Today in a work session, an awesome lady in the group said something that perked my ears up.
She mentioned how she identifies herself as a disorganized person, yet others perceive her as very organized.
Is this your reality vs perception? Are you disorganized with your things, yet super organized for others? I know others just like this, and surprise - "objects in mirror are closer than they appear!
We cannot realistically expect ourselves, or others for that matter, to always be one way all the time with their organization styles. We are people and our roles, ideas, and needs change.
Now, I will add that there are times when it is essential to your sanity to keep things set up in some sort of system whether it's a stack (almost a system) or a file folder! You have to start somewhere and you can always refine.
If the "disorganized you" is freaking out right now - it's okay! There's a way to identify where you can start as a "once-a-year" type organizer.
In another chat today I was discussing house renovations with a friend who also is in a reno process. I must have started sounding a little overwhelmed because he offered some advice. Get ready for this...
He said: When you look at all the things as big picture you get overwhelmed and you will not get anywhere. Look at each piece of the work and go from there.
Hello?! Have you all heard me say: "chunk it"?! His message to me echoed loud and clear the benefits of breaking things down into manageable chunks. So if you are feeling like getting your reality organized is too much for you, just tackle one thing at a time.
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