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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Everything in 3's....

Do you ever notice how most everything is recommended in 3's? 

We've got the 3-R's (reduce, reuse, recycle), hang pictures in groups of 3, I'm the youngest of 3 girls... There is an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to the "Rule of 3" theory. It's interesting when you put this into a context that makes sense... What would happen if we applied this theory to getting organized?

3 Tasks to...
3 Minutes to... 
3 Boxes... 
3 Steps to....
3 Actions for... 

3 Files...
3 Hours will...

Look... I even used three "..." in my example.If you can subscribe to the idea of "3's; consider applying that into getting organized. Pick one of these strategies and see what it can do. 


3 Tasks to... get done today.
3 Minutes to... deal with my emails.
3 Boxes...  to sort today.
3 Steps to.... organizing my closet.
3 Actions for... organizing a project.

3 Files... to clean out today.
3 Hours will... be dedicated to office work
Last year (I know... it's taken me a while) I read a ViewPoint from Maggie Fox, CEO of Social Media Group. She was quoted in INC Magazine stating "If you have more than three priorities, you have no priorities." For some reason that stuck with me. It made me think how if we could only prioritize 3 things each day, we might actually get things done. We might actually feel like we can accomplish what we set out to do...

Today, here is my list:
Finish my newsletter [check] , write a blog post [check] and go for a run [leaving in 20 minutes... check]. 

Wow... I feel better already. What's on your priority list today?

Other blog posts on organizing in 3's: The Organized Wife, 
3 ways to organize your closet, and organize kids