Lessons Learned from Organizing

Lessons Learned from Organizing Lessons Learned from Organizing

I don't know about you, but I've got all these "stories" I tell myself that keep me stuck.  It's like my feet are glued to start and there I stand not even trying.  My husband and I put in a built in office for me about six months ago and I still haven't put everything away.  Instead of my office being a sanctuary where I can relax and focus, it's a source of anxiety and overwhelm.  I'm determinted to slay this beast one baby area at a time.  Here are a few things I learned tonight from the small area I cleaned up.

STORY: I paid a lot of money for this stuff and it's not junk!

TRUTH: I did waste a lot of money on it, but if it's not doing anyone any good--IT'S MOST DEFINITELY JUNK!!

STORY: I'm going to need it someday.

TRUTH: If I really do need it some day--I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO FIND IT--says voice of experience

STORY: It's too OVERWHELMING!!

TRUTH: Maybe it seems that way, but the overwhelm I feel from looking at the stuff and stressing over it is a lot worse than anything "overwhelming about dealing with it one piece at a time.

STORY: I don't know HOW to get it all organized

TRUTH: EXCUSES!!!!  I do know how. I just don't want to deal with it.

The older I get, the less STUFF matters to me. What if I focus on collecting memories instead of stuff.

CONFESSION: When I tell myself "I don't know how" or "This is overwhelming" I'm stuck on the starting block and the room remains a mess-which is where I've been for the last six months.

TRUTH: I CAN and WILL get this done!!!!

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Andersge

I'll start right now!

Mar 7 2019, 06:50 PM

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