I didn't think so either.
But this morning, I decided it was time to re-enter the office world and began with the clean-up. I tossed out the grocery-sized bags of garbage and placed the those containing outdated magazines in the recycling bin. I stacked the empty boxes, of which I found most of the them to be, taking them to the room where they are stored. The smaller-sized items were moved into another area of the room where I could keep an eye on them -- these are the important papers.
Once I had enough floor room, the carpet was vacuumed and the vision began to form how I wanted the layout of the room to be. The long white folding table that holds my computer was now placed facing the north window, not against the opposite wall. I am seeing the light (yes, both meanings intended). As I enter, the room is warm, alive, and inviting.
All this effort took less than 90 minutes. I actually had been dreading the process for days!
How often do you get caught up in the massiveness of a situation to where it halts your progress? Do you see the overwhelm of clutter and work that must be done in order to get clarity? Or do you do what I did and take care of the clutter when ready to?
Not the best of solutions, perhaps; but it worked for me. I knew the room wasn't going to clean itself. I also knew that I had to do it myself, with no help; it's the only way I know where items are put. (At my age though, that is not always the case!)
1. Make the decision.
2. Stick to the decision.
3. Carry out the decision.
When deciding that putting my office back together would aid me to move forward with other tasks that are waiting for completion (like my e-book) I knew it was imperative to stick to the decision and carry it out.
With the room looking as good as it does, I feel more inclined to sit at the table, look out toward the sunlit blue sky, and be inspired once again so that I can share my encouraging and supportive words with you.
Time to get move on and away from this post. It's great to change-up the scenery, isn't it?
“If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes”