Friday, May 16, 2008

Are you over-organised?

I used to think there was no such thing as too organised.

I was wrong - I have met Over-Organised and it is not a pretty sight!

Before I get ahead of myself, let me ask you, "Why do you organise?"

Generally, people organise their lives to save time, save money, for a feeling of peace and harmony in their homes, etc.

So if your organising is costing you these things, then I say you're over-organising.

Let me give you some examples:
1. If your stuff has to be JUST SO and it means that your husband and kids can't leave a thing out of place otherwise the MOMMY MONSTER comes out, then you're over-organising.

2. If you spend hours categorising and making folders and sub-folders in your inbox, and it takes you 15 minutes to find anything because you have to remember exactly how you filed it, then you're definitely over-organising!

Remember, the point of being organised is to save time.

So avoid complicated systems that you AND YOUR FAMILY can't use easily.

Does any of this sound familiar? Are you over-organised? What are you going to do about it?

1 comment:

Megan @ Disorder2Order said...

I too have met over-organized and you are right, it's not pretty. What I find to be most challenging for me is trying to justify to the "over-organized" why they SHOULD stop organizing...

It's almost like they feel like they want to be perfect... which we know, is not possible.

Great post Marcia!