Notes to my Disorganized Self

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

Dear Diary 

Dear Daily Planner,

It appears things have become a little disorganized in my office of late.  I know there are many good reasons for this myriad of messiness but I still don’t like it.  I don’t think clearly.  I waste time.

But here is what I do know…

The piles are the result of the “Drop and Go” lifestyle that I currently lead.  I don’t like the “Drop” part but the “Go” part is kind of neat.  It means I am busy…busy learning…busy earning…busy reinforcing really good relationships

If I live a PERFECTLY neat and orderly life, I will miss out on some of the joys messiness can bring…the creativity that sometimes evolves out of chaos

I know these paper piles are temporary and they do not represent a fall of grace from my Organized Self.  I will now SCHEDULE time to organize, take a deep breath and get back on track…



Disorganized Self (but just temporarily)

  • Make realistic goals when organizing your home or office
  • Prioritize…everything cannot be accomplished at the same time.
  • Don’t beat yourself up thinking YOU are the only one on the planet that is disorganized.  Forgive yourself and move on in a positive direction
  • Organizing is not just about cool products…its about carving out time and creating customized systems that work.
  • Organizing is NOT about achieving perfection.  It’s about living a manageable life.

So about that Christmas wreath on my door in March?  I will take it down this weekend…because it has NOW bubbled up to the top of my priority list!


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