Tag Archives: motivation

quote: get started

For many people, getting started on a project is the hardest part. You think about it, dream about the outcome, worry about complications, anticipate what others will say about it. Instead, consider what you can accomplish when you focus all … Continue reading

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quote: procrastination

Clients often tell me they “have an excuse” for putting off a project. There are many reasons people use to avoid starting or completing tasks, but I think the most common reason is fear. Fear you won’t do it right. … Continue reading

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clutter roundup holiday edition

There are a lot of organizing “holidays” that have been created by different groups, for different reasons. This month’s Organize Your Home Office Day, Clutter Awareness Week, National Procrastination Week, National Consumer Protection Week and Financial Literacy Month offer opportunities … Continue reading

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quote: invest in yourself

February is coming to an end and most people who made New Year resolutions have already dropped them. If you want to make some change in your life, plan it, schedule it, and work at it regularly. You don’t need … Continue reading

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quote: don’t give in to defeat

I’ve been feeling extremely unproductive for the past week. It’s been raining for days, which makes me feel tired and grumpy. To make matters worse, I have spent the equivalent of more than three work days trying to move data … Continue reading

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the organizer comes clean: magazine amnesty

I love to read. I read books, newspapers, magazines, the backs of cereal boxes. Sometimes my reading material gets out of control, though, and I have to let go of things without reading them. I have a rule about newspaper, … Continue reading

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in the mood

Or not. Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to declutter. Or do laundry. Or put away groceries. Or finish a report. Everybody has things they HAVE TO do and things they WANT TO do. Sometimes they coincide. I have … Continue reading

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