Life Balance – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Welcome to the Life Balance edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! I enjoy reading all the submissions I receive every month, but this time I personally gained something from every single post, and I’m truly thankful to be connected to so many insightful organizers. Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and find out what they have to say about this key subject.

Lisa MontanaroPassion Management: A New Way of Getting Things Done

Barbara TakoLife Balance: It isn’t all about the clutter either

Lauren Giammarco – Finding Your Balance and Why Rainy Days Never Get Me Down

Ramona CreelA Lesson From Erma Bombeck

Audrey Cupo – The Balancing Act

Angela Esnouf – One grey elephant balancing

Tracy HothLife Balance – It Is All About Playground Equipment

Jeri DanskyMeditations for Parents Who Do Too Much

Stephanie LH CalahanDo You Want a Balanced Life? He Was Not So Sure… What do you think?

Linda SamuelsWords of Our Lives

Ellen DelapWork Life Balance

Jonda BeattiePriorities

As you visit the various blogs, don’t forget to grow your professional network by leaving comments and/or following the other bloggers on Twitter.

We are now accepting submissions for next month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, when our topic will be Organizing Home Libraries. The submission deadline is Monday, September 13.

In the meantime, please tell us YOUR definition of Life Balance in the Comments section below.

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  1. Avatar Elaine Shannon on August 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Thanks Janet for sharing this great compilation of lessons for living a balanced life.

    • Avatar Janet on August 9, 2011 at 11:29 am

      Elaine, when I set out to do this two years ago, I had no idea that it would become so popular! Nor did I realize how much I would gain from reading all this great information… 🙂

  2. Avatar Michelle on August 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I feel a great way to find out where focus and attention are needed in the various areas of life and work, is to use a tool called the ‘Life Wheel’
    I include this in my ezine sign up give away, but sending you to sign up to my ‘Tidy Times’ news is not why I write this, you can Google the concept for yourself if you want to explore this option for goal setting and planning.

    Instead, for this brief posted comment, to keep in theme of ‘Life Balance’ I will give you one of my favorite quotes/sayings, and that is; ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on August 10, 2011 at 6:13 am

      Great advice, Michelle! So often the reason we try to do too much is because we’re worried about unimportant details!

  3. Avatar Natalie on August 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I love this blog topic. It is always the desire to find a balance that works for the individual. Balance means different things to different people. There’s lots here to help everyone find their own definition of balance! Thanks for doing this monthly Blog Carnival, I really enjoy it.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on August 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      I thought I knew a lot about the subject, but found that I learned something new from each post I read! I’m glad you enjoy the Carnival, and that you are using it to share your own expertise.

  4. Avatar Evelyn Cucchiara on August 14, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Hmmmm, such big topic, so many different ideas. How do you sort through them all and find out what works for you? I tend to skim and only hone in on what speaks to me AT THAT MOMENT. What does everyone else do to avoid being overwhelmed with information?

    • Avatar Janet on August 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      My approach is similar to yours, Evelyn. As I scan each post, I keep an eye open for ideas I might want to try, and depending on the situation, I either implement it right away (if it’s simple and practical to do that) or bookmark it to review when I’m ready to really focus on that particular area of my life or my business.

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