Is Getting Organized Really Just About Getting Organized?
Posted May 15, 2008on:
Today I read two posts out in the blogosphere that got me thinking.
One was about productivity at The Growing Life, (more on that in another post); and one was about emerging trends in blogging, posted by Darren at ProBlogger, where I like to hang out with the cool kids.
Listed among the five emerging trends was the growing popularity of “multi-topic” blogs. That was good to hear. Just this week I read posts from two fellow bloggers- Vered at MomGrind and Kelly at mysmallcents – who were questioning their ability – or desire – to stay “on topic”, and I could instantly relate.
Aside from the fact that my blog can’t decide if it’s giving advice or seeking advice, writing One Bag Nation is about much more than organizing socks or spoons . . . it’s about achieving peace of mind, feeling happy and experiencing more joy.
I’ll be the first to admit that my tidy sock drawer is thrilling – really – but what that tidy drawer means is that I’m not spending time frantically searching for socks, all the while lecturing myself on how disorganized I am and how hopeless it all is. That feels terrible; at worst it erodes my self-esteem and at best it makes me just plain cranky.
So . . . . all this to say that I’ve given myself permission for One Bag Nation to be about all the issues that arise when we feel overwhelmed by clutter, to do lists, and the demands on our time; a little bit about how we got here in the first place; and with any luck some useful ideas for moving forward.
Whether you call it getting organized, decluttering, time management, or being more productive, I’d say it’s complicated stuff that goes beyond “neat and tidy” or “getting more done”.
So join me on the cutting edge of trendsetting, multi-topic blogging while we navigate the complex journey to order, serenity and peace of mind – and we might even sort a few socks and spoons along the way!