Mindful and Efficient Paper Sorting in 10 Steps (including breaks!)

One of the biggest challenges for anyone tackling a large organization project is paper. Paper, PAPER!!

What to do with your paper, whether to keep it, how to store it, when to toss it and how? These are the questions attached to this not glamorous, but oh-so-necessary task, making it feel so daunting that we put it off for days or months… Or years.

Wherever you fit in on that scale, these are tips that I put into action whenever I tackle my personal paper piles and those of my clients.

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Right On, Roland! (or Memorializing Your Role Models)

The day before the election, the Greenwich Village community lost one of its longest guardians: Roland Wiggins.

We all have those family friends that we can’t remember not knowing. Maybe you don’t know the details of their lives, but you can’t really imagine the world without them in it? Roland was one of those dear people to me.

He was the sexton at Judson Church for longer than I’ve been alive. When I was born, my mom was the secretary at Judson and would bring me to work with her. One day at the office, I rolled over (a baby development milestone) and Roland was the first to see me do it! At Roland’s memorial service, my mom recounted the story of how I entertained them for hours that afternoon. The deep love that I felt from Roland made that much more sense.

I was asked to speak at his service, too.

I was honored but realized very quickly that I barely knew much about Roland’s life. I had also never spoken at a memorial before. What could I say?

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Practical Goal Setting for the New Year

Happy New Year, villagers!

I think we were all ready to say, “BYE!” To 2016. But as I counted down its final seconds, it felt ingenuine to welcome 2017. I’m totally freaked about the struggles this new year will bring. But, I do believe there are some things about any new year that are worth getting excited about.

I’m talking intentions, people!!

I don’t know about you, but physically taking the action to sit down and write out my wants really does it for me. Figuring out and planning the steps I need to take to get there makes change feel that much more attainable. And, as a novice bullet journaler, the idea of pouring my ideas out in a visually pleasing way feels like even more of a treat. But that’s my own obsession. (Which you will be hearing more about, promise.)

Regardless of what your list ends up looking like, I recommend the practice of goal setting.

Because, why opt-out of a chance to be your best you?

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