Organizing: What Works For Me May Not Work For You!

When I start working with a client,it’s very important for me to get to know what kind of learner they are.  Why? Knowing if someone is a more dominant left-brain thinker vs a right-brain thinker is extremely important when it comes to organizing.   Not sure if you’re left-brain or right-brain dominant?  There are a ton of different quick ‘test’ you can take on-line.  Here are 2 sites that you may wish to explore:

1. http://www.blogthings.com/areyourightorleftbrainedquiz/ 20 question quiz that will ‘spit out’ what you are.

2. http://www.wherecreativitygoestoschool.com/vancouver/left_right/rb_test.htm 54 questions that will give you your results.

There are many more sites available but I just happened to choose these two.  Just for reference, here are my own personal scores:

55% left-brain  and 45% right-brain

53% left-brain and 47% right-brain

How does this relate to organizing?  Here are some tips that I hope you find helpful:

Left-Brain

  • Create an ordered workspace
  • Place items behind closed doors except for current tasks
  • Create logical ‘homes’ for things (pens, paper, etc.)
  • Purchase tools like desk drawer trays, labelers, etc.

Right-Brain

  • Use color (file folders, magazine holders, etc).
  • Have options for current projects/tasks in the open
  • Use visual cues (colored post-it notes) as reminders
  • Purchase attractive organizers that you like to look at

Looking at myself, I’m almost 50-50 so what does that mean for me?  I actually tend to use a combination of left-brain and right-brain strategies.

What is important to remember is:  what works for me may not work for you. If you are more right-brain dominant your organization will look different than someone who may be more left-brain dominant.

So, before you begin your journey of becoming organized or more organized, do a little self-evaluation to figure out what will work best for you!

Have a great day!

Sheri

Sheri Bruneau is the founder and President of Get It Together Inc. Get It Together offers a wide range of concierge and organizing services to assist busy families and businesses.

Written by Amanda Blain

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  1. When it comes to improving your health and well-being i think that generally we forget the one thing that is probably the most important factor of all and that is that we are all different. Our unique biochemistry, genetic and physical makeup plays a huge part of what we are and how we respond to the various stimuli we are exposed to on a daily basis whether it be food, drink, alcohol, toxins, stress or exercise.

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