While others use PDAs to itemize tasks or create to do lists to check items off and feel the sense of accomplishment, I prefer Post-it notes. I love Post-it notes. I like writing down what needs to be done on individual Post-it notes and place them around the sides and bottom of my computer monitor at work. They are a constant reminder of what needs to get done. And as I complete one task, I remove it and throw it away in preparation to replace it with another pressing task.
When colleagues ask me to do something, I quickly tell them to send me an email so it serves as a reminder for me when I get back to my desk. As soon as I open my email, I quickly search for my Post-it notes (because I have clutter all over) and write the task down and it takes its place alongside the edge of the monitor. I don’t know why I can’t get around to getting the dispenser. Probably, another thing to clutter my desk.
Although this process of completing what’s on my checklist may not be the most conducive to the work environment, I so love peeling the small Post-it notes from their stack. The original, canary ones are so bland. I especially like the colored ones. They bring energy to my workday and a smile on my face whenever I see them. Post-it notes are a small pleasure in the work environment, a simple way to perk my day. What perks yours?
Guiding Lesson: Eve, your post-it notes do brighten up your workspace. The colors kind of bring a creative energy that a “To Do” list would not do. Everything in your workspace is very stagnant and doesn’t move, but those post-it notes seem to dance from the time they are peeled off and then strategically placed along your computer until they are thrown out. They know their purpose and function but also have a little touch of fun.
Isn’t it amazing Eve, how your post-it notes resemble your personality? You have this energy about you and I know that your workstation, because of all the clutter, can sometimes zap the flow of creativity. However, these post-it notes are a reminder of who you are. So don’t get dragged down from the flood of papers that are screaming to be released and be set free. This is probably the reason they are still on your desk. Your cognitive senses don’t even see them anymore. Maybe it’s because they lack the color and vibrancy to even catch your eye. The post-it notes, on the other hand, simply flutter, provide decor and then take off to be recycled so they can begin a new journey somewhere else.
Your creativity and energy seems to echo and connect with these dynamic yet very useful supplies. Oh, Eve, please forgive me for calling them supplies for they deserve much more credit than that. They are your connection to your never-ending flow of ideas. They are like the string to a kite that tugs on your wild imagination to bring forth new creation into the world. They are your muse. Now I want you to imagine a world filled with colorful post-it notes and free from all the bland color paper stacks all over your desk. You would be inspired to create a masterpiece because you were liberated from all the chaos.
Hopefully, this has motivated you to clear away all the obstacles that prevent you from joining in with your post-it notes and dance your way into a work of art. Enjoy the dance and step into a new of adventure.