Konmari for a 46 year old dude

Konmari Method for Men

Let me just say right now that I’m not talking all my stuff and putting it in a big pile in the middle of the room.  That’s. Just. Not. Going. To. Happen.

But I have to ask myself – will the Konmari Method work for a 46 year old father?

You see, here’s my problem.  It’s one I’ve had since I was about 13.  I can’t focus on any work unless the space I’m in is perfect. Of course what is perfect to me is 100% nuts to everybody else.  Isn’t that always the case?

Let me give you an example:  Writing this blog.  I’ve started and abandoned blogging for as long as the internet has been around.  My problem isn’t that I don’t stick to it, it’s that I get distracted.  Here are just a few things that I had to take care of TODAY before I could write this post:

  • Do the dishes
  • Fold the Clothes
  • Mow the Lawn
  • Take the garbage cans out
  • Bring the garbage cans in (as soon as the truck went by)
  • go over the floors quickly with the Dyson
  • check emails

And about 100 other things.  All these chores had to be done before I could focus.  Now, I’m sure there is some great medicine for people like me, but I still manage to get along in life just fine.  I was able to write this post, obviously, but as I click publish, it’s 4:30 IN THE AFTERNOON.

What I am hoping for is a system I can adopt that will keep my life in order so I can focus on the things that are important to me.  Is that too much to ask?

PS – If you are wondering what I’m talking about it’s all in this book.

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