Thursday, August 2, 2012

I Used to be SO Organized by Glynnis Whitwer Book Review

Glynnis Whitwer combines spiritual principles with practical application in her book I Used to Be So Organized: Help for Reclaiming Order and Peace.  Have you had a life change that turned your world upside down and you can't figure out how to get back to being organized?  Glynnis walks you through step by step how to set up order again, but first shares that the most important priority is following God's will for your life.  She first outlines many of the mainstream reasons why our society has become disorganized in the first place (information overload and increased expectations) and ways to balance life in this new reality.  She shares that the way to have order and peace is to rest in God's Word.  Glynnis outlines ideas of starting to reclaim order in the home environment.  Her tips and suggestions make organizing fun and meaningful.  She takes you through each area of your home and gives helpful hints to make positive changes for an organized home.  In the end, you will have reclaimed the order and peace you have longer for!

I was really inspired by Glynnis's heart to address the most important issues of what my priorities are first before tackling the big job of organizing the home.  I can tell her personality is a lot like mine and I am finding an orderly home is very difficult in times of transition and life change.  However, with the steps in this book I feel able to tackle the clutter, my schedule and make changes around my home to create an order that is not perfect, but one where I can put God first, care for my family, reach out to others and take care of myself without feeling overwhelmed.  I know it will take some time to get where I want to be, but in the meantime, I will take Glynnis's advice and focus on being versus doing.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers as part of their ACU Press Bookclub Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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