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I have a serious problem with organization and clutter at work and at home. How can I combat this?

It has been a problem I have had all my life. It is costing me in my relationships at work and perhaps costing me respect at my job. I am the worst procrastinator that I know of and I think it may be related. I have recently started reading some personal development books. Tony Robbins, Og Mandino, Steven Covey. Kenneth Blanchard. Norman vincent Peale. I am just starting to crack the spines on them. They are insightful, and I won't say that they aren't doing for what they are intended, but I cannot help but think there are other people out there with the same problem who have received help and conquered this affliction, both the procrastination and the disorganization and clutter in my workspace and home. I think that if I can conquer the procrastination, the rest will follow suit. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Asked By: Bruce D - 6/16/2006
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if you have a problem all your life with this don't expect you to be able to solve it. by reading books you are relying on yourself (the person that all his life could not get it right) to solve this problem. you just can't... More
Answered By: Starscream - 6/16/2006
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This sounds crazy - but there is ONE method that's worked for me. The website is www.flylady.com and her belief is that anything can be accomplished in 15 minutes. If you can clean the bathroom for 15 minutes - do it. You can adapt it to your work as well. For instance, if you have a large project coming up, 15... More
Answered By: Heather K - 6/16/2006
 
First of all make a list of everything you have. Then write the things you don't want and the things you want to keep. Then throw all that stuff out and if it seems you need everything make another list with all the differnt topics (paper, books, junk, important documents etc) just store it neatly in a box so you... More
Answered By: Katarina S - 6/16/2006
 
get a self hypnosis cd from ebay. i got one for organization but i stopped listening to it so i can't tell you if it works..
Answered By: reeves297 - 6/16/2006
 
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