Organizing any space in your home can be overwhelming. You may have already decided what projects to work on and when to work on them, but you keep getting stuck when you try to start.
I want to share with you three tips on how to get started that actually have more do with what’s going on inside your head than the organizing task itself.
1) Do Something Fun First - The ADHD mind is stimulated by things it finds interesting. Let’s face it, organizing is most likely not one of your top ten things to do during the weekend, so we have to find a way to make it more interesting. One way is to do something fun prior to working on any of your organizing tasks. Do something that fills you up with positive energy like listening to your favorite music, taking a walk, or working on a hobby. This wakes up your mind and will make it much easier to approach a task like organizing in a more positive way.
2) Work When You Feel Your Best - Deciding when you are going to work on your project can make a big difference on how motivated you feel and help you actually start the project. If you’re not a morning person, don’t plan to organize in the morning, I can guarantee you will find something different to do. If you work during the times where you feel the most energized, you will get more done in a shorter period of time.
3) Organize in Sprints - Pete and I have talked a lot about sprinting in our podcast, the idea of doing work in shorter periods of time can help you start your projects. It’s much less overwhelming to work for 30 minutes than all afternoon. If you have any competitiveness in you, make a game out of it. Set the timer for 30 minutes and see how much you can get done. If you do these small sprints over a period of time, you will get yourself organized.
Until Next Time,