The first step asks that you admit you are powerless over Post-It’s and that your life is unmanageable.
I guess on some levels I must be a romantic. I guess I believe everything will just work out. You know, find the right girl (Or guy), and life will be without problem, without discord. Perhaps I am a little Pollyanna in part from the generation and culture I grew up in.
So my desire to be “organized” is not as good as I would like. I tend to rely on experience and not thought process some times. If I am helping someone else that is one thing…but me?At one point I thought getting all my paperwork into one (maybe two boxes) box was progress.
So, as I come in to the New Year I see some changes, I need to make.
- Get all my Post-It notes in one place. (I have perhaps 12 pads running simultaneously.)
- Get all my notes off the backs of envelopes and receipts on to one Post-It note pad.
- Get current Post-It notes onto 1, well maybe 2 pieces of larger paper. (Let them cascade.)
- Get more white boards. (At least a wall to start.)
- Get pictures off last 5 computers in to 1 place.
- Get notes on computers from 1995 to 1 place.
- Organize my computer desktop so Tina does not get lost.
- Get my notes in to one folder called “notes”
- Reduce number of “important” and “personal” folders to one each.
- Reduce the number of “to do” programs I have by 3.
- Determine not to open more than 10 windows and/or tabs at a time.
- Get those 6 boxes of pictures and photos scanned
- Get notes from “Evernote” to one folder.
- Get phone Post-It notes on to 1 page.
- Reduce the number of contacts in phone from 3,000 plus to a manageable 1,500 or so. (I have had my number since 1996!)
- Determine who the 6 “Adam’s” in phone are with no last name.
Just writing that all down was a lot!
I am sure there was more. May it be uncovered!
So may 2014 be a year of power, passion and reduced paperwork!