These are some comments from a recent workshop.
How many of these things are also costing you money?
- Inconsistent car maintenance
- Putting things off until “someday”
- Replacing items I can’t find
- Replacing items I forgot I had
- Kids wanting/demanding more and more things
- Chaos in the office = less energy to create programs and serve clients
- Filing taxes and finalizing divorce papers
- Buying books
- Poor time management impacts my ability to profitably run my practice
- Inefficient management of health care forms and not filing insurance claims
- Robbing Peter to pay Paul
- Eating out too often
- Procrastination and laziness
- Carrying too much stuff in my car
The above is just the tip of the iceberg.
The pervasive impact disorganization has on a person’s life goes so far beyond their wallet — which of course shouldn’t be downplayed or minimized.
In the coming weeks, I want to explore the greater implications of disorganization.
When one is unable to maintain even basic self-care, it becomes understandable how one can not or does not consistently show up as a good friend, neighbor, or citizen.