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Newsletter from life and health skills coach Judy Cullins,
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In This Issue
- What a Way to Start Your Day!
- Conquer Your Clutter, Conquer Your Stress
- Special Offer
- Upcoming Events
What a Way to Start Your
Just back from a three-week vacation in Hawaii, I want to
share a little of the Aloha spirit with you.
Two disc jockeys for Kapa radio share their -Bright Spot
of the Day- every day at 7:45AM. "Take a deep satisfying
breath in for a moment, then let it out slowly. Repeat this
several times." The coach says, "What a way to keep your day
flowing, and what a way to close your day. Aloha.
Conquer Your Clutter, Conquer
Did you know you spend over 150 hours a year looking for
misplaced paper and things?
It's not the messes that kill us, it's our worry about
them! Worry keeps the stress cycle going, and stress is a
major link to discomfort and disease.
Procrastination and lack of focus lead to clutter. Our
inability to decide what to do and when to do it causes
paper chaos. Some of us hate to let go of anything. Got
mystery boxes in your storage are? Got spotted, not-
your-size clothes in your closet? Hoping polyester will make
Are you afraid of completion, criticism, failure, success
or discipline? Bored with your project? Fear creates
procrastination and worry is a form of fear, both metaphors
Are you a stacker? A slinger? A spreader? A stuffer? Does
your desk top look like an avalanche ready to happen? Is
more than one project on it?
Realize only 20% of your paper and things are important.
Why organize the 80% clutter? If it's important (the 20%) we
need to put them in special places so we can find them
again! Keep papers and projects vertical, and alphabetically
arranged for quick retrieval. With only one project on your
desk, you can focus and finish instead of being distracted
by low priority items.
- Decide fast. Think all decisions are the same.
Mistakes are better than the paralysis of
- Prioritize. Do your goals and plans first. Then help
- Focus. Stress causes poor paper placement. In 20% of
the time, focused people do 80% of their work.
- Bring in less paper. Change your philosophy. Do you
really read all of those magazines or catalogues? Meet
your junk mail with your round file.
- Get a buddy to help you clean out your closet. Try on
clothes and be real!
Your buddy will tell you the truth.
Visit our website for the full article "Conquer Your
Clutter, Conquer Your Stress".
Special Offer Good Until August
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July 25; 7-8:30PM
"The Fats of Life" by JDMumma, health and fitness
educator. At Whole Foods Market, 8825 Villa La Jolla Drive.
Judy Cullins' Programs
Sept 16; 9AM-12PM "
Ten Ways to Supermemory"
"Conquer Clutter and Procrastination" at Foothills
Adult Center, 1500 Melody Lane, El Cajon. $20 plus
$5 each materials.
Sept 6, 20, 27, and Oct 4; 6-9PM
"Speedreading and Superlearning"
at Santana Adult Center, 5915 No. Magnolia, Santee. $27
plus $5 materials.
About the author
Judy Cullins, M.A., has written over 20 self-help books
selling over 85,000 copies. Her past 20 years as a teacher,
speaker and coach, giving over 100 wellness and Artists Way
programs a year, her monthly
online column Passion Living for the San Diego Senior News
Magazine and ongoing life skills coaching help
thousands each year live their lives full on.
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