Get Organized Now! with Our Reader Tips By Maria Gracia March 7, 2017
Thought of the Week from Maria
Honey…I Can Do ‘Later’ Like Nobody’s Business In a consulting session with a client a month ago, she was telling me she had more than a dozen projects she needed to complete in order for her to be considered for a raise at work. So, in my attempt to understand what was holding her back, I asked her why she hadn’t started any of them yet. She thought about it, paused, and emphatically said, “Honey…I can do LATER like nobody’s business.” You know those moments when somebody says something so funny that you can’t help but laugh out loud? This was one of those moments. There are many reasons for procrastination, and while a small percentage of these are justified on occasion, most of the time we wait to begin things because 1) we’re not sure where to begin, 2) we’re not sure what to do once we begin (it’s going to take research…also known as “yuck!”), and/or 3) we don’t feel like doing it…we perceive that whatever it is, it’s going to be a big, fat pain in the neck. Want to stop procrastinating? Here is a very simplified 8-step plan: 1. Find your focus and zone in. Choose ONE project to start working on. 2. Commit to it in your mind. You have to have that “nothing is going to stop me now” feeling within you. 3. Break it into teeny-tiny pieces that are do-able. This is important. If whatever you have to do seems overwhelming, you haven’t chiseled it down enough. 4. Pick a piece. 5. Set a specific date and time to do it. 6. Do that one teeny piece on the day/time you said you would. 7. Reward yourself. 8. Repeat steps 4 through 8…and keep repeating until the entire project is accomplished. Then, move on to your next project. There is a little more to it, of course, but that’s the basic plan and you can begin using those steps today to stop procrastinating and start getting things done. P.S. Speaking of putting things off and procrastination, I would like to introduce you to a ground-breaking resource specifically designed to undo years and years of “I’ll do it later” habits in 21 days. You’ll learn why you procrastinate…and the exact steps to end this destructive habit forever, so you can start checking off items on your TO DO list one by one, and accomplish all of your goals in life as well. Visit: By the way, when you don’t procrastinate and you get this resource before Sunday March 12th, you’ll get $100 in bonuses. Sweet! So, don’t wait! All the details are below in this issue.
In Closing “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ― Abraham Lincoln And remember...Being organized creates a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life! Warmly, Maria Gracia Get Organized Now!
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1. Sometimes, my ideas really blow my wife’s mind! My wife is already in spring-cleaning-mode. The other day, I found her in the process of dusting off the tops of books being stored in our built-in book shelves. She was doing them one by one, with a microfiber cloth. Anyway, she’s a bit height-challenged, so she asked me to handle the job on the top shelf. I grabbed my ladder, climbed up, and noticed a pretty thick layer of dust on the tops of the books. I climbed back down, secured a blow dryer and an extension cord, plugged in, climbed back up, put the dryer on the high-cold setting, and blew the dust off the tops of the books. This, of course, didn’t make my wife happy because a lot of the dust she had already dusted fell down on the books she already did. So, I had to repeat this process on the other shelves…top to bottom. I then grabbed the vacuum cleaner, and vacuumed up all the fallen dust. My wife still feels I should have taken the time to carefully dust each book, but it’s not like we have any books that are going to be passed down to generations or anything. In fact, thinking of you that day, I suggested we get rid of some of these books. She agreed and we donated three full boxes, which freed up room on our shelves for some decorative items my wife has been wanting to display. All in all, I’d say it was a very productive project. Sometimes, my ideas really blow my wife’s mind…literally! -- Joseph P., Teaneck, NJ I’ve been following your advice for years…and always find, and use, your helpful tips! 2. I should have followed your advice the first time. Second time is a charm though! About a year ago, I wrote to you because I felt like I was wasting a lot of time in my day. You suggested that I track my time. At the time, I felt like that was going to be a waste of time, so I didn’t bother. I am writing to apologize for doubting you. Still feeling like I wasn’t making the best of my days, about a month ago, I did, in fact, start tracking my time, using your Time Log in your Easy Organizer. I should have followed your advice the first time. Second time is a charm though! By taking the time to track my time, like you said I should months ago, I was able to find more than two dozen areas of my life that were able to be either eliminated or streamlined. I’m getting tons more done now and am feeling so much more efficient. So my two tips to your readers is this: 1) Don’t dismiss advice from experts. There is a good chance they know what they’re talking about. 2) Use a time log to track everything you’re doing in your day…and do this for a 2-week period. Use the next two weeks in your month to evaluate what you’re doing. You’re now armed with a “visual” tool to make decisions about what to stop doing, and also what needs to be evaluated to ensure it could be done faster and with less effort. -- Cameron L. 3. Cell phone battery life…and how do these kids know everything?! The other day, I was out and about shopping with my 15-year-old son, and realized I forgot to charge my cell phone the night before. The battery power was getting kind of low. I mentioned this to my son, because I was concerned that I would run out of battery power before I got home, and I thought I should find somewhere to plug in. He told me to just switch to “Low Power Mode.” Doing this disables non-essential tasks temporarily, giving me enough battery life to get home from the mall, without having to stop and charge the phone. How do these kids know everything?! -- Diane B., Columbia, SC I am married with three grown sons and three dogs.
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