When I tell people that I am organized, I get two things said to me:
1- You must have OCD! Um NOOO. I don’t have Obsessive compulsive Disorder.
2- You must be a Type A Personality! UM Nooo. A temperament characterized by excessive ambition, aggression, competitiveness, drive, impatience, need for control, focus on quantity over quality and unrealistic sense of urgency. It is commonly associated with risk of coronary disease and other stress-related ailments.
I’m more of a Type B personality: traits are relaxed, less stressed, flexible, emotional and expressive, and have a laid-back attitude.WITH some ambition and drive!
I want to abolish those thoughts of OCD and being Type A to being organized. Lets also throw in uptight, humorless, strict, you get the picture. Those imply that being organized is a negative trait!!! Where did that come from?! You don’t have to be a certain personality to be organized. Being organized IS a mindset, it doesn’t take over mind and erase who you are as person. It will make you happier though. Organization will make your life run smoother and easier. Having systems in place will give you more time back and save you money.
So lets spread this around! Being organized simply means being organized!