Living through Change – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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"Metamorphosis" by Neela Tom

Living through change can be challenging, even when it’s the result of a conscious decision, but especially when it’s due to circumstances beyond our control. We’ve all gone through a lot of those, especially over the past year.

For this month’s Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival, I invited my readers to submit their blog posts about living through change. Their contributions address a wide range of life changes from starting a new school to growing old and everything in between. I have no doubt you’ll find valuable information here to help you navigate your own transitions or support your clients through theirs.

Please take a moment to share this post or the ones you find most helpful with your network, using the hashtag #POBC.

Next month’s topic will be Barriers to Productivity and our sponsor will be Folder Marker. I hope you’ll be able to join us! You have until June 16th to make a submission.

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Featured image: “Metamorphosis” by Canadian artist Neela Tom. Gratefully used with permission.

Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
Sponsor: Geralin Thomas, Career Coach to Professional Organizers

Creative Storage Solutions
Submission dates: January 18 to February 14
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Money Management
Submission dates: February 15 to March 20
Sponsor: Mindflows for ADHD

Education and Organizing
Submission dates: March 21 to April 17

Filing Systems
Submission dates: April 18 to May 15
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
Sponsor: Peggy Wonder, Space For You

Writing and Organizing
Submission dates: June 20 to July 17

Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
Sponsorship available

Organizing Meetings
Submission dates: August 15 to September 18
Sponsorship available

Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
Sponsorship available

Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
Sponsorship available

Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
Sponsorship available

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  1. Avatar Julie Stobbe on May 19, 2021 at 9:52 am

    A great topic choice. Some changes are small and necessary and we might not recognize the stress they cause in our lives. Other changes are forced on us and some we graciously accept a challenge and make a change. Reading about all the different types of changes helps us to be prepared when we are presented with change.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on May 19, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      Great point about not recognizing the effects of even small changes on our stress levels.

      I once did an exercise where you scored points for each listed stressful event you’d experienced in the past year and I couldn’t believe I was still standing when I looked at it through that lens.

  2. Avatar Seana Turner on May 19, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    I will be visiting these as change is a topic I can always use wisdom for! Just finished reading Jonda’s and already have some new information! Thanks for including me, Janet!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on May 19, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      I’m so glad you chose that one to submit. It really helps to show that we experience changes throughout our lives!

  3. Avatar Melanie on May 19, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    A fantastic lineup, as always. I look forward to reading everyone’s contributions and learning new things. Thank you for the opportunity to share, Janet!

  4. Avatar Phaedra Studt on May 21, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    That’s quite the inspiring list of blogs there!

  5. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on May 24, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Wow! Great collection of posts! Change is always a struggle initially. Being flexible while in the process of change is key. I am definitely going to visit and share these on my social media channels to spread the word. Thanks for including my post as well.

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