Even Productivity Needs a Break. Here's Why.

Wow! We made it to August! How are you doing?

There's something wonderfully centering about summer. Yes, it can be busy, messy and exhausting. But it is also a time to give ourselves a pass on absolute productivity. A time to refill the mental and emotional gas tank. Of course organization and productivity are important - as organizers, it's our job to focus on those things. But balance is also important. After all, clearing brain space is critical for future focus and productivity. Call it a decluttering of the mind. 

I'd love to hear what you are doing to create a bit of breathing room for yourself this summer. Whether it's getting outside and digging in the dirt, playing on the floor with your kids, looking for some new ways to have fun or getting out into nature on your own, I hope you are able to do it. Your future self will thank you.

Here at OrgNW headquarters, we've been focused on spending time outside in the garden, helping our lovely clients to get organized, and trying to take life one day at a time. With moving season in full swing, we've been helping lots of people pack and unpack in their new homes. We've got a full article on how to have an organized move during a pandemic below, check it out for some great tips!

For us, helping folks get organized is one of the ways we stay centered. We are built to be helpers, and it's what gives us the most satisfaction in work and life. If you know someone who could use some organizing support, we sure would appreciate a referral or a gift certificate. 

Stay well, safe and summery.

Missy and the team

On the Blog

How to Plan an Organized Move (During a Pandemic)

Moving to a new home can be a challenge at the best of times. From packing to searching for the coffee pot on the first morning, there are many moving parts involved (pun intended). Add a global pandemic to the mix, and the whole process can become very overwhelming. 

Since we've been helping clients with packing and unpacking right now, we decided to put together some helpful tips to make this a smoother experience.

Portland Events and Resources

Local Donation Needs
If you are looking to donate time, money or items to help the Portland community during COVID, Hands on Portland has put together a helpful list of community support resources. This includes donation centers that are accepting items and what they are most in need of. 

Virtual Event: The Biology of Belonging

We all have the need to belong. But what is belonging, really, and is it possible for different people to experience different levels of belonging? Can belonging be situationally based? And what are the simple ways to create a greater sense of belonging for each of us within our organizations? In this online webinar, you'll learn the four levels of belonging found within organizations and leave with pro tips on how to create a better sense of belonging among your co-workers and within your culture. 

Host: Portland Women in Technology
Speaker: Rajkumari Neogy
Date: Wednesday, August 12th
Time: 11:30 am

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