I am currently in the start phase of going through, week by week, Regina Leeds’ One year to an organized life. I got the book last year, but with all the things that happened then, and the fact that this book start in January, it is easier to give it a go now.
I am not one of those people who can have a spotless house without a lot of work behind it. Most of the time, it isn’t even a priority.
One of my resolutions for 2012 was to keep my flat tidy, and I hope that getting better at organizing will aid in that.
The first week is all about time management. How do I manage my time? How much time do I have to do things, and how can I be more effective?
I generally think that this time of year is the worst when it comes to time management for me. I leave work at the same time as I do in the summer, but because it gets dark so early – I am more inclined to stay in once I get home rather than go out.
It is also easier to sink down on the coach and watch TV or read than to do anything active, like housework, now than it is when it is lighter outside.
It’s why I have started going to the gym after work, and have the work-out clothes with me to work.
I’ve found that lists help, but also setting aside a specific amount of time to do the chores on the list. If I set the alarm on my phone for 30 minutes, I can get quite a bit done.
I’m very effective once I start, but I have trouble starting. Anyone else?