Would it surprise you to learn that many of my clients are actually quite organized? They must be. They successfully run businesses and manage families and households. They earn academic degrees and professional awards. They make jewelry and quilts, and they write books. And they’ve done it all without my help because they’re organized in many ways. Or… at least they used to be…so, what happened?
They ask me for help when their situations change and their systems are thrown off track by life events (both happy and unhappy). I help them get back on track. Here are some ways to become Situationally Disorganized:
- moving house
- getting a new job
- moving to a new office
- getting married
- combining households
- having a new baby
- long-term illness
- death in the family
- starting a new business
- retirement and/or downsizing
Sometimes all my clients need is a fresh pair of eyes to help them see the solutions to their organizing and scheduling challenges. Other times there really is a piece of the puzzle missing and I help them find or create a new system that works for their new life. Sometimes everything’s working, more or less, and they just want some tips to help make it all work even better, or look nicer! A little decluttering (of time and/or space) helps them focus on what’s important and goes a long way towards regaining some control over their lives.
On the other hand, perhaps you are Chronically Disorganized? The definition, according to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) is this:
Chronic disorganization is having a past history of disorganization in which self-help efforts to change have failed, an undermining of current quality of life due to disorganization, and the expectation of future disorganization.
I specialize in helping the Situationally Disorganized. Depending on the situation, I sometimes refer the Chronically Disorganized to my colleagues who are more qualified (and more likely to succeed) in that area.
Are you Situationally Disorganized? What has changed in your life? Please share with us by leaving a comment!
Are you Chronically Disorganized? Do you need a referral?
Related: The Getting Back on Track Flow Chart
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