Category Archives: Procrastination

To Do Done

3 Mindsets To Help You Let Go Of Clutter

Do you spend a lot of time thinking and planning, with little action? Lisa recently asked this question: We moved into our new house over a year ago now and I’m frustrated with the amount of stuff we have that clutters my home. I want to purge. I want to throw every un-useful thing out and start […]

You’ve Boxed Me In!

Moving house is a big project. Sorting. Decluttering. Packing. Unpacking. It’s enough to give you a headache thinking about it. A friend of mine is currently surrounded by boxes. Her hubby moved most of them into the garage, which means her car now sits in the driveway. She’s constantly complaining about not being able to find […]

Stop Making Life Complicated!

  Here at Get Organized Wizard we talk a lot about specific ways you can simplify your life. “Be More With Less” is a concept we believe in. Often we hear from members who say, But my life is so complicated, I don’t know how to simplify my life! Really? Really? Let’s look at some issues in life […]

Practical Benefits of Ditching the Clutter

If you could reinvent your physical space, what would each room in your house look like? Take a minute to think about your home and how each room currently looks. Does clutter or mess stress you out? Do you feel burdened with having to tidy up before you can even start to think about cleaning? Are there […]

Is Productivity Contagious?

Do you have one of those friends who always seems to have it together? He’s always on time, she never appears rushed, her house looks clean and tidy whenever you pop in, he makes amazing dinners with (what looks like) minimal effort. I’m always inspired by those people who seem to be able to get the […]

7 Days Home Office

7 Days To An Organized Home Office – Starts Monday 12 May!

  What’s your biggest home office challenge? Too many paper piles? Ineffective filing systems? Unsatisfactory habits in dealing with clutter? We’re running the program live, starting Monday 12 May. This is one of our most popular programs, with lots of people finding success: I am wiping down my desk and looking at the good work achieved […]

New Mindset

Making the shift to boost productivity

Michele’s earlier blog Get More Done with This Mindshift is a great starting point if you are looking to make a shift and change the way you currently do things. In the post, Michele talks about shifting your thinking from doing stuff to getting stuff done. Take a minute to read it, I’ll wait 😉 Most of us like […]

Cleaning Guide

A Simple Checklist For Cleaning

  It’s of no surprise that women tend to have a greater responsibility when it comes to domestic chores. Some of you may be lucky enough to have a husband (partner, significant other) or children to help with the load. And for those people I give you a heartfelt “yay for you!”. With my husband […]

No Time To Get Organized

Help! I’m Stuck In The Vortex Of Procrastination!

Recently, a Get Organized Wizard subscriber requested our help. She was coping well with new challenges and tasks she was facing in her everyday life. But she had a deep, dark secret. A room full of clutter backlog she couldn’t face. Dunt, dunt, duuunt! Does that sounds familiar? Sometimes it’s a drawer that hides receipts, […]

Break Free Of Procrastination

How To Never Procrastinate Again

Yep I’m serious. There’s a way to stop ‘procrastinating’. How? Well, I’m going to suggest there’s no such thing as procrastination. I mean yes, there’s a word and a set of associations that go with it. But I’m suggesting that by treating it as a meaningful phenomenon like it’s some deep-seated childhood trauma or pervasive psycho-sexual dysfunction, […]

The secret of getting ahead is getting started Mark Twain

The Secret Of Getting Ahead…

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~ Mark Twain Sometimes we put off things that we want – decluttering our house, or clearing out our closet, or starting our diet and exercise program, or beginning our novel. We can’t imagine how we could ever deal with so much clutter. We look at our wardrobes […]

Start with Wherever you are and with whatever you've got

The Secret To Achieving Goals And Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.  ~ Jim Rohn If there’s one thing more powerful than any other for achieving your goals, it’s this: You must make a start. Knowledge is useless unless you do something with it. Talent is wasted unless you let it move you to action. Desire is frustration unless you […]

Flick The Switch From Procrastination To Action

Do you beat yourself up for not being better organized? Tell yourself off for poor time management? Self-flagellate over household clutter? It’s time to step away from the whip. There’s a better way to motivate yourself to do the things you wish you did more of… Shoulds And Procrastination Few of us rush headlong toward […]

How To Stop Procrastinating? Sit Down To Write

At the moment I’m re-reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. It’s a wonderful book on overcoming resistance and doing meaningful stuff. Early in the book Pressfield says There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is […]

Stop Procrastinating

Power Procrastination Busters (Part 1)

Procrastination is one of those perennial problems. It seems everyone suffers from it at least some of the time, and there’s no one solution that always works. But there are a few solutions that are pretty reliable at breaking you out of the procrastination rut. In fact, I think these are about the best procrastination […]


Procrastination, Productivity, Moving and More: Links & Resources

Here are some interesting and useful articles I’ve discovered recently.
Overcome Procrastination
Ideas to help you stop procrastinating, from organizing queen Julie Morgenstern:

How do I stop procrastinating

How to Use Procrastination to Get More Done

Even though this site is all about helping you move from procrastination to action, there are times when procrastination can be a smart move. We all have a drive to procrastinate – a resistance to getting down to the important things, a pressure toward more trivial tasks. The strength of that compulsion is an asset […]

Bust Your Procrastination Demons [Mission #25]

  Welcome to Mission#25 of our 52 Get organized Missions. Procrastination is a pain. Not only does it stop you from getting things done, it also drains your energy and leaves you feeling bad about yourself. No doubt you’ve been super motivated by last week’s mission Get Organized Mission #24: Create A Chore Chart. So […]

Do You Use Information as Procrastination?

What are your goals? Do you spend lots of time reading or learning about weight loss, starting a business, or getting your finances sorted, but never make any progress? Information as Procrastination Could you be using information as a form of procrastination – a way to trick yourself into thinking you’re doing something productive? Some […]

Don’t Let Self-Help Turn Into Shelf-Help

Does self-help become shelf-help for you?   Here’s a trick to better use what you read: As you read, have a notebook & pen beside you. When you find something to do or remember, make a note. Transfer actions to your schedule with a due date. Share ideas to remember – email or call a […]