Getting organized IS possible and CAN be learned. Just keep these ideas in mind...
- Baby steps are best. Just as it's taken a while to "create" a mess or to become overwhelmed, it'll take a while to improve things too. Break big projects into smaller tasks, and you'll find you can accomplish more -- a bit at a time -- rather than diving into a project with no end in sight. So, instead of trying to re-do your bedroom, for example, focus first on making your bed every morning.
- Practice makes perfect. The common thought is that it takes 3 weeks to create a habit -- sometimes longer. Remind yourself daily about the new habit you're striving to create (such as bed-making) and make point of doing it. Pretty soon, you'll find it's automatic. Then it's time to add a new "to do" task to your routine!
- If you don't succeed, try, try again! Yes, there are those days when you roll out of bed -- and don't bother with smoothing out the sheets. Is an unmade bed a sign of failure? No way! Simply resolve to go back to your original goal and realize that setbacks will occur now and then. Consistency counts, but 100% perfection is not expected!