Posted by: Sheri Lukasiewicz @ Peace by Piece | April 29, 2011

Rightsizing vs. Downsizing

As I was listening to an instructor in one of my continuing education classes recently, the comment was made about changing some terminology that is frequently used in the ‘Organizing’ world.  The idea was presented to replace the word ‘downsizing’ with ‘rightsizing’.  The thought being that the very word ‘downsizing’ comes with some very negative connotations.  It got me thinking…. We don’t get as much product at the store that we used to because of content ‘downsizing’.  People don’t have jobs this year that they had last year due to company ‘downsizing’, and so go the examples…..all leaving the person with a sense of loss, and not in a good way.

The concept of applying the word ‘rightsizing’ to the task of editing out clutter accumulation, or moving to a home that best suits one’s current lifestyle may very well be met with a much more positive attitude toward the process.  It certainly puts a positive spin on the processes.

So, if you’re in the throes of making a positive change in your life, be it clutter editing or whatever it may be, begin to think of it in terms of ‘rightsizing’ your life.  It may just be an exercise in semantics, but, on the other hand, it may be the very thought perspective that allows the task to truly begin.

Consider ‘rightsizing’ your life in some area and see how ‘right’ it feels!!



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