Second Rule of Organizing
photo credit Adam Kuban
If you don’t already have one, develop a good sense of humor.
Getting organized, getting better organized, changing up your systems can be challenging. (And then there’s Murphy’s Law and Mercury Retrograde to factor in. 😉 You need to be prepared to laugh whenever necessary – especially at yourself.
Most of us take ourselves way too seriously. We judge, constantly, and make negative evaluations that just slow down the process. It’s important to recognize that we’re usually doing the best we know how to do at the time and to give ourselves a break. As long as we’re making steady progress toward whatever goals we’ve set for ourselves, it’s natural and OK to screw up a little or even a lot.
Once you have this rule firmly under your belt, you’re ready to tackle the job ahead.