Paul, an organizational development consultant, offers scattered readers a way out of the "swamp of disorder" in this smart look at the underlying causes of chronic disorganization. Though she offers concrete advice (create a to-do list system, keep transition time between appointments, get rid of things you haven't used in a year), her book goes beyond a step-by-step program to getting organized; her approach targets many of the sources of disorganization (among them: insecurity, emotional attachment, inexperience and fear) while offering meaningful paths to tackling everything from dirty dishes and filing problems to time management and inner spirituality. Hokey phrases like "the whole purpose of getting organized is to reconnect us with our soul's journey" and suggestions such as "bring your loving awareness to washing the lettuce leaves" are a little too common, but Paul artfully weaves the existential with the practical, as she shows how presence of mind can lead to a sense "of a greater Presence." Her advice is simple but important, and her reassuring tone will soothe even the most harried reader.
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"[I]nsightful.... Though technically about organizing, it also provides a wonderful, non-threatening way to examine how to live your life.... [H]ighly recommended for anyone searching for deeper self awareness." —USA TodaySee all Editorial Reviews
Great points, well organized. Addresses all areas of organization. Many citations to other works that allow the readers to continue their journey in this area.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book. I found out late in life that I have AD/HD and this book has a great outlook.Published 4 months ago by Mary Fran
I'm only one chapter in, as I ordered this just before moving house, but I feel the content is promising. (I may change my review to 5* later. Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. Flora
Yes, I admit it - I'm totally unorganized. And have ADD. Did this book help? Somewhat. Am I totally organized and have overcome my ADD because of this book? Nope. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pamela Ray Brimm
This book is a hidden gem..why isn't it more popular? I have to read it slowly.Published 9 months ago by Bisaro
A very good book discussing not just organization but the spiritual and psychic aspects of our organizational habits. Read morePublished 13 months ago by T. C. Sienko
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It was very helpful hearing about the author's struggles with disorganization to begin with. The book was entertaining and nice blend of the personal and professional. Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by njc
I have read a few books on decluttering. I think this is the best. For one thing, instead of someone who is just naturally organized, she has had, and overcome, problems with... Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Rae