This, and I’m done.
1. organise and declutter my smartphone.
2. organise and declutter my laptop:
– collections of pictures, music, films
– bookmarks, subscriptions, accounts
3. decide upon the best mean of working on/ revising my goals – put together a weekly and monthly flexible schedule.
This goal is continuously “almost finished”, because there is perpetually something new that needs to be planned. And because things rarely go as planned.
I became obsessive, looking for a perfect order in things, an order impossible to find. An order I no longer need, now that I realised the chaos was not around me, but inside.
I could say that flexibility saved, if not my life, at least a lot or my nervous cells. Flexibility is the key, along with a clear vision of the world and yourself – past, present and future.
It’s time to just breathe.
And thank my girlfriend for showing me that living the moments as they happen, and the surprise they bear, can be so much more beautiful and rewarding than following a schedule for the safety/fulfillment it brings. That it’s better to LIVE your life without knowing for sure where you’ll end up, than pretending to live just to “make sure” you end up where you want.
I’ll let things settle down for a couple of days, and then I’ll put together a shorter and definitive list of “to do”s left. And then I’m done!!
This is taking longer than expected. Much longer. Each time I’m “almost there”, something else comes up. Nevertheless, I will not put it on done until I feel like there’s a healthy sense of order in my life.
Left TO DO (I think I’ll really be done after this):
1. throughly clean and reorganise my room and stuff; declutter; discard, give away or sell everything that I do not need;
2. 43 things: revise and prioritise all my goals; choose where to start from, when and where I’d like to end up; 2013 – set deadlines where needed, but think about the big picture;
3. make a weekly flexible schedule; find a dynamic way of putting things together so that I don’t feel so overwhelmed each morning, and so that I can cope with the unplanned without losing control;
4. organise my smart phone; delete all the apps I am not using, all the pictures took by mistake etc.; declutter;
5. organise my bookmarks, accounts and subscriptions (youtube, IMdb, etc.); unsubscribe from everything that clutters my email in vain;
6. decide upon a style of taking notes and reading so that I can take in all the information I am exposed to without mish-mashing it in my brain; find my style in writing and all that…
7. sort out my uni situation;
8. sort all the (loads of!) books that I owe; set apart the ones I want to keep for my collection, list on Amazon all the ones that I don’t;
9. organise my wardrobe, cosmetics and the rest of my belongings; make a wishlist and a shopping list for the future;
10. organise my work, pictures, memories and collections.
I’m freakishly organised, by nature, people say. I agree. There are, though, a few things left that bug me on a daily basis.
1. Make a schedule of my routines – morning routine, Saturday routine etc. Try different things, until I get to something sustainable, something that really works for me.
2. List and prioritise goals.
3. Finish what I have started.
4. Organise my stuff: ideas & projects, pictures, music, writings, thoughts etc.
5. Put together a regular exercising and meals plan.