Fall – time to get organized
The weather is finally beginning to cool off. I know those of you on the east coast are saying snow is too cold for fall! We all hope you are faring well and do not have to go too long without power.
Fall is actually a great time to get organized. You have more energy than you did in the summer heat, so you feel better about being active. There are some fall projects that must be done – like raking leaves. And many people like to clear the clutter from their homes to get ready for the winter holidays.
But many others think organization is a skill that takes too much time. Yes it takes time. You don’t create messes in a minute and so it takes time to clear them. Is it worth it? Let’s see.
Picture a time that you organized something. It might have been something simple like opening a pile of mail or clearing the papers off your office desktop. Maybe you just tossed away old pens and highlighters that no longer write; or cosmetics that are empty, too old, or the wrong color. The point is –Do you remember how good you felt when you got that one small area organized? That is the first benefit of getting organized – a release of stress. And along with it, a feeling of accomplishment.
It is that stress release from getting organized that improves your efficiency. Now you can find things easier and faster, which means you save time!
It is never too late to start being organized. So when will you make the time? Today? Tomorrow? This weekend? Make a commitment to get one area organized. Then you can go on to the next.