Why Aren’t You Organized?
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Reasons People Don’t Organize
There are several potential reasons that people are not organized. For you, it could be a combination of reasons. It could be rooted in your childhood. Maybe you weren’t taught how to organize or keep things tidy. Possibly you’re overwhelmed by the mess. It might be because of a past failure to organize. Maybe you tried to organize when you weren’t mentally alert and gave up. Or you were distracted by everything that was going on your life. It could be a lack of ambition. Or a lack of purpose. It could just plain bad habits. Let’s delve into some of these potential pitfalls and see which category you fall into.
Family History with Organization
What was your family home like when you were growing up? Was it neat and tidy? Or were dirty clothes left lying on the floor with the clean clothes piled precariously on top of the dresser rather than inside the drawers? What did your kitchen table look like? Was it free of everything except for placemats or was it a “catch all” where you had to shove things to the side to make room to eat? Was your mother a drill sergeant-soccer, dance, baseball, and PTO chairman with an organizational folder for everything from your daily schedule to a categorized binder of coupons? Or was she the “flower child”, who never made plans. Either direction that your parents went could have had an impact on your current organizational skills.
My History with Overwhelm
That leads us to the next reason that could be the root of why you aren’t organized. Maybe you get overwhelmed by the mess of the project or the extent of your to-do list. I know I’ve had that problem in the past. At one time we had two storage lockers of stuff when we moved into our new house. The majority of the items ended up in our basement. It was such a cluster I got overwhelmed with the amount of work that there was to do and couldn’t figure out where to start. I eventually began by sorting through a few of the boxes and unloaded those into the living room. The new problem was that to find those few boxes that I needed, I strung everything else around the rest of the basement which made an even bigger mess. This resulted in months of avoidance and numerous attempts to clean the area.
Past Organizational Failures
Another issue includes past organizational failures and what I like to call “trying to roast too many marshmallows” over your fire pit. In the past, did you attempt to put all of your tasks on a to-do list and fail to get even the first one done? That failure could have convinced you that you’re just not the organizing kind. Like there is a kind. It was more likely that you attempted to do the impossible-roast a whole bag of marshmallows on one stick. You likely had more things on your list than you could possibly do.
What is Your Story?
While these aren’t the only reasons that a person can struggle with organization, these are the most frequent ones. Which one describes you?
What is your struggle with organization? Only by understanding why you struggle with organization can you overcome this issue and live a life free from clutter.
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