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.