away to one of my lucky readers! Here's the scoop:
1 entry (required) - leave me a comment telling me why you need to get organized, or what is most difficult about organization for you.
1 entry - like The Power of Moms on facebook.
1 entry - follow The Power of Moms on Twitter.
1 entry each - blog, tweet, or facebook about this giveaway. Please leave link in your comment.
Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do, make sure your email is either on your profile, or in your comment, and good luck!
Giveaway ends Monday at midnight!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Linking up with my girls!