Organized People Don't Procrastinate

Fifth......organized people don't procrastinate. I'm not sure if this is entirely true. It all depends on what organized people love to do and don't like to do, just like everyone else. Now cleaning the toilet, yes I procrasinate, until I can have my husband or a child do it. Ha! I don't procrasinate when I have to practice my piano, make doctor's appointments, help a friend or family member, things I enjoy doing.

If there is something that has to be done and I don't want to do it, I reward myself for doing it.
There are ways to get things done.
1) Write the "to-do's" on a list and see what you can put into baby steps to accomplish each task.

Making Appointments

  1. Write down the appointments you need to make.
  2. Prioritize the appointments.
  3. Take a slip of paper and list them in priority order, along with the information you need to have to make that appointment and a few dates that you would be able to schedule the appointment.
Start with the #1 appointment. Some time during the day make the appointment. I like to make appointments while sitting in the car waiting for my child during a lesson. You can be creative in using the small increments of time that you do have during the day.

Give it a try and see how many you appointments you can schedule in one day's time! Remember to reward yourself.

Cleaning Projects
I like to do my little cleaning projects, wiping out my cupboards, cleaning a drawer, etc... while I'm on the phone talking to friends or family. I'll open a drawer that needs to be fine tuned (I can't say organized, because I think all of my drawers in my home are organized) and work on it while talking. I also like to sort through files or little projects while watching my favorite television shows. Find a time when it doesn't take too much concentration to multi task to get little projects done.
If you have to schedule a 10 minute time slot a few days a week, that you don't plan anything and just do one thing on your "to-do" list. You'll find more success by accomplishing your tasks in little steps.


Julie said...

I've been waiting and waiting for the next step from my organizing guru...were you procrastinating on writing it?!

Jenn G. said...

I was on vacation.....everyone needs a little R and R, right?

Twinlinebackers said...

PLEASE tell me you used to be a work in progress. Tell me that when you were 30 and had a handful of little kids you were still working on getting your drawers organized. I am forever organizing and reorganizing and retweaking but I feel like I will never get to the point where I can say ALL my drawers, cupboards, basements are organized. Unfortunately, I was in your house when you were 30 and you probably were totally organized then. Feel free to lie your pants off just to make me feel better.