I Used to Be So Organized: Help for Reclaiming Order and Peace
Combining spiritual encouragement and practical application I Used to Be So Organized presents a balanced approach to finding order and peace for today s overwhelmed woman.
I Used to Be So Organized addresses the frustrations many women feel when they can't get a handle on their lives. They know, deep in their hearts, they should be able to manage things. After all, they used to be organized . . . ten or twenty years ago. But now, life seems to hand them one distraction and challenge after another, and ''helpful technology'' that just seem to add to the problem. Just when they think they have ''caught up,'' something else changes, and there s more to be done.
In this book, Glynnis Whitwer addresses the issue of organization based in this new reality of information overload, overwhelming choices, increased expectations and technology advances that won t slow down. This book contains twenty-three chapters, each short enough for a busy woman to read during a lunch break. Every aspect of life comes together in this one easy-to-read guide.
says this about taking time to think: “[T]hinking in more effective ways about projects and situations can make things happen sooner, better and more successfully.”11 Really, thinking is an underestimated art. Nurturing this art will tap your mental potential. You have creativity inside you because you were created in the image of God. Put yourself in pause and allow creativity to develop. As you think and pray, you will know how to progress with getting organized. In this chapter, I've
are supposed to do. If you are constantly behind schedule, underperforming, angry, making mistakes, or late, then something needs to be changed. Here are some examples of common time management problems: Saying yes to things you shouldn't. Not differentiating between urgent and important. Allowing too many unnecessary interruptions. Using time inefficiently. The good news is all of this can change. I've addressed the issues of how to say no, setting reasonable expectations, and
basket on top for keys and use the drawers to store those little items that easily get lost. Shoes I know many people like to keep shoes by the front door. In case you do, some options include providing cubbyholes or baskets, instead of having them loose on the floor. However, may I respectfully recommend discontinuing that habit? Dirty shoes can mar your guests’ first impressions— both visually and with a less-than-pleasant aroma. By providing adequate shoe storage in bedrooms, family
not be able to afford a new book. Check with local schools, libraries, service organizations, and ministries to see who accepts books. Sell them used on Amazon. Give them away to friends. Donate like-new books to your church to use as door prizes. Sell them as a fundraiser for your favorite ministry. My mother's church holds a book sale every year to raise funds for their women's retreat. I always have bags to give her. For those books you want to keep, consider adding bookshelves.
want to keep long-term, and place them in a bookcase. For magazines you really don't want to keep, establish an exit plan. I've got some ideas in Chapter Thirteen on overcoming paper clutter. Craft Supplies and Games These items can take up lots of space. Store them in stacking boxes to make the most of your space. Consider storing games behind the closed doors of an armoire or entertainment center to minimize visual clutter. If the game box is damaged, transfer game boards and pieces to