January 17, 2013
Getting More Organized
Yesterday, the January Cure called for us all to walk away from our electronic media for an evening so, after dinner, I let the computer go into sleep mode, turned off the television, and put my phone into “Do Not Disturb” mode. I read one of my library books instead, then had an early night, something I do all too rarely.
Today, I went through the first part of the pile-o’-crap under the window next to my desk. It’s not an easy process, since there is a ton of stuff on top of the three storage bins there. I cleaned down to the one in front of the other two, and it was a good afternoon’s work, made easier by the roomie’s ferrying things to where they need to go. I also got the floor space that I cleared vacuumed, which got a fairly thick layer of accumulated dust out of the room.
It feels a lot better, although there is still a ton of stuff to go through. There are still books to be put away (waiting on the dining table), and I was able to consolidate a couple of boxes of shoes into one storage bin, for further culling later. I also found a storage container for the Weight Watchers Weekly newsletters from 2010 through 2012, so that the smaller container for them on my desk is ready for the new 360° Program Weekly newsletters.
The main reason it’s going so slow is my own resistance and inertia. Yep, even though I know that this is what I really want to do, and that I am truly looking forward to the results, I still procrastinate and hem and haw about what (and how much) to do on any given day. Usually, I do break through the inertia and get what I planned done, and I am seeing major progress, but it still feels overwhelming at some levels.
However, I intend to persevere, and to maintain my space in the manner I want it to be maintained once I get it there.
How are your reorganizing plans going? What stops or resistance are you running into? How do you break through such stops or resistance?