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  • Writer's pictureRosetta Metz

Focus on You

As a professional organizer and founder of Lettuce Organize LLC, I've worked with countless clients who struggle with clutter and disorganization. While each person's journey is unique, one common theme I've noticed is the tendency to put others' needs before their own.

Whether it's taking care of family members, meeting work obligations, or simply trying to keep up with the demands of modern life, many of us neglect our own well-being in the process.

That's why I believe that focusing on oneself is a step we can take toward achieving a clutter-free and fulfilling life. When we prioritize our own needs, we become more grounded, centered, and confident. We're better able to handle stress, make decisions, and pursue our goals.

Focusing on oneself doesn't mean being selfish or ignoring the needs of others. Instead, it means taking the time and space to nurture our own physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It means setting boundaries, saying "no" when necessary, and giving ourselves permission to rest and recharge.

At Lettuce Organize, we encourage our clients to focus on themselves as part of the organizing process. We may ask them to identify their values, passions, and priorities and consider how their physical space can support them. We help them create systems and routines that work for them rather than trying to fit into someone else's mold.

When we focus on ourselves, we become more aware of our own needs and desires. We may find ourselves making different choices, pursuing new interests, or simply enjoying the present moment more fully. We may discover a sense of purpose and direction that we didn't have before.

Of course, focusing on oneself is not always easy. It requires us to confront our fears, insecurities, and beliefs. It may involve saying "no" to others or making difficult decisions. The rewards are well worth it. When we focus on ourselves, we become more resilient, empowered, and joyful.

So if you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of life and struggling to find a sense of balance, consider the practice of focusing on yourself. Take the time to nurture your own well-being and pursue your own dreams. You may be surprised by how much more fulfilling and clutter-free your life becomes.

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