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.