Overcoming Chronic Disorganization Challenges
Chronic disorganization can make living an organized life more difficult. It is not impossible. But like any challenge, you need to learn to work with it. So don’t try to ignore it. Instead, enlist the help you need for understanding and overcoming chronic disorganization.
What Is Chronic Disorganization?
Chronic disorganization is a clinical term defining difficulties people have managing the time and space in their lives. While everyone has some clutter, the chronically disorganized struggle with organization. It can be so debilitating that it impacts other areas of their life. In addition, you may suffer from lower productivity, health challenges, or mental health challenges.
Overcoming Chronic Disorganization
Ignoring your chronic disorganization will not make it better. And it can be exacerbated by other challenges like ADHD. In fact, the more you can understand chronic disorganization, the easier it will be to find techniques that work for you. Emotional support is often necessary as you work to organize your space and time. Instead of taking the traditional approach of sorting through your clutter to determine what to throw away, it can be more effective to focus on identifying what is most important to you.
Managing Chronic Disorganization
According to The Institute for Challenging Disorganization chronic disorganization persists over time, frequently undermines quality of life, and recurs despite repeated self-help attempts. The most important thing to realize is that, if you are struggling, you don’t have to go through it alone. This means that for the chronically disorganized, achieving a more organized life requires accountability. Enlist help to keep your new habits on track.
Is Chronic Disorganization Impacting My Life?
Are you concerned that you may be affected by chronic disorganization? Here are some tell-tale signs that may indicate you suffer from chronic disorganization:
- Do you feel like you’re drowning in clutter but can’t seem to make it better?
- You’ve tried multiple organization systems to no avail?
- Do you run late for or forget appointments?
- Do you avoid having people over to your home?
If you answer yes to these questions, you may suffer from chronic disorganization. If you’re not sure whether or not you suffer from chronic disorganization, this (PDF) fact sheet from IDC can help. Answer the questions honestly. If you determine that you do suffer from chronic disorganization, don’t despair. The team at Organizing Maniacs has special training for working with people who face organization challenges. Give us a call!