Is procrastination stopping you from getting organized?

Why don’t I want to do it now?

Is it boring?

  • Do it anyway and consider the consequence if you don’t do it.


  • Break it into smaller parts and do one or several parts at a time

Do I only have small blocks of time available but want to do everything from start to finish?

  • Change your mindset and make it a positive idea.  Small blocks of time mean you only need to do a small amount of work

Am I tired?

  • Be aware of your circadian rhythms.  Each of us peaks at different hours of the day.  Before and after lunch is usually a good time to catch up on mundane activities

Do I fear failure or that it won’t turn out perfectly?

  • Fear of losing things,
  • forgetting things
  • not finishing things or
  • doing the wrong thing can generate a lack of action.

How to be Successful

1. If you are easily distracted keep only one project on your desk at a time.

2. Give yourself a time span to complete a project and don’t let your mind wander from the task.  Set a timer.  When it goes off you change what you are doing or take a break and come back to the same task.

3. Try setting small goals and giving yourself rewards, a coffee, a walk, 15 minutes on Facebook, calling a friend etc

4. Think of how you will feel when the task is completed, pride, relief, satisfaction

There are more great ideas in a book titled  “Don’t Agonize Organize Your Office” by Diane A Hatcher

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Julie Stobbe, professional organizerJulie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, virtually using Zoom. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She uses her love of teaching to reduce clutter, in your home, office, mind and time. She guides and supports you to be accountable for your time, to complete projects and reach your goals. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Online courses are available to help instruct, coach and support your organizing projects. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.

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  1. Maria on February 5, 2019 at 10:57 am

    This is a great article Julie. Great post!

    • Julie Stobbe on February 5, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      I find it is so easy to develop excuses to delay doing things until you don’t have enough time to do it well.

  2. thietkenhadep on February 19, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Great post! thank you for sharing

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