Monday, March 29, 2010

Why Is This So Hard?? UGH!

I always thought of myself as someone who is overly organized. I always know what time and where things are without looking at my calendar and I am always on time. My home is always clean and picked up (for the most part, I am human). I know where everything is and everything has a place. My personal life is always organized and working like a well oiled machine. Then I started a business.


Over the past 3 years, I have run and operated a business from my home. I love it, I love being the boss and setting my own hours and being in charge. I love being the lead designer on all my projects and knowing that it is MY work. What I don't love is all the paperwork and all the files and random busy-work I have to keep up with. They don't teach you how to organize that stuff in college. They don't tell you about all the tax stuff you will have to keep up with and all the junk that you will have to mail and file. UGH! Not fun at all!! It doesn't help that I am completely and utterly scattered when it comes to organizing my work life. My office is neat and tidy, but I am not sure where anything is!

I feel like a fool. Shouldn't it be easy to stay on top of things? I am so organized in other areas of my life, why is this so hard? Why can't I stay on task?? What is wrong with me??
So, I've decided to make it my #1 "work goal". I WILL get organized! I am a smart person, I can do this!! And I am inviting all of you who feel unorganized to join me in my adventure!! If you are struggling to stay organized in some way, then let's get organized!!!

I found these blogs that I think will be a huge help to get me started. Lot's of great tips and ideas!! I actually really love organization, I just have a hard time doing it for myself!! (I love office supply stores, how can this be??)


www.penelopeloveslists.com, www.deliciouslyorganized.blogspot.com, www.blog.seejanework.com, www.bneato.blogspot.com, http://unclutterer.com

I would also LOVE to hear from any of you who have great ideas for organizing my work life. Any of you who work from home or just have organization down to a fine art. I would love to hear what you think!!


Ok, I am off to get started on my organizational journey!!! I'll keep you posted!

3 comments:

Bneato said...

good luck on your organizing journey--let me know if you ever need advice on products, etc and I'd be happy to help out (can always turn topic into a post:)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Okay, so I love the idea of being organized, but if you saw my bedroom/workspaces right now? You would NEVER know it. I'm trying to get everything put away, organized, all that good stuff...but it's hard. It's hard to find the time! So good luck, Meredith!

Meredith from PenelopeLovesLists said...

You know I'm a big believer in this quote:

"What you focus on, you can resolve."

You're focused on this, so you're gonna make great progress. I know it!