As I move through my mega-project of organizing my office, I’m starting to recognize some negative thoughts that have kept this room a paper-filled mess:
- I’ll deal with this later. (Right now I’m dealing with my office, and this is the next thing on my list. It is “later.”)
- I’m getting overwhelmed easily. I’ll find a paper and think, “I don’t know what to do with this.” And I immediately see another one, not related, and also don’t have a home for that paper. I’m starting to make homes for things; I may end up with multiple files but I aim to go through my files once the room is a bit more orderly.
Today I read through Day 8: Put Your Goals on Paper. Crystal says to write your current goal on a piece of paper, put it somewhere prominent so you will see it often. I wrote down on a large post-it, “my office is clean, tidy and organized. Everything in it has a home.” I will get this mega-project done, little by little! I will also write down my goal, that the kitchen is tidy before bed every night.
My mega-project “steps” have not been reviewed; I am too focused right now on picking up everything from the desks and floor. I will work on its segments after I finish this!
My tasks for tomorrow:
- attack the folder of paper that is randomly filed in my office.
- clean up the kitchen before bed.
- review my post-it notes reminding me of my goals.
- read chapter 9 of 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life.