Lets Get Organized

I love that feeling! In that moment where Im sitting or standing and taking in all the work that I did and all of the new found space in my life , I feel light. I feel like I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. My mind is clearer. I feel like I can breathe and work peacefully. 

There are so many benefits to organizing and decluttering your life.  

Here are some really cool ideas for organizing small bedrooms

  1. Declutter or purge your closet and your space! 

Before you begin organizing, decide on what you can give to a friend or donate to your local thrift store. There are lots of people who could benefit from what you are holding on to but not using. If you have gently used items, share the love and let someone else enjoy it. You can then organize your clothes by garments. I like to have a little fun and organize by colour and garment type. I tend to keep dresses with dresses, sweaters with sweaters, pants with pants and so on. If there are long items try keeping those on one side so you can use the space in the closet under the shorter garments. 

  1. Store things underneath!

Store things under your bed in organizers. This is great because you know where your things are but they are not out in to open giving you a lighter feel that you don’t have to see as much things all of the time. Its also a great idea that you store things under the short hanging clothes in your closet. If you get a small dress or put in some shelves ir a great way to create extra space that you will use. 

  1. Store things on top!

If you have a wardrobe and there is space at the top of it what better way to use that space with baskets. It’s a great way to store things that are slightly bulky without taking up floor space. 

Storage organizers
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You can find these at Winners or at Ikea : DRÖNA
Box, white13x15x13 ” (33x38x33 cm)
  1. Get a cubby!

Using a cubby as storage is a great way to organize for shoes, purses or even book or other random items that you need to keep. We all have those things that fit no where but we we still need them

  1. Get a shelf!

If a cubby is not your style but still need the shelf space, a book shelf is a good option. You can still use if to store a variety of things in brackets or directly on the shelf. Layering shelving units directly on tho the wall is also a good way to make the most out of your space. 

  1. Get a coat rack

A coat rack is a useful you need to free up some closet space. You can hang bulky items on there like heavy coats or other jackets that you use often

  1. Double up

You can use your night stand like a desk instead of having 2 pieces of furniture in your room. 

Wayfair Louise Task Chair Check it out here Desk is from Wayfair Check it out
  1. Get a storage bench or seat

You can use the space inside to store bigger things and still use the bench as a place to sit an relax with a cup of tea with some friends, lounge on

  1. Store under your bed

There are some really great beds out there where you can lift the bed up and organize things underneath. You already know that you need a bed to sleep on so why not use the space inside it

  1. Use the space behind your mirror

You can store your accessories or other face or hair products.

Let us know in the comments your favourite storage hacks or favourite way to stay organized

-Joelle@stillsof hue

Importance of Friendship

Having good friends to go though life with makes things more fun. When you have someone who will be there regardless of whatever is truly something to cherish.

Listen to our take on friendship and how its shaped us over the years.

What does friendship mean to you? Do you have an a good friend or group of friends that you are really close to?

Let us know in the comments!

Love always ,

Allyson and Joelle @stillsofhue

The Guide To Effective Goal Setting

Goal setting can sometimes be a bit daunting if you don’t consider yourself a “goal-oriented” person. For most people, it’s one of those things that you do the first week 1 of the year and forget about it by week 3. I will be the first to admit that I sometimes fall into this category with certain goals that I set for myself. The reality is most of us don’t stick to their goals for a few main reasons: We lack patience because we want to see instant results and lose the motivation to keep going. We lose motivation because we’ve lost focus on the reason why we started on this journey in the first place. They lack efficient step by step planning and creating an environment for small wins. This least to a lack the motivation to remain consistent and keep going.

These steps listed below have helped to stop me from deviating from my goal. I noticed that when I set goals using these 5 steps, I am not motivated to see my goal through to the end. Motivation and willpower are huge factors to accomplishing your goals so it’s important to stay motivated even when sometimes for body or mind might be telling you something different.

Here are the 5 Practical Steps to achieving your goal

 It helps when you write it down.

Writing it down gives you a point of reference as you progress and helps you develop a solid vision of your goal. Studies show that your goal is about 1.3 times more likely to be accomplished if you write it down. 

Click here to receive your free goal setting template. 

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Ok good. Now let’s get started

Step 1-Think about your goal

Simply put what do you want to accomplish? This does not have to be as big as buying a house or taking a trip halfway across the world. Goals or accomplishments can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. When setting your goal make sure it is S.M.A.R.T. 

Specific- the more specific the better

Measurable- there is a way you can measure your success

Attainable- We like to think big and we encourage other people to do so but dont get carried away. Your goal needs to be challenging but also within your capabilities

Realistic- this is where you understand yourself. See step 2

Time-based- giving yourself a time frame allows you to see if you are on track or falling behind

Step 2 – Understand your why

Be as specific as you can. Take a deep dive to solidify yourself to know why you want to do what you want to do.  This is a huge part of what will keep you motivated over the days, weeks, and months to come. Planning with this big picture in mind can give you the little boost you need to get over the speed bumps as they come. Trust me they will come. 

 Are you setting this goal to create a better life for yourself or your family? What does this “better life” look like? Are you doing this to be healthy so you can feel and look great? And so on

Step 3 – Set mini achievements and celebrate them

We all like when we win and accomplish things so setting mini targets will let you know what steps you need to take to get to the bigger goal or achievement that you have., Celebrating the smaller wins will encourage you to keep going. It will also be an opportunity to look back to see how far you’ve come. Take time to enjoy the process and the positives because when the road bumps come, and they will come, it is important to know that you are making progress. Some progress is better than no progress. 

Step 4 – Work on your mindset

There is a Chinese Proverb that says “ Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.”  This is the main point of this step. What you think becomes your word and your words become your actions. Think positively. Your will power is a huge factor in accomplishing your goals so it’s important to understand

Step 5 – Take action

It’s all great when you think about and writes down your goals but if you don’t take action you will get stuck in the planning process and not be moving forward to seeing the results that you want to see. Don’t be afraid to take the first step. When you do take it, just put one foot in front of the other. Depending on your goal you can take that literally or not. 

Here are some of my absolute favorite books that kept me motivated and helped me to five deep and think about my why and setting goals to create my best life. 

  • Crushing it by Gary Vaynerchuck
  • Goal Setting: 13 Secrets of World Class Achievers by Vic Johnson
  • Tiny Leap, Big Changes by Gregg Clunis
  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  • Find your Why byt Simon Sinek

Let this year be your best year ever! Stay motivated

Love always

-Joelle @stillsofhue

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