Dear Enchantress

 Dear Enchantress

By Shane Kulman

Dear Enchantress,

I hope this letter finds you well. I’m reaching out because I find myself constantly struggling with staying organized, and it’s starting to take a toll on various aspects of my life.

No matter how hard I try, I always seem to fall behind on tasks, forget important appointments, and let clutter accumulate around me. It’s affecting my work, my relationships, and even my mental well-being. I feel overwhelmed and stressed out most of the time, and no matter how many organization hacks or productivity apps I try, nothing seems to stick.

I know staying organized is essential for leading a balanced and fulfilling life, but I just can’t seem to get a handle on it. I’ve read countless articles and self-help books on the subject, but I still struggle to implement their advice effectively.

I’m reaching out to you in the hopes that you might have some practical tips or insights that could help me break this cycle of disorganization. How can I develop better habits and systems to keep myself on track? How do I overcome the mental barriers that seem to be holding me back from staying organized?

Any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and for your invaluable guidance.

Dear Organized Olive,

Your letter resonates deeply with me, as I understand the challenges of maintaining organization amidst life. I’ve come a long way, and it’s not natural for me, BUT if I can do it in an overhaul kind of way, you can too! Firstly, I want to commend you for reaching out for support – it takes courage to acknowledge areas where we could use a helping hand, especially this one, there is a ton of shame about “not having your sh*t together.”

Remember, you’re not alone in this struggle. Many individuals grapple with the balancing act of life’s responsibilities. So, let’s embark on a journey together to cultivate a sense of enchantment in the art of organization.

Consider reframing your perspective on organization. Instead of viewing it as a daunting task, approach it as an opportunity for self-care and empowerment. It can be fun and loaded with curiosity. So when you feel like a mess, instead of shame, or anger, it can be like “wow, this is fascinating how things can be so wild!” Or whatever your words are. Embrace the idea of creating spaces and systems that nurture your well-being and enhance your daily experiences.

Start small, a desk, your sock drawer etc. Also, if you feel like drawing with markers or pens, write down or draw your goals into manageable tasks and tackle them one step at a time. Celebrate each small victory along the way. You must celebrate the smallest steps – even the tiniest progress is a triumph worth acknowledging.

Experiment with different organizational techniques until you find what resonates best with you. Whether it’s a bullet journal, digital planner, or a good old-fashioned to-do list, explore options that align with your unique preferences and lifestyle, and it can change once you complete the one you chose.

Involve your senses. Infuse your organizational routine with elements that delight your senses – from the soothing scent of lavender to the gentle melody of your favorite music. By engaging your senses, you can transform mundane tasks into moments of enchantment.

Be gentle with yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a perfectly organized life. Embrace imperfection as part of the journey, and remember that progress, no matter how slow, is still progress.

As you navigate this path toward greater organization, may you find joy in the journey and discover the magic that lies within the simplicity of orderliness.

Love, your Enchantress.

If you have a question for Enchantress Shane, email her at Also join her at the Lighthouse at Coastal for one of the fun classes or events they host!

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