Life management insights, strategies, hints, ideas, and tips from Dr. DClutter™.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Plan for Change

Change is a good thing. But, it can also send your world spinning into a chaotic state if you're not equipped to deal with your newfound responsibilities. Change is a good thing. But having a plan to insure a smoother transition for change is critical. Plan for change!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Did It

Remember when you were a kid and you broke something, but wouldn't accept the blame for it? Well, that's part of growing up and learning to accept responsibility. However, if you're an adult and you're still exhibiting those childish ways, that's a different story. Be adult about it and just accept the blame. Just say, "I did it."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Just Deal

Sometimes life is what it is. Don't stress it-just deal with it.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Assembly Required

When disassembling furniture (or anything that will require reassembly), take a before picture to help you remember what it looked like assembled. This is especially helpful for electronics (like a computer), which often have multiple cords and attachments.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Think Again

Think your day is rough? Turn around, look ahead, look to the left or the right, or behind you. Chances are, someone else's day may be even rougher. Practice gratitude!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Racetrack Thoughts

Picture it-a racetrack that goes in a circle, with no end in sight. Ever have those thoughts that are pervasive and seem to run on a continual loop in your mind? You know the ones that are sometimes productive, but can often be negative or nagging. What to do? Get them off and out of the loop!! Write them down, speak them out loud or share them with someone. That way-they're out of your mind and in the open where you can honestly conquer the racetrack thoughts.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bad Day

Having a bad day? It's okay to have an "off day" when you just don't feel your best, BUT don't let YOUR bad day affect others.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cognitive Dissonance

If someone asked you for money for to use for a reason you personally wouldn't support, such as buying cigarettes or alcohol, etc., would you give it to them even if it was against your beliefs?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Behind Time

Today is September 7, 2011. How many of you STILL have your calendars displaying August? Just asking.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Blaze a Path

Don't get stuck in a rut, it expends too much energy. Find alternative behaviors, coping mechanisms, and thinking that will allow you to blaze a new path!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Adjust Your Focus

Don't fixate on the problems in your life. Instead, focus on finding the solutions.

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I am Dr. Darnita L. Payden, Executive Director/Owner of Dr. DClutter™ Life Management, a division of PreciousOnes™ LLC. I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and over 20 years of experience working to help clients discover their strengths and talents. Having worked as a therapist, college professor, grief specialist and trainer, I have encountered in my journey many of the issues my clients may face. I have a sincere desire to help you find clarity, organization and independence in your life and environments. I know that life can be hectic, but I desire to help my clients bring as much order, peace and enjoyment back into their lives as is possible. What separates me from the norm? I focus on the client from a holistic perspective. I realize that most people desire a functional and an organized life, but may simply need support, understanding and information about why they have the habits or tendencies that have led to disorganization. I do not perform “quick fixes” or provide “one-size-fits-all” guidance, but I strive to provide strategies to my clients that will be life changing and useful for a lifetime. Dr. DClutter™ is a name well earned!!

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