But it’s not that easy, and not everyone can do it. We’re all good in some areas, not so good in others. We have tasks we avoid or fear or deny for all kinds of reasons. Change is scary, uncomfortable, and often emotional. Not changing is so much easier.
For a long time, I wouldn’t exercise. I knew I should, but I didn’t. Then at 63, I discovered yoga, and I really like it. I still don’t go to my classes willingly, but I go. Why? Now I have a “buddy”: She pulls me in, I pull her in. It’s our system, and it works for us.
Having that little bit of extra support has made all the difference for me, and a professional organizer can be that support — the cheerleader, the problem solver, the buddy — for the tasks you can't take on alone, for whatever reason.
So ignore the magazines. Congratulate yourself for all that you do well and give yourself permission to get a little help with the rest. We all need it at times. And at those times, it’s not a luxury, it’s absolutely essential.