As a personal concierge service, My Divine Concierge spends a lot of time doing many different things for clients. Many times our tasks boil down to some sort of organizational need. For example, we might help declutter a home by organizing possessions and establishing creative storage solutions. We might help a business get a better handle on daily operations by organizing workflow. The truth is, there are many people who have trouble organizing their lives.
Organization is one of the keys to productivity and efficiency. This is true in both the business and personal arenas. The more organized a person is, the less room there is for confusion and chaos. If you have trouble getting and staying organized, there might be a very good reason behind it. Here are the top three reasons, at least from our experience:
3. Lack of Natural Ability
We all have things we are very good at and, conversely, things we do not do so well. The fact is that some people simply lack the natural ability to organize. That’s okay. It is not the end of the world. Having said that, the average person who doesn’t naturally organize well can still learn some fundamental skills. Learning such skills will at least allow for the basic organization that will help one avoid completely losing control.
How do you learn organizational skills if you lack natural ability? By working with others who are already good at it. There may be family members or friends you know of who are organizational aces. Spend some time with them. Learn what they do and how they do it.
2. Lack of Practice
Even those with natural organizational abilities can find themselves losing touch if they fail to exercise those abilities. As with any other natural talent, the natural ability to organize must be practiced if it is to remain sharp. Take the middle-aged man with a messy and cluttered workbench as an example. He may be a naturally organized person who simply fails to pay attention to his workbench on a regular basis. Eventually the bench may become so overwhelmed with clutter that he just gives up.
If he took the time every couple of weeks to go over his workbench and keep it clean and organized, he would stay sharp. His workbench would also remain in tiptop shape.
1. Lives That Are Too Busy
From our experience, it appears the number one reason people have trouble organizing is that their lives are too busy. Unfortunately, Americans have developed a mindset leading us to believe that we always have to be on the go. We spend so much time doing so many things that we have no time to just sit back and take stock of life. The inevitable result is chaos and confusion.
A life that lacks organization is a good candidate for ‘slimming down’. In other words, take a look at your weekly planner and honestly assess the necessity of all the things you have scheduled. If you are like most Americans, there are probably a number of things you could eliminate with very little negative impact. Slimming down your schedule will give you more space to breathe and more time to organize.
My Divine Concierge specializes in organizing for the home or business. If you need help, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can help you get things back in order in no time at all. And if you’re interested, we can even teach you some basic organizational skills that will help you in the future.