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2/22/21 9:12 A

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I agree Linda, but also for me just indecision on my part.

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Following through or completing one task before starting another, I will start a chore and then see something else that needs to be done so at the end of the day I am tired and have several unfinished jobs.

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1/12/21 8:10 P

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I agree with all of this. I have a hard time getting started, because I don't feel that it will make a difference EVEN THOUGH I KNOW that every little bit matters and it all adds up. I also struggle with FOCUS. I get started on something that leads me to something else and then I have a bunch of half started somethings.

NEED TO START SMALLER and STAY FOCUSED!


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1/12/21 10:35 A

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Daily chores/ picking up is my down fall

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1/12/21 10:29 A

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Yes procrastination is a biggie for me too. I just donít like doing it.

Me moved into our current 2 1/2 years ago. Before that I had purged a lot of stuff out of my life. My house is pretty organized. It was a big downsizing.

Yesterday my husband got me out a box with very old journals and notebooks. I should probably sort them into some kind of order, like oldest to newest, but I just started reading the first one that I came to. It was written the first year after I had graduated from college and working at my first official job. I plan to finish going through it, but yes, I need to organize these notebooks by order written.

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For me, it's actually my procrastination and lack of vision. I know it needs decluttered and organized, I just have a hard time getting started. I think if I could visualize what I want the end result to be, rather than just clear of clutter, more what I want the room to be, how I want it to feel, that might help. I've got some work ahead of me....

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1/11/21 7:51 P

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Usually, it is my own self talk/procrastination. Over a period of years Iíve worked to tell myself anything I DO or attempt is going to be better than what is left undone.

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1/11/21 7:43 P

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I used to be really organized and I love cleaning - like, when I was in college I would go home for a weekend and clean my mother's house, completely, for fun (I had no life, lol) . But I have health issues (multiple sclerosis) that cause me to tire easily and I don't have the stamina I used to have. What used to take a couple of hours (to clean my house) would now take me 3 days and I don't often have 3 'good' days in a row.

I'm also a 'collector' - that's not the best term but I can't think of a better one - I tend to hang on to stuff that I have an emotional connection to. I don't have piles of stuff every where but I have more stuff than I need. I've been getting better about getting rid of things I don't use - like clothes that I bought that still have the tags, I have donated all new/not used clothes, all but one pair of jeans (my 'goal weight jeans').

I hang on to paper and pens - I have pens I used in college, 35 years ago. I don't want to let them go. I keep papers (like, the original receipt from the freezer my mom gave me that she bought in 1982 - it just died a couple of months ago) I have a filing cabinet full of papers I've saved - greeting cards, folders full of information, instructions for crafts that I might try (that have been in there for 20 years), anything given to me by someone special.

I have a lot of 'aspirational clutter' - things I had good intentions for using/doing. I've gotten rid of a lot of it in the last couple of years - partially finished craft projects; yarn (tons of yarn) particular baking pans that only have one purpose; things I was saving for crafts that I never got started on; but I still have some stuff in my craft closet that I will likely never use but can't let go of yet.

One other obstacle is this old house doesn't have much closet / cupboard / counter space - there's no linen closet, there's only one closet in the master bedroom (not very large) and a coat closet near the kitchen door (that I converted into a pantry so I could have someplace to store flour and cereal and canned goods) I keep towels and bedsheets in an old china cabinet but it's not a tall one, it's at floor level so I have to get down on my hands and knees to get into it (not convenient when I'm mostly dizzy with vertigo all the time) I have another hutch thing in the kitchen for storing small appliances like my crockpot and another hutch in the front hall where I keep extra kitchen things (baking pans) and misc things like batteries and candles and phone/device charger cords etc. I'm really hoping our next house has closets so I can get rid of these larger pieces of furniture.

Anyway, I'm curious what obstacle you all face when it comes to organizing - and/or how you overcame the obstacles in your home/life. emoticon

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