I know you think I went crazy again… oh well wait a minute..
Ok Let’s try again.
The title you may find confusing.. organization of structure? I have a plan… du du dudummmmmm… (are ya feeling it?)
It’s ok if you are confused by the titles of these Mental Moments. In fact, it works better for me. If you come here in a bit of confusion and then I make my point..nail it, hit it right on.. then you leave thinking,
Wow that Lizzie sure can clear things up. It’s another facet of psychological warfare that will soon be revealed, however, for this case and for all of you let’s dispense with the warfare part. It sounds so violent. And I am but a humble light bringer, a left over hippy… Make Love not war and …stuff.
I could have called it;
A few Marbles Short of a Handful
Where’s my Hairbrush?
ummm… ok well I think you might get the idea that
Today’s Mental Moment
is about organization, and structure. The structure of organization, no wait… the organization of structure.
We all have some sort of structure in our lives. The most very basic one of course is our circadian rhythm, which for the most part and most people runs on a 22-24 hour cycle. It is your bodies internal system which tells you when to eat, sleep, fart, ok, maybe not fart, but things like it that I am sure you can figure out for yourselves.
Most people who aren’t a few marbles short. Like me. I have a free-flowing rhythm. A fly by the seat of my pants rhythm. Sounds fun I know but it is not overly functional in a lot of ways. On the reverse side there is some one who is so structured that they do everything the same everyday, like clockwork. circadian clockwork.
There has to be a happy medium. And that is where normal (using the term loosely) lies. Or is it lays? Well I don’t know and since my inspiration came late by normal parameters, I am not going to stop and look it up.
We all need some sort of structure. It is comforting and allows us to not feel constantly in a state of stress which is not good for us. Have you ever been looking for something that you put in the same place everyday and then it’s not there? Your car keys? Important papers? And it always happens the day you wait til the last minute to find it and you are late. Well that;s how it always happens for me. Mostly because I am always waiting til the last minute and always running late. There is … some structure in the fact I know this about myself.
A type A person would be thrown completely out of sorts. I would be out of sorts if it were right there where it was supposed to be.
If you are like me, and sometimes have an overwhelming urge to get your life organized, then it is a signal to you that you are feeling out of control. Or that you have no control over anything. Now, I am used to that feeling so it takes a whole heck of a lot to make me feel an overwhelming need to get organized. And I try but even if I get it together, it will go back to my usual…structure.
Type A’s are extremely organized and very much in control. That is their structure.
Structure is comforting and necessary. Do you see what I am getting at here?
The organization of structure is whatever it is for you. If you work within your limits and abilities, and can function without stress, then you are organized.
It’s when you try to change your structure of organization that things get knocked wonky. Or how about when you try to change someone else to do it your way? Think about it.
Have you ever felt an overwhelming need for organization and tried something that was not part of your normal structure? How did that go for you?
Do what works for you. Listen to the voice telling you that you may need to change something but don’t try to be someone, or do something you aren’t. If you are happy with how you are going, keep going.
Nobody has the upper hand when it comes to organization and structure. Well, the people who understand themselves and work with what they have, they do. But the right way is what work for you. Period.
Here’s a little clip from a great example of two people on extreme ends of the structure and organization scale. Just for fun.
To your Mental State, Whatever it May Be…