I feel completely and utterly disorganized lately. The house feels like a total mess, and my closets need to be completely emptied and sorted through. I have a mental To Do list that I can never seem to get on top of.
I am a list maker by nature. If I don’t have a list, it seems that I cannot act. At home, my list-making notebook has disappeared, so no lists are currently being made, and nothing is getting done. I will have to add buying a new notebook or maybe a whiteboard to my mental list of things to do (that never get done). You can see my problem.
Earlier this week I wanted to bring a different pair of shoes into the office, but I couldn’t find them anywhere, even though I have a very specific place where I keep my shoes. I also haven’t been able to find my black dressy purse anywhere for about a year. Perhaps it’s buried in my closet, or maybe I even left it behind the last time I used it.
On Monday I bought myself a Second Cup gift card so that I wouldn’t have to dig around in my purse for money each morning to feed my caffeine addiction. I put the card in an easily accessible pocket of my bag, and now it is no longer there. I must have moved it when I was heading out for a coffee, but where on earth did I put it?
Other things on my list of things to do:
1. I need to dig out health insurance information so that I can make some claims.
2. I have RSP banking to do that I have been putting off for a year
3. I have doctor’s and physiotherapy appointments to make
4. I bought Vitamin D supplements on the advice of my doctor about a month ago and I have only remembered to take them one time (twice – I just took one!)
5. Today I brought all of my running clothes so that I could go run on the treadmill at lunch. EXCEPT my iPod. I can run outdoors without music but there is no way that I can stare at empty space for half an hour without it
6. I owe approximately 45 people dinner invitations
7. The entire contents of my basement were loaded into a storage container before we started renovating, and it all still needs sorting because we were in too much of a rush to do it at the time.
8. Order yet another Epi-Pen for N (really does she need one in the school office, one in her after school program [in same school] , and one on her person?)
So, do I need a professional organizer, or do I just need to get moving and get it all together? Am I motivated enough to take some time out of my precious winter Saturdays to tackle this?
I’m asking, but I really do know what the solution is. I need to break it down into bite-sized chunks that are manageable and not overwhelming, and tackle them bit by bit. The part I haven’t figured out yet is why I have such a hard time getting going. The only good news here is that I have now written down my mental list so that you can all
judge me encourage me.