Organize and Refine Your Own Style
I learn so much from each client who have very different projects. But I do see several commonalities:
Waiting until the clutter is so out of hand that it's overwhelming.
Trying to do everything at the same time and end up unproductive and yes, overwhelmed.
However the biggest common point is discomfort and fear in giving up a lifelong way of doing things.
YOU. DON'T. HAVE. TO. YOU CAN REFINE YOUR STYLE AND STAY IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE.
Here are some illustrations:
Client #1 is a very tactile person.
As opposed to my favorite way of writing notes in my phone this client really needs to write notes in the morning on a piece of paper, as to what needs to get done. She puts the paper down and inadvertently puts something else on top of the paper.
Now the client is frustrated.
Writes the list again and now we have TWO pieces of paper.
Repeat and repeat.
Solution: Keep the habit that "makes you happy" and continue actually writing notes, but:
Use a bound notebook or journal of whatever size works for you.
Keep it with you.
Now you will always have your notes that you can add to, without losing anything.
Client #2: She's creative, inspired but often distracted by "finds" within the files.
This creates a little more piles of "things to do" with these "finds."
Or the initial task is abandoned to take care of the new thing at hand.
Often this takes her into another room and she starts doing something there.
Solution: Organize and de-clutter according to your personality:
Know your efficient time-frame limits.
If you like to be in more than one room at a time, split your time: 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there, (or whatever works).
But within those 15 minutes finish a task, even if it's only one corner, one drawer, one shelf.
You can go from room to room but don't leave one task in the middle
for another .
Comfort level is so very important while de-cluttering because it means letting go of not only long kept items, but old habits. Modifying them gets things done...a terrific accomplishment
Contact me so I can show you how you can be more productive and get more done.