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The Effects of Organization

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Last October, I started the10-Series of bodywork called Structural Integration (SI). SI is deep tissue bodywork that involves manipulation of fascia. The series is a process of organization which brings order to the connective tissue of the body through structural alignment. If none of that made any sense, lol, it didn’t make sense to me when I started the series either!!

Three months of pressing & processing later, I’m happy to report that I finished my 10th and final session in the series yesterday. I can also report that I now understand exactly what SI means and more importantly my body now knows what organization feels like. I feel different, beyond properly aligned, I feel properly organized. SI has brought about organization in my body and this past weekend, without any fight from my psyche, I started applying organization to my environment. I tackled my clothing closets, while my husband cleaned out the attic and worked on the bonus room. When I got overwhelmed by the magnitude of ‘stuff’, I jumped online or journaled. It worked. I’d calm down and then get right back at de-cluttering until I finished my closets. Progress!

At work today, I shared my de-cluttering story with a co-work and he listened intently. He then asked if I had heard of “Getting Things Done”. I said no, is it a book? He said it is a book, but it’s also a movement. Like Sparkpeople, he said GTD is changing people’s lives. I decided to check it out, as I am always looking at ways to improve the quality of my life.

Here’s the link he gave me for Getting Things Done:

Here's general info of SI:

File this one in the "Why did I ever think that heel would be comfortable?@#!"

I don't know how I ever walked in these when I was 75 lbs heavier.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VALERIEMAHA 1/28/2012 11:22AM

    I personally grok Leo Babauta's Zen Habits more than GTD:

And emoticon with SI (bringing order to your tissues=enables bringing order to your life)

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MOONBIRD 1/22/2012 9:52PM

    I truly believe that being organized is important. One thing I constantly keep organized is the kitchen. I find when it's neat and clean I want to cook more and prepare foods at home that are good for me.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/20/2012 12:01PM

    a GTDSparkitude is going on! WooHoo!! it does feel good to be free of all the junk, doesn't it!

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MUGGLE_MOM 1/18/2012 7:29PM

    You are so funny. I would fall over just looking at those shoes. I wouldn't even need to try them on.

I really commend your openmindedness and your ability to put e everything into perspective and see things from new angles. You are an amazing lady, but I already knew that.

Enjoy your nice clean closet.

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ALOFA0509 1/18/2012 2:30PM

Thanks to you, I've tackled my so called computer room/craft/ oops here comes company lets shove sh*! in here room!! lol

cleaning the space has given me so much more focus, and peace.. Thannks for leading by example sista.. Your awsum--- Oh girl, I've also found some heels that I wore ohh 50lbs ago, and I shutter at the sight.. This Poly and her Wide @ss Hobbit Feet walking around in heels, sides all bustin out-- emoticon shoot- sum crazy stuff right there!!! lol

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NANHBH 1/18/2012 12:23PM


I'm going to look into the "Getting Things Done" and SI massage. I could use a dose of organization oozing out of my body! Thanks for the links.

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CELLISTA1 1/18/2012 12:17PM

    The most interesting thing about this story is how different elements of your life coalesced based on body work. I admire the way you always strive for growth. It is awesome and inspiring.

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EMRANA 1/18/2012 12:00PM

  I bet that felt good to get those boots out of the closet! teehee! My back hurts just looking at the photo. They're pretty, but ouch!

The SI sounds great. I have my fifth session of Zero Balancing tomorrow afternoon ~ same kind of idea ~ and it has been really good for me. When everything lines up well, it makes a major difference.


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MAKULEWAHINE 1/18/2012 11:11AM

    Love those shoes.....on someone else! I never have been a "high-heeled" person but understand the draw. I love your decluttering ideas. I will check them out for sure. Today would be a good day as we are snowed in!!! Up to 2 feet of accumulated snow outside. Beautiful though:)

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WOMANCHEF 1/18/2012 7:53AM

    I don't know about you but I feel more at peace the more organized my world is. With a teen at home it is a constant battle but I persist. I am going to check out the book you suggested. Thanks for the blog!

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EMMANYC 1/18/2012 7:46AM

    Like you, I'm pursuing a decluttering mission. I've read the book Getting Things Done and I find it interesting, but I just don't seem to have the personality that can stick with his "process everything right down to the bottom of your inbox once and for all" approach. I have to chip away at it in small increments - 10 minutes here, 20 minutes there. I do find his approach to "to do" lists helpful, though.

He recommends that you group your "to do" items according to where you're likely to do the task or to whom the task relates. For example, group all of your "to do" items that you require you to phone someone together, and keep the list in your purse for when you have a few minutes to make phone calls. Or group together all of your "research" items together and keep the list beside your computer. Or have a list of "talk to husband about x" list for all those things you need to discuss with your spouse.

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