|Sometimes I block my own progress by focusing on where I've |
been instead of where I'm going.
Breakfast with a friend (which had been planned weeks in advance).
Finish grading papers
Bag up and put out donations for Monday's pick-up
Make two power point presentations for work (these are big time-stealers)
Read and annotate tomorrow's chapters for work
Type son's homework while he dictates it to me
Make dinner (which includes forming and baking meatballs)
Make lunches for tomorrow
Write PDD blog post
Take a walk for health reasons (while walking, pass the Animal Care League so you can see the new kittens in the window)
Figure out tomorrow's outfit (which saves time in the morning)
Vacuum car upholstery (long story, but a necessary task)
Try to work on book for brand new publishing contract!
Watch Breaking Bad and part of the Emmys while doing other tasks
Feed the cats (they all have to be in separate rooms because two of them steal food)
Start planning some October family birthday celebrations
Go grocery shopping
These lists can feel overwhelming, so I went to the Internet to find some help. Perhaps you might enjoy some of these "organize your life" sites:
27 Organizing tips from Zen Habits
My favorites from this list are "Simplify" and "Have less stuff."
How to Organize Your Life
My favorites are "Write things down" and "Declutter regularly."
Then there's this CNN article called Organize Your Mind to Organize Your Life.
An interesting contention within is that "Whether or not you have an organized mind depends upon your ability to 'drive' your attetion and keep it focused when you're under pressure or faced with challenging conditions."
Finally, there's The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Life, Amanda Abella's virtual links for every kind of organizational tool to be found online. A very interesting assessment of organization from a twenty-something who has been immersed in the computerized world since birth.
Do you seek organizational strategies? Did any of these seem helpful? Or do you feel too unorganized to go through them? :)
Have a great, ORGANIZED week.