Pregnancy and postpartum are times of so much joy and expectation! While this is a wonderful time, it can also be filled with lots of change, many decisions to make, and plenty of extra tasks. The last thing you want to do is open your closet in the morning and be disappointed that you don't fit into your clothes and stressed because you don't know what to wear. Let me share the journey of one new mom that I worked with as an example.
The client was a new mom who was frustrated with getting dressed each day. Her closet was overflowing, yet she couldn't fit into most of the clothes. Not only was it difficult to locate something that fit, but it was also taking an emotional toll knowing that the clothes didn't fit. She ended up wearing the same few items over and over as they came out of the wash.
The client had just moved and wanted to settle into her new home. We spent two sessions working on her clothes, "joy checking" them one-at-a-time. We began with her tops hanging in the closet: she picked them up one by one and paid attention to how her body responded when she held the item. How did she feel about each item? Did it fit and was she excited to wear it? We divided the closet into areas for different types of clothing and made sure that she could quickly find any item. We even made a drawer for swimsuits!
What is your focus for this year? Have you considered choosing a word instead of New Year's Resolutions? It's a positive spin to help you stay centered on what is most important to you at this particular moment in time. Here are some ideas: hope, independence, play, balance, adventure, organizing, etc.
If you are interested in trying this out, check out this link for more information and ideas: Choosing a New Year's Word of the Year.
Create a Checklist
Help your child to create a checklist for their locker. This means creating a separate list of items that they will need to get at each locker visit.
If they go to their locker once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once to pack up to leave school at the end of the day, then they will need three separate spots.
My name is Laura, and I love all things organizing!