11 episodes

Clear the chaos!

Join Jenny Layton — professional organizer, productivity expert & life coach to learn real-life strategies to organize your life so you can focus on what matters most.

Learn more at TheHappyGal.com

Life Organized Podcast Jenny Layton

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Clear the chaos!

Join Jenny Layton — professional organizer, productivity expert & life coach to learn real-life strategies to organize your life so you can focus on what matters most.

Learn more at TheHappyGal.com

    When It’s A Family Season

    When It’s A Family Season

    Ever notice how during the summer or the holidays, everything seems to unravel?
    The house is a mess.You aren’t getting anything done.Your own personal needs are on the back burner.
    …and you start to feel a teensy bit overwhelmed. Or resentful. Or out of balance.
    This used to be a big problem for me. 
    My husband actually pointed out that I had breakdowns at predictable times each year. 
    Well, where there is predictability, there is an opportunity to organize. And so I put on my coaching hat and began to look at seasons in a whole new way. 
    Suddenly I recognized a pattern I hadn’t seen before. 
    And with that new awareness, I began to transition through the summer, holidays, and other family times with ease and grace.
    It’s a little concept I call personal and family seasons, and I can’t wait to share it with you in this episode.
    Understanding personal and family seasons is the key to avoiding a messy house and feeling burned out when you have little time to yourself – or feeling guilty or irresponsible about focusing on things other than the family when you get deep into a different role in your life.
    It’s a strategy I can’t live without. I hope you enjoy!
    Tools taught in this episode:
    Personal And Family Seasons
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    • 21 min
    When You Forget To Do Things

    When You Forget To Do Things

    How many times have you forgotten to…    Start the crockpot?    Make that phone call?    Add something to the calendar?    Order that thing you needed from Amazon?    Pick up something you needed while you were at the store?
    And what kind of problems did that cause?
    Isn’t it the worst when simple tasks turn into roaring fires – all because you forgot to take action on them? 
    The key is to catch it as you think of it, and today we will talk about 3 ways you can create this habit – and what kind of thoughts you’d be wise to capture.
    This episode is all about preventing those fires, so you can have less stress and more time for what matters most. This is what having an organized life is all about!
    In this episode:
    How to leverage an “external brain” to manage these tasks
    Find the right to do list for you
    The power of the mantra “Catch it as You Think of It”
    When to review what you’ve written down
    What kinds of tasks you should “catch”
    Tools in this episode:
    Mantra: Catch It As You Think Of It
    Links:
    Life Organized Membership
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    • 24 min
    When You Want To Give Clutter-Free Gifts

    When You Want To Give Clutter-Free Gifts

    It sounds cliché, but I’ll say it anyway….can you believe the holidays are here again?!
    Black Friday is around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about those gift lists.
    But maybe before we start filling up our shopping carts this year, we might want to pause and ask ourselves a few critical questions, like:
    "Where will we put this?"
    "Will they REALLY use this?"
    "And what could we give instead?"
    This list of clutter-free gift ideas just might make this the best, most memorable Christmas yet…and leave you with a lot less clutter to deal with when the holidays are over.
    In this episode:
    One way to define clutter is “something that takes more than it gives.”
    Clutter-free gift ideas
    Links:
    Free Book: Get Organized Fast
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    • 17 min
    When Done Is Better Than Perfect

    When Done Is Better Than Perfect

    I bet you can finish this sentence:
    “If you can’t do something right…”
    "Don’t do it at all."
    Mmm….I strongly disagree. This is one of the most toxic mindsets I see. 
    Perfectionism likes to parade around as something inspirational and helpful, but if you look behind the curtains it’s all about fear — fear that you might not do it right, fear that it might not look just right, and fear that you just don’t have what it takes. 
    Perfectionism is just fear in really good shoes.
    Have you ever stopped to consider how much of your time and energy you spend trying to get something from good enough to perfect — when it probably doesn’t make that much difference in the long run? 
    What if we adopted this attitude instead? 
    "Done is Better than perfect.”
    'Done' is better because 'done' means you get to move on and have joy in life instead of obsessing over details that won’t matter as time passes.
    Learn how Done Is Better Than Perfect can help you get organized, be more productive, improve personal goals, and better connect with your family.
    In this episode:
    “Perfectionism is just fear in really good shoes.”
    Perfectionism is a GPS system from the twilight zone
    Done is Better than Perfect (DBP)
    Done is Fun
    How you can implement Done is Better than Perfect when organizing your home, menu planning, working on a routine, health goals, and parenting.
    Links:
    Done is Better than Perfect screensaver and printable
    Life Organized Membership
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    • 28 min
    When You Need To Create A Routine

    When You Need To Create A Routine

    Ok, so you’re ready to give routines a try. Let’s make sure you set one up the right way so you can have success!
    In this episode:​
    Time
    Habit Hook
    Sample routines
    Regular tasks don’t ever need to cause stress
    How routines work in my life
    Tools Mentioned:​
    Your P.A.T.H to a routine
    Pick a specific task
    Assign the steps
    Time
    Habit Hook

    • 34 min
    When You Aren’t a Fan of Routines

    When You Aren’t a Fan of Routines

    If you don’t love routines, you probably think routines kill all the fun. 
    Who wants to stick around home and clean and do laundry when there are so many better things to do?
    Even if you are routine-resistant, you may be surprised to learn how much of your life already consists of routines – and why your brain actually craves them. 
    Think routines keep you trapped? Think again. 
    Routines don’t restrict freedom. They create it.
    “Routines can become so automatic that we start performing them without realizing it. So we get done what needs to get done, even when our minds are preoccupied with other things.”
    “Routines remove the need to deliberate over what you should do when (which takes time and energy) because once you've established a routine you've already made those decisions.” 
     
    In This Episode:
    How you already use routines
    Why your brain loves routines
    How routines create freedom
    What routines look like for me
    Links: In This Episode:
    Life Organized Membership (we're almost ready for ya... link coming soon)
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

happyand50 ,

Much more than a clean house

This finally makes sense. It is so much more than just trying to force myself into a routine. I love Jenny’s stories to help explain the process of organizing my life. It’s more than just a clean kitchen. I am going to do her membership and get some coaching. I can’t do this without changing up some brain clutter first. Thank you Jenny.

Kallstar12 ,

Worth it! Change is happening

I’m just starting this, but already in the couple episodes I’ve listened to I love it! And feel it could really make an impact and a difference in the way I maintain my home, and the ripple effect of that. I love the concepts - and this week I’ve already improved by implementing the “home base” technique and love that simplification for my brain ;) I’m excited to continue listening and hear all the wonderful nuggets she has! Worth a listen!!!

Melvis815 ,

Excited to listen to more

I listened to the holiday gift episode and I can tell I’m going to like this podcast. Quick easy listen with simple solutions that sound prettt doable, and nuanced. Get the game or don’t—depending on your situation this is an example of when it makes sense or doesn’t, and how you can put what’s important to you first as you make decisions! I appreciate that she didn’t give a formula just ideas like I’m talking it through with a friend. Points to consider and think about. Refreshing-didn’t feel like I was being sold anything!

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