Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Old Dog + New Tricks
I spent a day tidying up my office last week, as there were far too many work projects in, completed projects needing to be filed away in archives, and also a couple of columns due.
I am a classically chaotic person by nature; I thrive under deadlines, stress and procrastination.
But these traits have not been serving me well lately. And I ponder on the causes of such behaviours such as mine (as if knowing the underlying reason for anything will automatically cure it, ha!) whilst I endeavour to change how I do things.
For the first time in my life, I put back to its place everything I move in the office, whether file, pencil, reference book or pen before I leave it. I know where every piece of blank stock, equipment (yeah even unto the battery charger) is.
And I find, as I work, and work hard, that it is all just a little more peaceful and OMG, organized.
Is it possible to change the deeply ingrained traits of a lifetime?
We shall see.
Picture above is the view I am having today from my desk of a very stormy sea while the fire behind me warms the room.
PS And I just found out I am BLOG OF THE WEEK at the Newfoundland Blog Roll. Thank you, Stephen!