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"You have taught me to believe in myself and to take things slowly, one step at a time, keep sight of my goals, both short term and long term.

Your coaching style was both nuturing and motivating, you seemed to intuitively know some days what I needed most. Your caring and understanding was so appreciated and it came from the heart."

-Holly C.

I would recommend the Simplicity Course as an easy, practical way to start simplifying one's life. I especially liked the segments on Tolerations, Wardrobe, and Office and Paperwork.

Each day focuses on only one task, which is helpful to people who feel overwhelmed by the complexities of modern life and hardly know where to begin downshifting.

-Joan, New York

Beth has an uncanny way of, "reading between the lines" to see a person's heart. I appreciate how genuine she is.

I have already begun implementing her suggestions, and am dumbstruck at how well they are working. I am feeling so much more secure, and feel I am finally put onto a life path that will bring me joy for many years to come."

-Sue Halpern

I feel more focused and have an objective instead of aimlessly filling up the day.

-Shelli Segura



52 Tiny Changes

You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30 days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time. Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!

52changes@encouragingcoach.com with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for a new change and some steps to help you along the way.

Tiny Change #4 : Organize your junk drawer

You know your scissors are here somewhere. They are just difficult to find in the jumble of old batteries, electrical thing-a-ma-jigs, receipts, and other junk. We waste a lot of time looking through our junk drawers. It's time to take that time back-let's organize that junk drawer! Trust me, it will take less minutes than you think.

1. Measure your drawer so you know what size drawer organizer will fit.

2. Buy a drawer organizer.This is my junk drawer organizer. I love it! I can find things so fast because of the labeled compartments. Here are a few more if you have a different size drawer.

3. Once you get your organizer, dump out everything from your junk drawer onto a table.

4. Wash out the drawer, so it will be dry by the time you put things back into it.

5. Now it's time to sort. Put all your rubber bands in a pile, then scissors, pencils, gadgets, etc. If you get an organizer with labels you can use those label names for sorting piles. Pitch anything that looks broken or things you no longer need. Be ruthless. You don't need that junk!

6. Place your drawer organizer into your drawer.

7. Put each pile into its section of the drawer organizer. If you have a pile without a labeled compartment, you can swap it with a compartment you don't need. Since I have young kids I don't put matches in that compartment. I re-labeled it for toothpicks.

8. Close up your drawer, wash off the table and drink a cup of hot cocoa. You did great!

What is junk stealing from your life?


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