You've done all the right work of getting your tasks out of your head, freeing yourself from the stress of carrying it all with you. But that brain dump yields stacks of paper, cards, stickies and more of task after task after task. How do you manage your analog work management process so that it works for you, and doesn't add more stress to your life? This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright discuss the evolution of the process, and Nikki shares a toolset from a recent client meeting that might just work for your epic todo list!
It's time to check in on progress toward checking off our tolerations list this week on Taking Control. Predictably, lessons are being learned ALL OVER THE PLACE, some simple, some humiliating, all useful! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright review the reality check that comes with tackling the things in our homes that have gone invisible to us tackling tolerations and lessons learned!
Perseverance. It's the magic ingredient that can help provide the muscle you need to get through your most difficult tasks. From the practical challenges of wading through an impossible task list, to the emotional challenges that come from dealing with failure, perseverance can give you the guts and gusto to get back on your game. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the challenges that require the greatest practical perseverance and share strategies for staying on top of it all.
You've been living with stress and disorder you're whole life. Suddenly, you're introduced to the concepts underlying ADHD and realize that this bucket of behaviors may actually define what you've been going through, and struggling against, all along! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright discuss what it means to wake up to a diagnosis of ADHD and share resources that can help you make the transition to living an organized and productive life through accommodations and structure.
On this week's show, Nikki threw me a dare to deal with my top 10 tolerations in my home. What an unbearably miserable task. Think about it — the beauty of tolerations is that they're invisible to me, so as long as I can't see them, why should I care, right?
Of course, that's no way to live, and certainly not inline with the efficient and effective organized lifestyle I'm looking to maintain. So here we go: Pete's list of tolerations around the home and office.
- Research and replace the broken knobs on my oven.
- Research and (potentially) replace dishwasher.
- Research and replace horrifyingly loud turbine sound that comes from my washing machine on rinse cycle. Something is just not right there.
- Scan the aging stack of precious kids artwork that is beginning to ferment on my bookshelf.
- Make a donation trip with the second and third layers of clothes in my kids' drawers — the clothes that never get washed, just compressed under new outfits from grandma.
- Figure out a solution for our cookbook shelf; may involve scanning old recipes, donating books, and/or giving up eating in favor of clean shelves.
- Wrestle the grape vines in the back yard before they start demanding equal wages.
- Find source for replacement grill components and ... you know ... order them.
- Replace photos in hallway gallery so that we can show guests that we actually have two children.
- Take on the garage workbench; pretend I have some sense of understanding of tools and nuts and screws and such.
Right now, I go through my day pretending these things just don't exist. That can only go so far, particularly with the vines in the back yard, which are starting to call me Seymore. Stay tuned for our check-in on the show next week!