The Struggle is Real
By Leslie Sarmiento
The photo above is from Lexington, one of my favorite lines of furniture. And while I love the classic, tropical design of the writing desk and the coordinating chair, what really speaks to me about this photo is the clean, open feeling that it conveys. It says, “I have a clear mind. I am a blank slate. I am ready for the next project.”
Quite the opposite from what my office is actually telling me right now. Hmm.
I’ve never really bought into the idea of a “New Year’s Resolution,” where I come up with the one thing I’m going to do better at the beginning of the year. As it turns out, I don’t have to, because for me, it’s the same thing every year, throughout the year. I need to do a better job of organizing my office and keeping it that way.
There. I admitted it. Not just to myself, but to the universe! So guess what – now I’m accountable, and I have to do something about it.
Here’s my plan, which can also be your plan, if you are so inclined: Rather than say, “I’m going to organize my office,” which, frankly, sounds nebulous and overwhelming, I would tackle this project the same way I manage any decorating project. Because that, I know how to do. I will break down the BIG JOB into smaller and more specific tasks. Then I don’t need to literally take all day to feel like I’ve accomplished something.
So just like I would say, “Today I’m just going to do the furniture layout for this client,” I can say, “Today I’m just going to clear everything off the floor.” Sounds easy, I know, but if it were, then it would already be done.