Posts Tagged ‘Get Organized’

Becoming Magnificent

February 4, 2011

I have been following the Magnificent Minimalist. She cracks me up — and gets right to the heart of the matter.

Today she had tips on be becoming a minimalist. I love this one:  “3.  Clear up your time; don’t let unnecessary obligations bog you down.” It hits on three of my goals: finding time, simplify, get organized.

I’m cleaning my calendar this afternoon!

#5 A Crooked Kind of Perfect

January 17, 2011

Goal number five: Get Organized!

I often feel like my life is out of control, and I am not sure what to do about it. I am pretty sure that being more organized is the answer, so I picked up “Organize Now!” at the bookstore the other day. It had pages and pages of ways to organize every second of your life. I think it’s what they call “org porn.” It kind of made me feel nauseous.

I put the book down, with the realization that I will never be organized in the ways that the book recommends. My house and car and office will never be a featured glossy photos in a home improvement magazine. I just can’t codify, classify or catalog my messy way of thinking about things.

But then Sarah made this comment on goal #2: “As I was watching the ground from the air today, I was struck by the difference between God’s creation and human creation. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing, but it was interesting to see the twisting and turning of a river next to a rigorously straight road, and the majestic folds of a mountain next to a meticulously laid out housing development. Maybe resting from creating for a day could give the opportunity to regain the joy and playfulness that we see in God’s creation!”

And it made me think, maybe my organization doesn’t have to be meticulously laid out, maybe it can be a crooked kind of perfect!