Does the idea of getting organized leave you feeling overwhelmed? It’s easy to think of each project as a multi-day affair – and really, who has that kind of time? Each day you don’t address the issue, the area continues to collect more and more clutter, and the project feels even more insurmountable in your mind. Here’s a secret – you don’t need days or even hours to take control! Here are 7 things you can do RIGHT NOW to get organized, enjoy peace-of-mind and prevent clutter from piling up in the future.
We are well into the lazy days of summer and maybe the heat wave has you feeling less than motivated to tackle that growing to-do list. And that’s OK.
Being organized means that you can find the things you need, when you need them. It says nothing, though, about your closet looking ready for a photo-shoot for the pages of a home décor magazine. It says nothing about taking care of household tasks like a TV personality. It says nothing about the number of papers permitted on your desktop. So, let yourself off the hook a little!
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Take a look at your to-do list. I bet there a bunch of things on there that require a high level of concentration, and then there are a bunch of things that require very little effort (they just need to get done).
Now, think about they way you work. Are you a morning person? A night owl? Mentally, when are you at your best?
Schedule those “high level concentration” items during the time of day when you’re sharpest. Handle the “busywork” during the hours when you’re a bit more sluggish. This way, you can give that “thinking task” the attention it deserves and still manage to power through all those little items (like online bill pay, sending birthday cards, filing papers). At the end of the day, you will have crossed a ton off your list!
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