Getting Organized Is Not a Project;
It's a Practice
Most people think "if I could only just get organized, once and for all!"
But it isn't "once and for all."
That's like saying "if I could just make myself exercise this weekend, then I'd be in shape, once and for all!"
Getting organized is a practice, not a project.
And it's an ongoing practice.
Day in. Day out.
Wax on. Wax off.
If that feels overwhelming, take heart. It doesn't have to be hard and it doesn't have to be complicated.
In fact, I bet you already have areas of your life where you are organized. How about your silverware drawer? Or your plates in the cupboard? Maybe your shoe collection? The pens you put in your favorite mug on your desk?
Take a look at the areas in your home that do work.
What about them works? Why have they felt easy? What about those areas keeps you on top of them?
It might be that you don't have to make decisions on those items. You might know exactly where they go so you don't have to waste time wondering or figuring anything out. Or there's plenty of space for them in their designated spot. Maybe the number of those items doesn't change much so they're easy to manage. Or you really love the container.
Whatever the reason, those things stay organized. It's easy, so you take care of them. Every day.
You are doing the "practice of organizing" in those areas.
So what about taking the practice of organizing to another area in your home...a small, simple next step. Ask yourself what would have that new area work just as well as the other?
What would make it easy?
What would keep you on top of it, without effort or struggle?
What would make you happy or bring you joy or ease?
And then do that.
Your practice of organizing is as unique as you are, and doesn't that just sound a lot more fun than a project?