Part 2 of 2(Part 1 was in Issue 43, November 14)
4. They are not perfectionism.
If you try to do everything perfectly, it goes without saying you will feel like a constant disappointment. Perfectly organized people channel their perfectionist tendencies into their most important tasks: work assignments, remodelling their home, exercising and evaluating tasks which are not a priority. They do what they have to do to get the job done.
5. They do not label anything “miscellaneous.”
Though they do not have much to store due to their minimalist nature, when perfectly organized people put away items, they specifically label and index where everything can be found. Their bills are explicitly filed, and their Christmas decorations are distinctively catalogued.
6. They separate emotions from possessions.
They do not attach sentimental value to everything they own.
7. They know what they do not need.
They do not buy anything until they know it is something they are going to use right away or in the near future.
8. They clean and pick up as they go.
Instead of waiting for the dishes to pile or the recycling to take itself out, perfectly organized people carve out chunks of time to maintain their lifestyle, they establish a routine to save time. This might sound like a drag, but there is nothing better than having time off, and not having to spend it running errands ten times a day or cleaning the house in one shot.
9. They understand the power of one.
One checking account, one savings account, one credit card, one email address is a way to understand that consolidation and simplicity equals more freedom, and increase abundance in your personal and financial when life by not having to pay tons of bank and credit cards fees.
10. When planning, they do it once and do it right.
Perfectly organized people do not just plan in advance, they plan way ahead of time, and they plan in detail. Their “To-do lists” look like scrolls, but it is only because they have broken down each of their tasks into manageable mini-tasks. Not only does this make each goal less overwhelming, it also helps you foresee any potential conflicts that could get in the way of your end result.
11. They do not procrastinate.
Because of how much respect they have for their time and that of others, perfectly organized people do not procrastinate, and have no reason to because they maintain as they go their “To do list” to ensure everything is done on schedule and have everything listed in their list ensuring nothing is forgotten.
For perfectly organized people, quantity equals clutter. They would rather be surrounded by items they use, enjoy, and actually have time to take care of properly. Professionally, they usually streamline their focus into a specialty where they can thrive, instead of working in more than one area and deliver mediocre work.
Bottom lime, you want to have free time and find everything you are looking for quickly so you can enjoy your life. Being organized – maybe not perfectly – is the only answer and whether you believe it or not it is fairly easy to achieve. All you need is the willpower and the determination. Do is once do it right. If you have any other questions you would like answered, please call Marie Morrell at 613-936-6873 or email: [email protected]