Have you ever read something at a sort of perfect storm moment? When it seems like it’s the ideal time to read it and it makes you reevaluate your whole life? I read a post on the Alt blog a couple of months ago called “Staying Creative Over the Long Haul.” There were lots of great tidbits in the post but one part totally resonated with me—and totally blew my mind.
One of the tips was “Keep your life organized.” The blogger (Rebecca Beach from A Daily Something) talked about how messiness made her less motivated. Simple, really. But it totally opened my eyes.
I’m the kind of person who generally has six different projects going on at once, two kids climbing her like a jungle gym, and a house that looks like the epicenter of an earthquake. With so much going on I generally don’t know where to even begin. I start things, my mind racing about all of the other things on my list, and stop in the middle of it to tackle something else that might (might) be more important.
But what if it didn’t have to be that way? What if something as simple as organization could completely change my little universe? I knew I had to at least attempt it, so I accepted this new mission and sort of changed my life in the process.
Here’s a little glimpse at what I learned along the way…