THANK YOU! – ABOG Steering Committee (Alex, Sandi, Alfred) LOVE THE UC SYSTEM GOT MY START at UCLA PROFESSORS, DEANS, CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE OTHER CAMPUSES CONSULTING CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
TODAY WE’LL COVER: Insider info of the Hoarders show 3 Reasons for Disorganization Top 2 Areas of Disorganization Organizing According to YOUR Brain Overwhelm Tips to Organize your Home, Office, Life
2 ITEMS TO START RAFFLE 3 ITEMS – Business Cards in Box 1. Most Recent Book - SYF 2. Most Recent DVD - SOP 3. Five Session Video Series – CTC PARTICPATE – Nod, raise a hand, be moderately engaged…….
WHAT’S OUT OF WHACK? DESK KITCHEN COUNTER CAR BODY CLUTTER MIND CLUTER OVERCOMMITTED CALENDAR BULGING CLOSET PAPER SHARE!
YES! IS IT POSSIBLE THAT WHEN YOU ORGANIZE YOUR HOME or OFFICE YOU CAN FINALLY TAKE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME OR DO SOMETHING ELSE IMPORTANT? www.DorothyTheOrganizer.com
Travel Around the World How? Planning and Organizing
1. TECHNOLOGY Devices Digital Clutter Time it takes to buy & learn
2. CULTURE We pick up Freebies & promotional items We go Shopping Have Kid’s activities Travel Junk mail Advertising Packaging Recycling (bags, plastics, metal, etc.) Photos in duplicates & triplicates Events, parties, holidays, gifts, cards Interruptions Bills
And that’s not all - We’re spread so thin that… We have to hire housekeepers to clean our homes trainers to exercise our bodies bookkeepers to pay our bills Pet sitters to watch the animals gardeners to handle the yard
3. SELF SUFFICIENCY FALLACY TRAVEL AGENTS, booking your flights on-line LANDSCAPERS & DECORATORS, re-designing your home BANKERS, banking on-line STOCKBROKERS, trading on line DESIGNERS & PUBLISHERS, designing birthday cards, logos, photo albums; publishing newsletters on-line Plus you play BORDER PATROL to protect your identity from hackers. You have to install FIREWALLS and ANTIVIRUS software and You can’t just throw something away, you have to SHRED it first !
TOP 2 AREAS OF DISORGANIZATION? 1. PAPER 2. OVERWHELM
Is a cluttered desk the sign of a busy person? “Organized people are just people who are too lazy to look for things!”
ORGANIZE ACCORDING TO “HOW YOUR BRAIN THINKS” Projects on the Dining Room Table
ORGANIZE ACCORDING TO “HOW YOUR BRAIN THINKS” Talking about Paper Piler & Stacker vs. Filer
SOLVE PAPER ISSUES NOW! T “Toss it” A “Act on it” P “Pass it on” P “Pile it or File it” 4 CHOICES Graduation announcement
Top Area of Disorganization: 2. OVERWHELM! O’Factor OVERSPENDING OVERCOMMITTED OVEREATING OVERTIRED
OVERWHELM - OVERTIRED ORGANIZE YOUR SLEEP ROUTINE (parent yourself) Think more clearly / Don’t turn to sugar to wake up
MORNING VS. NIGHT? Plan your day……in the a.m. or p.m.
PLANNING STOMPS OUT OVERWHELM What is the single most important task I need to accomplish today (or tomorrow)?
ORGANIZE YOUR HOME IN ZONES: Right now Fresh start at anytime during the year. Reduce stress, upgrade your health, earn more money, and change your life so you look and feel better. Tips for getting organized throughout the house
My Spouse (roomate / child) has the Clutter Problem – now what? CLUTTER ZONE CLUTTER FREE ZONE 50 / 50
IRRITATION vs. BOUNDARIES When others talk on the phone too much People step into your space in line at grocery store When visitors don’t leave your office People run late Husbands end up in jail? (let me explain) SPACE – claim it! Speak up!
ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE VALUES What’s most important? Spirituality, art, finances, work? Family, health, rebuilding a car? Movies, reading, care giving?
1. WORK 2.FIND A MAN 10. HEALTH MINE? 5:00. 5:30, 6:00, 6:30
ORGANIZE ACCORDING TO YOUR LIFE VALUES (took a look at my life) 1. HEALTH 2. EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIPS 3. ADVENTURE