5 responses to “What stops you getting organised?

  1. It’s not only my appartment which is cluttered – my head is too! I feel like I have a million and one things requiring my attention and they’re all overdue. This is not a good space to approach organisation.

    I know that all you probably have to do is just start.. somewhere.. anywhere but what happens to me is that I’ll do that, I’ll make a start and then somewhere in the process of starting I’ll decide that maybe I’m doing it the wrong way, or actually causing more work for myself !?! So I’ll rethink it, which magically snowballs into ‘overthink’ which changes my simple carefree ‘just start’ into a full-blown project – to add to all the other projects which scream for attention at the same time.

    Then I’m exhausted, before I’ve really begun, and somehow the only safe havens to retreat to are denial or a stationery store where pretty folders, and pens and vision boards and notepads of pre-printed timetables whispher sweet lullabys about what ilife is like for those who have ‘finished projects’

    • Oh my god, that’s exactly how I feel!!! I’m so glad to know I’m not alone and someone else out there has the same issues I do!! Thanks Suzanne! 🙂

  2. I have discovered an online list called workflowy that is a great place to dump all the thinking part of my quest to be organised but it feels like a never ending job. I would love to just some thing, any thing, finished all the way and not have to do it all again in a week’s time.

    Jen in NSW

  3. There are several parts that I find difficult – mainly that my husband does nothing to help declutter, tidy or organise, & he, in fact, is the cause of most of the things that need decluttering, tidying or organising.
    I also have rheumatoid arthritis, so just trying to keep up with 2 preschoolers, work, uni & ordinary housework is an everyday struggle. Most tasks are physically too hard for me to do, even with help. If I had the money, I’d pay for help, but finances are already very tight. Guess I’ll just have to make do with my disorganised house, a backyard I can’t use, & a 2 car garage that barely has enough room for one car. Sigh.

  4. What I have started to do is: At the beginning of an A4 book I have 2 lists (1 for major jobs & the other for small jobs). Then I pick one major job and start thinking about how I am going to get that job done. That way I unclutter my brain & everything is written down & I don’t have to keep sayingt to myself what was I going to do? I’ve still got a little way to go for example not lossing my notes and to keep focused on the job I have picked out.

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