My office is atrocious. I'll just admit it. It's stacked with papers and boxes.Rather than filing bills and paperwork when they get too high, I don't even sort them. I just toss them in a cardboard box and forget about them. I've got stacks and stacks of those cardboard boxes, and they're taking up a 1/3 of my little 10' x 10' office. Obviously, this isn't an optimal working environment or filing system. Honestly, I think I missed the "organization" gene when it was handed out in heaven. I must have been in line for a double dose of the automation gene.
So, I bit the bullet and signed up for Debbye Cannon's Virtual Organizing Your Office Fast day. I was immediately interested when I heard about it, but I postponed enrolling because I'm having a slumber party with the young women from church at my house the night before, and assume I'll be exhausted. Besides that, the whole thought of getting this office organized still feels overwhelming -- even with professional help.
Debbye assured me that she'll be taping the calls that will be staggered throughout the Saturday, I still was hesitant. Why? I know I'm going to hit snags and have questions that I want answered as I go, and I really wanted to be part of the live calls to get custom feedback just for me.
So I told Debbye my concerns and she reminded, "Don't forget, you get follow-up email consulting after the call." That's what I needed to know... I will have Debbye available to answer my questions when I hit a box of paperwork that stumps me cold. So I took the plunge and committed to the task. After all, that really is the bottom line with anything like this -- committing to do something about the overwhelming toleration in your life. Now that I've committed, I think I may make the calls anyway. After all, they don't start until 11am my time.
What are you tolerating? Is it your office? Join me for Virtual Organizing Your Office Fast day. Whatever it is...how would committing to a decision and taking action make a difference in your life?