Whether it's getting near to tax time (as when I am posting this) or some other time of the year, the influx of papers and/or electronic documents is never ending.
As a result, there is lots of paper-overwhelm! Sometimes there is electronic document-overwhelm, but that doesn't seem to be as prevalent because it's not usually as obvious.
With my organizing and productivity clients, questions such as:
The good news is that everyone can create organizing systems that work for them. Don't misunderstand me, it isn't easy and it may take some outside help. It won't even happen today, but can be done. The bad news is that organizing isn't an end goal. It is a process...a lifelong process at that. I hate to break the news, but organizing is never done per se because there is constant maintenance. Stuff keeps entering our space! (And tasks keep entering our schedule, but we won't…Read More
Books, magazines, newsletters, oh my! There is no shortage of things to read! The cold, hard fact is that most likely you won't ever be able to read all of the items you need to or want to. There simply aren't enough hours in the day - no matter how fast you read. And if you keep collecting reading material, most likely you will feel guilty about what hasn't been read and you may feel overwhelmed by the piles and stacks.
Here are a couple of strategies that may help decrease "reading…Read More
What is your immediate reaction if I say "your stuff overwhelm is a result of decisions you have made"? Denial is instantaneous for some of you. Others may pause before saying that it can't be true. Still others may consider the statement and agree. In her book When You Live with a Messie, Sandra Felton asserts,
Your house is the way it is now as a…
Mind on info overload? I was reading Angela Hunt's novel, She Always Wore Red, when I ran across the following sentences:
Whatever made me think I could go back to school? For thirty-nine years, the neurons in my brain have been fling information away, and now I'm pretty sure the drawers are either full or stuck. I'm not sure there's room for more then a dozen new fifty-cent words.
Do you feel like that?…Read More