I remember back in the 1980’s helping other moms get organized and teaching them how to be strategic in their planning. Something happened when I got older and after moving several times. It became more difficult to settle in and get organized.
For those of you struggling with finding your rhythm, sometimes you just have to let things go even if you don’t want to, to get on track. That may be letting the housework go for a couple of weeks, or not taking the time to go out with friends, or maybe it’s prepping your business so you can take a week off. Whatever it may be, it doesn’t have to be for long. You just need to get focused on the most pressing things that need to be done and if possible, complete them.
Setting a date to get organized and rearrange your schedule helps. With the New Year almost here, it’s the perfect time to make plans to get organized. I know I am.
After the move and setting up a new desk, things that didn’t have a home, loomed in boxes. I was able to make the office look nice, but still didn’t have a place for everything. I thought I’d be able to get organized by putting everything where they were in the last office. That didn’t seem to work. Also, things like figuring out what to do with all of the business cards I collect threw me for a loop. I file all of the cards in a binder, but that isn’t working any longer because of the amount of business cards I receive each week. I’ve figured out what to do with them. So, I’ve scheduled the time this week to power through the task.
Solution – Get Organized
The best solution I’ve found to get organized is to write down everything in my head onto a journal page. I call it brain dumping. After writing it down and looking at the list, I’m better able to prioritize what needs to be done.
Sometimes I just power through and other times I have to set a timer. You have to take control and decide if some tasks need you to set a timer for 5 or 15 minutes or require 30 minutes to several hours. Only you can make that decision.
Plan, plan, and plan some more. Make sure others in the house know of the plan. However, even the best-laid plans are sometimes thwarted. So take some advice from Dory…Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming…
Seriously, though, take a break, grab a yummy cup of something, try again, or reschedule. If you need a pick me up, phone a friend, or mom. Maybe go for a walk or put on some bouncy music.
If you need some help, come on over to The Busy Woman Facebook page and ask for some help.
Until next time…