Things changed after I became writer and developed dystonia, because having dystonia makes it very difficult to get anything done quickly. So the importance of doing things when you can, as soon as you can, such as putting papers away in their proper place, becomes enhanced when you’re in a situation like mine. But I still have a lot of organizing left to do, and I take it one step at a time. So what I’ve done is created this. It’s a 30-day decluttering worksheet, and I’ll include the link below. But the thing is if you just take it one step at a time, you can organize your workplace, too. Or any part of your house or office. And this been problematic for me for a while, and you’ll see in some of the photos I’ve taken of my office.
Clearly, I need some help, because there are days when I am scrambling to find a folder or a piece of paper and it’s like “I knew it was here. Where is it?” And it’s not there, and it’s very frustrating. So since nothing happens for me quickly, I just think it’s important to try to organize as much as you can and to do it a little at a time. Don’t feel like you have to do this 30 days in a row, because if you have to take a break–I frequently have to–just to sort of step away from the hustle and bustle of writing, marketing, and so on. In any case, if you have to step away from it for a day or so, that’s fine. But this will at least give you a way of noting what you’re working on each day, and you can even put little notes, plan out which part of your room or whatever it is you’re organizing and proceed from there. So I hope it’s helpful and please feel free to leave any comments or questions and if you like this video, please give it a like. Thank you very much.
Here’s the link to the worksheet again!
PS: I managed to do this over the weekend! 🙂
Then again, perhaps neatness is overrated! 🙂
Sarah Brentyn says
I love the “one step at a time” as I tend to get overwhelmed. Also, doing things as soon as you realize it’s something you need to do or as soon as you see or pick up something. I usually put it down in an ever-growing pile. (Leading to the overwhelm.) I downloaded the worksheet, too. Thank you!
I’m so glad you found this useful. Life can be overwhelming sometimes. I can totally relate. 🙂
Please let me know if the worksheet helps and suggestions on how it could be improved.