What do you avoid or deny by allowing yourself to be perpetually disorganized? Bragging about being disorganized is like bragging about being busy – it’s really up to you. Do you enjoy the constant state of disarray or demands on your time? Would you rather be able to function with less stress and have time for what is actually deserving of your time?
When we keep ourselves so busy that we can’t keep up the daily pace of life as far as order is concerned, what are we really sacrificing?
The most glaring is space – the more disorganized we are or even feel, the more our personal space, physical space and mental space will be affected. The visual noise of stuff everywhere screaming at us is annoying to say the least. The enjoyment of every activity is marred by the guilt of not dealing with the mess. It’s a challenge to feel serene in our personal space because it to is dominated by disorder. It’s a fact that the health of our mental space is greatly altered by the lack of peace in the physical realm.
Time – never being able to focus and enjoy single tasking because there is no room to allow such pleasure. It becomes a luxury. Everyone has their version of luxury. It may be champagne, caviar, a bubble bath, a nap, reading or just being still. Why deliberately sabotage ourselves – what advice would you give a loved one that you observed doing this? - Listen to your own advice!
Money – love it or hate it – it’s here to stay. Be your own champion and stop wasting your working hours by wasting your money. Buying something you already have because you can’t find it or to get it is too much hassle and involves moving too many items. Eating take out or fast food because you can’t be bothered to cook in the kitchen because of the state it’s in. Paying for extra activities for your kids because they can’t enjoy their home or you are too embarrassed for their friends to come over. All involves money.
Energy – think of how many power stations worth of energy it takes for you to carry on in this situation day after day. Examine the effects of your actions. Not to berate yourself but to actually be a friend to yourself. How much energy do you expend getting after everyone and swallowing your frustration that they are just adding to the clutter and mess in your home? Not a pretty picture.
And now for the finale – guilt. Enough said? This one is the ultimate killer. Aside from being a parasite to your health, both mental, emotional and physical, this one trumps all others. It doesn’t get us anywhere, it isn’t in proportion to reality, it paralyses us and quite frankly it’s a bore. I vote to work on putting it in its proper place and just move on with the next step that will help in the journey towards a workable life.