Man I feel like I am working in a cupboard these days. The office somehow has become so overloaded with ‘stuff’ and my paperwork is piling up and up and up and up.
I am just swamped.
Feeling a little overloaded, I stood back from my desk and took a good look. Surprised at how bad it looked, so I took a photo with the thought that I’d fix this mess and then later, take another to show myself how good my space can look.
No wonder I cannot feel at peace in my office… it’s like a bomb has hit it and I can’t seem to get to it. I am spending so much time in the shop, on the phone, planning classes, altering the shop, talking to people and ordering stock. I love doing everything, I don’t think there is one job I don’t like doing at the shop, so it’s all fun… but I am not getting it all done. And I am leaving my paperwork – again. Why do I do that? I enjoy my paperwork. I just let it go as I guess it feels like it can be left.
Okay, so I lied… there is one job at the shop I don’t like. No, it’s not the bathroom… it’s the dishes. I leave them and the fairy comes.
Yesterday I had 23 Nagle girls in for a Cuttlebug Demo (by the way… they did themselves and the school very proud with their beautiful behaviour and manners well done ladies) then in the afternoon I had a nice TAFE group in who are about to embark on their first scrapbooking adventure. So, I didn’t get to it all my paperwork today… but I sure made a dent in it!
I read something today from a book my brother was carting around with him called “Think Smart Act Smart” by Darren Bridger and David Lewis.
WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
The following principle was orginally designed to help people clear the piles of paper from their in-trays or e-mails from their in-boxes – but it’s useful for any activity. Apply the 3D rule:
Drop it, or
Ok – the paperwork on my desk. I am going to DO IT.