Recently, I was really stuck on an organizing project – pulling together the information for a presentation. The material that I needed were in my office. Many of you have read about or visited my cute little country office. (You can see photos and read about it on my website.) It is a great place to work but, for some reason, I felt like I was going around in circles. I was making little progress and knew that I needed a change.
I took the file box with all the information I had gathered and moved it from my office to the dining room table in my house. It isn’t finished, and papers are covering the table, but at least I’m working on it. Try changing locations from where you usually work to see if it will help you, too.
I was making progress by working at the dining room table, but decided I really would like to eat dinner on the table also! The project is now divided up into do-able sections that I have returned to the file box. Dividing projects into do-able, manageable parts is a great way to move forward.
I’m working on it each day, and can now see that my presentation will be ready…soon, I hope!
Organizing Tip 1: Recognize when you are stuck on a project and need to do something differently.
Organizing Tip 2: Change locations – moving the project/box or whatever you need to do to another location makes it seem do-able.
Organizing Tip 3: Divide and conquer to really make a project feel more do-able.