The Sane Spaces Sanity Dimensions help you create some order out of chaos…
The Dimensions that underlie most organizing issues are your
your self (habits and behaviors) and the level of
support you have and need to keep you in flow and balanced!
Today’s post investigates the SELF Dimension, and how investigating this can help you gain perspective with your current disorganized situation.
All of us have habits that get in the way of our goals.
To assess the SELF dimension, it’s important to ask the following questions:
Are you (and others) who use this space consistently following what are the expected behaviors ing that space?
Have you defined the tasks you’d like people to perform regularly?
Do the people who work in and use this space have the skills and knowledge they need to meet your expectations and be successful?
Are the expected behaviors of yourself and others supported and reinforced consistently?
Do you let yourself off the hook and minimize the impact your habits may be causing?
What would you pay for your performance against your goals if you were your own boss?
By asking these questions of yourself and others who use the space, you’ll be able to pinpoint the people and behaviors you’ll need to address to affect any changes. You could be fighting more than just bad habits. There could be other causes behind the scenes that make organizing particularly challenging for you.
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This workbook was designed for the do-it-yourself-er who has the skills and motivation to get organized, but just doesn’t know where to start! If you’ve taken my Free Organizing Assessment, you’ve seen where your organizing issues are. This workbook was designed to support you through your organizing project. It provides Professional Organizer support, without the per hour fees! This workbook will help you:
Clarify your vision for each space when it is organized and working properly
Assess your disorganized situation by room
Decide what the critical pain points are for you in the space
Determine the costs of being disorganized – what you are NOT able to do NOW (in the current space) that you would likely do in the future (when the space is organized)
Identify and prioritize the key areas to be addressed
Record specific goals for each of your disorganized spaces
Create an organizing action plan
Develop a maintenance schedule that includes daily, weekly and monthly tasks to keep you on track
Identify and define new ideas and outlets for your free time.