As I mentioned in my book, I had been personally frustrated with my inability to get things done that I really wanted to accomplish or experience. I was very disorganized. I have since learned that organizational skills are learned and not inherent. You will not be able to step back into the life you want to create without an organizational system. I would suggest the following steps:
- Pick an organizational system you feel you would like to learn. There are many but take the time to learn it. Don’t just purchase a day planner. You must learn the skills required to take advantage of it. I have found David Allen’s seminars and book, Getting Things Done (GTD) invaluable.
- Learn it.
- Decide whether you want to implement it on paper or use a computerized system.
- Use it. Don’t let yourself off the hook. It will become much easier over time.