Today is Wednesday. My Toolbox Tuesday edition was due for posting YESTERDAY. Yes, I’m a day late.
I tend to pride myself on being organized. My day job almost requires OCD-level organization. (I work for lawyers.) You’d think with all the lists and tickler systems I use to keep track of my deadlines, I would have had the Toolbox Tuesday post ready to go on time.
Um, No. Not this week.
Staying organized and focused is a big deal for one to successfully achieve goals. Nowadays, I’m in this constant state of information overload, which is only compounded by all the electronic reminders and apps that track my whereabouts.
I think I’ve become numb to the dings and bells and flashing icons telling me that I have 15 minutes before a meeting. I hardly notice anymore when the Outlook text turns from black to red in the task list. I just reset it.
All of these tricks and tools are only useful if they work for you and the situation in which you exist. Routines work for me. However, I was out of my routine this week due to a business trip. Sleep has been disrupted. Mealtimes and diet plans out the window.
I’m way off my game, and for whatever reason I’m not bouncing back in the groove.
Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something. Perhaps I’m over committed. It could be that I’m just having an off
day week and I need to regroup.
Whatever the reason, my organizational plan didn’t keep me on task this week. The online calendar reminders that sync to the smart phone are a nice idea. For me, anyway, I prefer the old fashioned calendar where you get to cross tasks off the list once complete. Very cathartic.
What methods do you use to keep yourself organized and on task? I’d really like to know!
p.s. Blog Post, done. Crossing that one off my list! 😉