BLOG… really? What is a “BLOG” anyway? Who came up with such a word? Is it anything like those texting abbreviations like LOL or TTYL? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary (yes I actually looked it up), a BLOG is: “a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer”… Uh-huh… So a BLOG is simply a diary for websites! Ok, I get it now… why didn’t they just say that???? Well here goes nothing.
Today I learned another new “technology” word. Having been born at the shallow end on the gene pool regarding technology (heck who am I kidding – my toes didn’t even touch the water!), I have struggled to adjust to the constant changes in technology and have had to frequently download the all the new updates into my brain. At times, this has resulted in the “spinning wheel of death” going round and round in my head. My eyes glaze over, and I can’t move until the feeling passes. So you can say that I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I love to hate it!
However, as a Professional Organizer, I must acknowledge that the advances in technology have certainly offered many creative ways to contain the clutter and calm the chaos.
- Digital photography and the ability to scan existing photographs have reduced countless photo albums and storage boxes down to a simple flash drive.
- Going paperless with monthly bills reduces the paper piles that previously built up on desks and in home offices.
- Depositing a check via your iPhone saves a tremendous amount of time, which in turn helps people manage their busy schedules a lot easier.
- Technology like The Square allows businesses to charge purchases from any location thereby saving time while increasing their exposure to new customers.
I could go on and on about how technology has help us stay organized. And even though I am uncomfortable trying to learn all the new technology, I have to say I love the organization it creates.
Sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zone and accept the changes life offers so that we can create a better life for ourselves. A life that is free of clutter and free of stress. Accepting and embracing change can be a very scary thing to do, but in the end it’s worth it.
So I challenge you to make a change that will lead to you increased organization and less stress in your life. It doesn’t have to be a huge change, just a small one to help you move toward a little more organization in your life. You can try:
- Learning a new technology to lessen or shorten a chore
- Going paperless with just one of your monthly bills
- Automating an existing procedure or process in your routine
Contact me and let me know what change you decided to make and how it helped you become more organized!share