Overwhelmed and Disorganized

 Overwhelmed and Disorganized

Dear Enchantress,

I am a 35-year-old woman juggling a demanding job, family responsibilities, and personal commitments. Despite my best efforts, I constantly feel overwhelmed and disorganized. My home is always cluttered, my to-do list never seems to get shorter, and I often miss important deadlines or appointments. This chaos is affecting my productivity and overall well-being, leaving me feeling like a complete mess.

I’ve tried various organizational tools and methods, but nothing seems to stick. I desperately want to regain control over my life and create a sense of order and calm. How can I effectively organize my time and space without feeling even more overwhelmed? Any tips or strategies to help me feel more in control and less chaotic would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your guidance.

Overwhelmed and


Dear Overwhelmed and Disorganized,

I feel the weight of your words and the chaos swirling around you. Take a moment to breathe deeply, knowing that even in the midst of disarray, there is hope for harmony. Let’s start with you were organized enough to get it together and write me!

Imagine, if you will, your life as a beautiful tapestry, threads of every hue woven together. Right now, it may seem tangled, but with a bit of patience and care, we can untangle and reweave it into a masterpiece, and being organized is personal and subjective.

First, embrace the magic of small beginnings. Start with a single tiny corner of your life, or a drawer. Choose one area that feels manageable—perhaps your desk, your kitchen counter, or your calendar. Spend just ten minutes a day in this space, tidying and organizing with intention. Over time, these small efforts will accumulate, creating ripples of calm throughout your life. I like the idea of a 10-minute timer. My favorite way to begin is with underwear and socks. Anything that touches your body, if someone else were to see you in those things, would you be embarrassed? Get rid of that stuff first.

Next, envision your to-do list as a garden. Prioritize tasks as you would plants—some need immediate attention, while others can wait. Consider the power of the “three-task rule”: each day, choose three essential tasks to focus on. By limiting your daily goals, you reduce overwhelm and allow yourself the satisfaction of completion.

Incorporate rituals into your routine. Begin your day with a moment of stillness, perhaps with a cup of tea, journaling, or gentle stretching. These rituals ground you, providing a sense of stability amidst the whirlwind of daily life.

Seek enchantment in decluttering. As you clear physical space, imagine releasing what no longer serves you. Hold each item and ask if it brings you joy or utility. If not, let it go with gratitude, making room for new possibilities.

Finally, embrace imperfection. Life’s beauty lies in its messiness and unpredictability. Celebrate small victories and be gentle with yourself when things don’t go as planned. Remember, every step towards organization, no matter how small, is a step towards reclaiming your serenity.

May your journey towards order be filled with grace and discovery. Trust that you have the strength and wisdom within you to create the life you desire.

With warmest wishes and joyful organization times to you!

If you have a question for Enchantress Shane, please write her at love@enchantedembodiment.com. If you are interested in joining her Trust Club membership, you can email her just the same.


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