You’re a RIGHT BRAIN if you…
Think in visuals rather than in words Tend to be creative, intuitive and emotional
✤ Organize for inspiration!
“I call right brains radical right brains because radical shifts in their environment tend to keep them inspired,” says Dorothy Breininger (Dorothytheorganizer.com), an expert organizer on the A&E show Hoarders. In other words, skip the details that drive you crazy, like, say, sorting your junk drawer, and start with large surfaces that you can tackle fast. “For example, zero in on your messy craft table and quickly corral clutter in a basket that you can store under the table. Next, ask yourself which organizing tweaks you can make that’ll bring you more joy or spark your creativity: Is there clutter in your favorite reading spot? Are messy piles blocking energizing sunlight from a window? Tackling your ‘creative happy zones’ first builds your momentum to keep going!”
Group clothes by mood!
“Instead of organizing clothes by category—short-sleeves with short-sleeves, pants with pants— which is too regimented for right brains, organize by mood,” advises Breininger. “For example, I recently worked with an artist client, and we divided her clothes into categories like ‘creative grubbies’ for the old clothes she wears when she’s in the mood to create, ‘cheerful casuals’ that make her happy, ‘romantic formals’ that make her feel beautiful and so on. Grouping your clothes by mood is a fun way to quickly divide your closet into organized sections.”
Pare papers with the minute method!
“Creative right brains work better in short bursts,” says Silber. Just give yourself a minute per paper pile. Quickly decide what you don’t need and toss them. This go-with-your-gut speediness helps your intuitive right brain make the right decision, so you can be assured you’re tossing “unnecessaries” and keeping the essentials!
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