Day 15 – Is your Workspace working for you?

The message below was sent to the participants of the Facebook event, 21 Days of ACTION with Organizing Your Life.  Details are here.


Hi there!

Today, please do your best with the following requests:

1) Spend a minimum of 30 minutes organizing and clearing out your workspace or desk.

By this I mean:

  • open drawers and discard items you no longer need
  • put all papers needing to be filed together in one place
  • place books on shelves or in stacks where they belong
  • all correspondence needing to be answered in one place, bills in one file, each project in its own folder or container
  • supplies…organized and streamlined (we often have excess clogging the space)
  • and put all items belonging elsewhere, where they belong…

2) Do the above while timing yourself. Use a timer or clock…see how much you can get done in 30 minutes

3) Then assess and plan the remainder of the project (if not complete) over the next 2-3 days. Allot chunks of time wherever possible in order to get your workspace organized.

4) Instead of stopping to do the things you run into…which can/will take you off task (you will begin new tasks, forgetting about ORGANIZING the space) CREATE a pile with a list at top. “Things to do over the next X number of days”

Be very explicit with the action steps. The more detail the better. And STICK to the plan, getting them done by that date. [be sure to let your accountability partner know about this list]

5) THEN…you know what’s next right?…Yes, Celebrate!!

CELEBRATE your efforts, your sincere commitment to performing at your highest and best and your accomplishments with doing the actual work involved in living your dream.

There is no success without order! 🙂

Wishing you an abundance of light, love and order,