First of all, I love organizing. I love to organize. I love having everything in its place. I love how it looks when everything is organized. I feel at peace when things are organized. I GET how organization in my own life has made it easier to function. But sometimes I DON’T FEEL LIKE ORGANIZING!
That’s right, you heard me! Sometimes I don’t feel like organizing. Organization is a constant job. Getting started and organized is the heavy part, the most challenging AND the most work. After that it gets much easier but nonetheless you have to keep it up. MOST of the time I have no problem hanging up the jacket I just wore back in its spot in the closet. Usually I can’t sleep until I wash every dirty dish from dinner and put them away. In general I keep my files in order of importance on my desk. But every once in a while I come home and I’m exhausted from work and the transportation from work. Some evenings I just want to come home, take off my shoes, grab a glass of wine and eat my leftovers form the night before AND NOT clean up. Sometimes I do JUST that and I don’t feel guilty or anxiety.
There is a BUT to this though….
In order for me to do this SOMETIMES, I had to first make a commitment to myself ALL THE TIME. I am an organized person. I have made the commitment to be an organized person. I made the commitment to organize and stay organized. Once I did that, I also allowed myself to be human. It’s okay for me to occasionally feel tired and not in the mood. I am NOT perfect. Sometimes there is no reason to look deeper into the “why”, its just what it “is”. I made myself the promise that when these times arise, I will quickly get back on the path. Its like being on a healthier eating lifestyle and on a random Tuesday you have a Hostess Twinkie. You won’t die. The universe won’t implode. The world won’t stop. Its’OKAY. Just as long as you have the larger commitment to yourself that being organized is one of the keys to your own happiness. It is to mine.
So I’m a Professional Organizer and I have to admit, with no shame, that sometimes I DON’T FEEL LIKE ORGANIZING!
But most of the time…I DO….