When your family history workspace is disorganized and chaotic it’s hard to make progress and it’s even harder to make good decisions.
Today “disorganized and chaotic” totally described my office where I work on family history, and it’s been that way for awhile, so here’s what I did about it.
First let me give you a peek at my office—the way it looked this morning…
My Office “Before”
Now you can see why I’ve been feeling fuzzy brained for days. I wasn’t making good decisions. I was feeling distracted, and I couldn’t seem to get motivated. But this morning I finally realized my brain was fuzzy because of all the clutter around me and because I was multi-tasking on my computer.
Clutter is distracting. It’s confusing, and it certainly isn’t inspiring. It’s hard to make decisions when you’re in a mess and it takes away the joy of working on your family photos.
So if your family history workspace is in total disarray, do what I did today. I decided to take the time to clean it up. I thought it would only take an hour. How long do you think it took me? …Almost 4 hours! But was it worth it? You bet.
Here’s what it looks like now…
My Office “After”
Ahhhh! Can you feel the difference? I can breath in there now—I’m inspired—my mind feels sharp and I’m excited to get going on my project!
So if you’re feeling a bit fuzzy-brained or finding it hard to make decisions or get motivated, it just might be your workspace. Try cleaning it up. And while you’re at it make it beautiful using YOUR definition of beauty. For me that means extra counter or desk space without anything on it and a banner of special birthday or holiday cards from family.
Make it a place where it’s easy to work——with items you need close at hand. And don’t forget your computer—clean up the desktop and close documents and programs you’re not using.
Once you get your workspace in order you’ll feel much more motivated to work on your project—just the next step—one thing at a time. And that way you won’t feel overwhelmed.
Your brain will thank you because now instead of feeling fuzzy you’ll feel motivated and sharp and be able to make better decisions about your photos!
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