You've heard of personalities like sanguine, melancholy, and
phlegmatic. You're about to enter the world of organization styles.
When I'm working on multiple projects, my desk becomes a
nightmare. Unfortunately, that's become the norm around here. It's not that I
don't try to organize. I make files, lists, lists for my lists, lots of piles,
and I even have one of those multi-pocket plastic bins on the wall.
Of course, I must have those articles handy. Oh, and don't
forget the CD player and a stack of CD's. Mail that needs attention sits in
another pile. Items I need for a meeting or interview are listed separately
from my daily to-do list and my things-I-must-do-but-not-today list. Yeah, you
get the picture.
When I analyzed the problem, I discovered something. While
my desk isn't visually pleasing, it functions. Deadlines are met, tasks get
done, and I know where everything is located. So, why am I aiming for a
magazine-like setting? All I'm doing is adding unnecessary stress to my life.
Writers: Do you
function better if you're a neatnik or an organized chaotic? Why?
Readers: Do you have stacks of books on your nightstand or
are they catalogued and shelved in perfect order? Descriptions would be most
enjoyed by all. :)
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