what being organized feels like

“Organizing is what you do before you do something so that, when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
– A. A. Milne

Being organized, like everything else in life, is a process and is unique to each of us. With my lists, my piles, my folders, my shelves, and my online tools, I strive for a feeling of freedom. For me, that feeling of freedom means that…

I know where to find something when it’s needed. I live with simplicity when at all possible. I am free of distraction when it is time to focus on the important task at hand. I don’t worry about anything falling through the cracks. I find balance with work and play. I am on time to every engagement. I take care of myself with proper food and enough sleep. I am free from overwhelm so that I can be available for that surprise invitation or inspiration. I stay on top of my responsibilities. And I can sit back and enjoy the ride.

That encompasses the feeling of freedom that I strive for. Being organized is indeed a process, an important one.

What does being organized feel like to you?