Oh my gosh, have you seen my desk lately? It’s a mess!!! I’m a relatively organized person, but things have gotten out of control around here. And if things aren’t organized and in control, my entire brain just goes haywire. I recently moved my office from a corner in my bedroom to a nice new room in our home. And I LOVE it here, but I haven’t come up with a system yet. You know, an organizational system for all my… stuff.
It’s a work in progress, of course, as is everything around here. But I have a plan. (Insert evil laugh here.)
First of all, I hate chaos (HA HA HA!!! That statement is SO ironic because my life is full to the brim with chaos at any given moment!). But I digress… It makes me unable to concentrate, I can’t think clearly, I’m not nearly as productive, and on and on. And with my home-based business and two small children, I need to be as productive and clear-headed as possible.
So my first plan of action is to create a space where I can write down all of my “to-do’s” in a somewhat organized way. And then from there I can pick and choose what needs to be done on any given day, make a daily to-do list for myself, and… well… do that stuff.
My genius plan!!! Ok, perhaps I share my genius plan with others, since these boards were readily available at WalMart, along with tons of other cool accessories. But still! Here’s what I love about them – having different sizes of boards, and even different colors (two white and two metallic – how awesome is that?!), I can separate, or organize, my chaotic thoughts onto different boards, making me instantly calmer. Like this:
One of those cool accessories I bought was a packet of days-of-the-week magnets you see there vertically lined up on the large metallic board. What I’ve done is used the big white board for all my to-dos, in any random order, and on the metallic board I’ve sorted them out into daily to-do’s. And if something, Heaven forbid, doesn’t get done on it’s allotted day, I simply erase it and move it to the next day. And I’m using the two small boards for personal (not business) to-do’s, like laundry and school projects.
So far so good! I feel more at ease already. And it couldn’t be easier to do, really. So that was step one. Step two is organizing my paper madness into binders that actually keep things together and tidy. Next week!