In our last visit here, the challenges with some types of organization really hit home (and at work) with readers. In feedback, I read that many of us have these little “hic cups” in our home or working space. We all spend a bit too much time in each day and then in any year in trying to locate the notes, bills, briefs and research materials that could help us all be more productive. In many cases it could even mean more money with a little less stress and maybe a lot more free time!
Are you convinced that YOUR name will appear atop an online search in response to the question: “How to organize your space?” Or maybe your picture is next to the words “clutter buster” in the dictionary.
OK. You can take credit for taming conventional chaos if you’ve implemented these strategies:
1. Having a place for everything, and everything in its place, for starters.
2. Grouping similar items together so that movement and time is efficient. You can extend this to your task list also, but we’ll speak of this soon enough.
3. Taking clear action on items so that you handle a file a minimum number of times. So, you deal with papers by deciding to take action, to reroute to another project or place in your work space, or
to shred or recycle without dithering or delaying.
Now, let’s get to what can take your concepts and turn them into good communication success or even cash.
Some people think well with the stimulation of piles which others may deem clutter. We know from experience thought, don’t we.. That the clearer, precise and concise your message is the more success you will have with it, and therefore possibly the more money you will make.
ORGANIZE your Space. Organize your Mind
Once you clear the physical space sufficiently you’ll be able to see and access what you need to get your work done. Room to move easily is related to room for you to express yourself creatively, to think, to make notes and it encourages productivity to come in and fill that newly cleared space.
Our mind generally loves busy-ness. It thrives on the stimulation of piles and colours and stuff. Your mind, and therefore your productivity, also likes to hide in all that stuff and given a chance, it WILL lead you to procrastinate and worse, to flounder – endlessly.
If you let the mess grow long enough, it will slow your work in the short run. In the long run, it may cause you to lose confidence in yourself and in the timely and satisfactory (or even stellar) completion of your project.
So, go ahead. Make it fun. Apply some labels and coloured tabs. Sort things into the boxes or files that make sense for the space you have and the way in which you KNOW you will easily access your files or information in future.
YOU tell me how you did this week, OK? I’ll be writing more on using successful methods of writers to help you sort your ideas based on the comments you share or the questions you mail in at: Editor@theafronews.ca Please type ASK HELENA in the subject line.
Your VIP Power Tip: When you write your to do list, put an END time to each task, not just a bullet point or number on the list. You will see how much more you get done and the speed it all gets done at, even if you have a slow start.
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