Is Your Disorganization Legit or are You Just Being Lazy?
Redheaded Rant Alert. As many of you may already know, my binder clip tip has gotten some awesome exposure. (Thanks Good Housekeeping and Lifehacker!) With this fabulous exposure, I've also made a rookie mistake.
I read some of the comments.
Why in the hell did I do that??? I know better!!!
But I did and here's what I discovered:
Many people out there are really lazy and they love to bitch.
OK...maybe I didn't *just* discover this. My stint in retail hell during undergrad taught me that.
Since the complainers didn't see the photos in their original context, they complained that it wouldn't work for them or was an extra step or wasted space, blahblahblah.
In its original context, it's perfect. And it works perfectly for me. I've never said that tip (or any of my tips) are the end all be all. As a matter of fact, many tips may not work for you. The best tips are the ones that work for your specific needs and home. Not all of them will fit. Like with all advice, take what works and let the rest fall away.
Still, I feel I need to address something that other organizers don't really like to say but I know many want to and it needs to be said.
I'm known for my "tough love" anyway.
So here it is.
Stop being so freakin' lazy!!!!
The majority of excuses I read and hear are just code for
But we sure do like to get critical and cranky instead of sucking it up, taking ownership and taking action don't we?
Don't like something? Fix it or stop bitching. Whichever doesn't matter but your current course of action is an absolute waste.
Waste of time.
Waste of energy.
Waste of breath.
Why don't you take a step back and perhaps a nap as well.
So how do we overcome this?
- Find and address the inefficiencies. - where in your schedule can you delegate, fine tune, or drop altogether.
- Remove the clutter - creating space gives you the room needed to do whatever it is you want/need to do. Visual clutter is also draining so you'll have more energy after letting go of what is no longer serving you.
- Suck it up and go through the uncomfortable spaces so that you can get to the other side with the time and energy to be less lazy.
I'm not saying you can't be lazy ever. But don't make that your default. Some specific laziness is good. It's called downtime and we all need it. But when it's your default you're not helping anyone...least of all yourself.
And you deserve better!
What is one thing can you do today to be less lazy and more organized?