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CHRONICALLY DISORGANISED? YOU MIGHT JUST BE A GENIUS!!
Something I notice a lot from talking to people who consider themselves disorganised or not organised enough, is that they are often quite down on themselves for it.
This is especially true of working women with kids who are trying to juggle work, family home and parenting.
So I thought I’d share some upbeat tidbits of information about the traits of people who are disorganised.
These facts are based around people who have what psychologists describe as ‘chronic disorganisation’, which means people who have difficulty getting organised.
You see it turns out that those of us who find it really hard to stay organised are actually pretty amazing people!!
Have a read of these fun facts about people who are chronically disorganised and see if you can see yourself in them.
FUN FACTS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE CHRONICALLY DISORGANISED
- They often have a high IQ
- They have high levels of creativity and process information through the right ‘creative’ side of their brain
- They see value in diversity of people and things
- They have high energy levels, which is why they don’t have time for dealing with clutter
- They are able to get engrossed and highly focused on projects and in activities
- They are usually intuitive and extrovert, loving challenges and solving problems others find impossible
- They are global thinkers who see the bigger pictures rather than linear thinkers
USE THE REASONS WHY YOU ARE DISORGANISED TO FIND NEW WAYS TO BECOME ORGANISED
Of course, knowing in theory that a personality type prone to chronic disorganisation is actually a wonderful thing, doesn’t mean you can forget about becoming more organised.
Especially if a lack of organisation is causing you to be really stressed.
It’s more that if you understand WHY you find it so hard to stay organised, you can then start to come up with some creative ways to become more organised.
One thing to note is that whilst you may well find it easy to get engrossed in projects and activities that interest you, you find it challenging to focus if you are not interested or fascinated with what you are doing.
And whilst thinking globally can be a wonderful thing, it can also make things tricky when it comes to organising family life.
So it’s well worth finding creative ways to become more organised, if being more organised is going to make your life easier.
TRELLO IS A GREAT WAY FOR CREATIVE MINDS TO GET MORE ORGANISED
If you consider yourself to be chronically disorganised you might have an organisation ‘system’ that bears some resemblance to a random selection of sticky notes, combined with sporadic use of your mobile phone calendar and a notebook you use when you can remember.
You might well find that this system doesn’t work very well for you!
In which case you might just find that the system I use to organise my family life is the system that will finally help you to get more organised.
I have used Trello to organise my business and my family life for several years now.
I am a super creative thinker, but I am also incredibly organised.
One of the reasons I love using Trello for family organisation, and why I list it as one of my favourite working mum hacks, is that alongside being very simple, it is also a very visual way of organising things and it’s super easy to see progression, which makes it hugely satisfying.
Even things like being able to change the background of a board can make a massive difference to how enticing that board is to use.
Trello is a great way to engage creative thinkers in being more organised and also great for getting kids to sit up and take note.
I’ve put together a free PDF guide to getting started using Trello.