Being Better Organized
with Regina Leeds, author of The
Zen of Organizing
Are you one of those people that wishes they were more organized,
but seems to have trouble getting and staying organized?
Well, first of all, you were probably never taught how to
get organized and it's a skill, so it's really a matter of seeing
if you have the skill.
author of the book The
Zen of Organizing, suggests a simple way for even the most
unorganized person to start getting organized.
thing in the world for you to do is to sit down and figure out
three simple actions that you could repeat for 21 days and turn
into habits. I'll give you some suggestions: never leave dirty
dishes in the sink, never leave clean dishes on the drainboard,
always put your keys in the same place. If you turn simple actions
like that into habits, they will change your environment and
also make you feel very powerful and very in control.
says at the workplace, the most common organizational problems
revolve around the filing cabinet.
go through your file systems, maybe every six months to a year,
just walk through it with your fingers; you'll be able to pull
out files that are no longer active. And I think to see people
get those out and put those, if you have a garage or some place
to store them, and then keep around you what is active and current
at the moment.
ideas, you can link to Regina's
website from ours, somethingyoushouldknow.net.
I'm Mike Carruthers and that's "Something You Should Know."