More About Disorganization

Here are a few common responses when someone is asked to describe their disorganization:

I am a little overwhelmed and I have no time to declutter and organize. There may be a new transition in my life such as new baby, marriage, divorce, new job, and the situation has caused some disorganization.

I am very overwhelmed and disorganized because of a situation or illness.

I have been disorganized most of my life or for a long period of time. People have helped me in the past to "get organized" but it never stays that way.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
- Theordore Roosevelt

Sometimes people are disorganized because life gets in the way.

What is situational disorganization?

Situational disorganization as defined by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, occurs when one finds oneself in clutter or chaos for a short period of time, resulting from an unusual turn of events or changes in your living arrangements. I'm here to help. Click here to see if you fit this category.

Sometimes people are chronically disorganized.

What is the definition of chronic disorganization?

Chronic disorganization as defined by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, is having a past history of disorganization in which self-help efforts to change have failed, an undermining of current quality of life due to disorganization, and the expectation of future disorganization. I can help. Click here to download a questionnaire and see if you might fall into this category.

What is body doubling?

A body double is an individual who serves as an anchor for a person to get tasks or work accomplished-(ICD 2003).

Some things that work well using body doubling include:

  • Sorting paperwork
  • Sorting clothes or other items
  • Emptying a closet
  • Making phone calls
  • Putting tasks or appointments in a calendar, phone, computer

Body doubling can work for any tasks and is very effective. You may ask yourself, "why can’t I just do this myself?" You can, but if it is difficult for you and if you have not done yet, a body double can help.

Body doubling works well if you have a task that is difficult for you or you tend to procrastinate.