Disorganized Anonymous

I should totally found this group, Disorganized Anonymous. The meeting would start with:

Hello, my name is Jéssica, and I am disorganized.

Then the entire crowd would say:

Hi Jéssica.

So I would tell my story, of how many times I tried organizing my room, and it stays ok for a while, then I fall into old habits and suddenly it is all disorganized again. I will tell a sad story about things I lost because I was disorganized, the stress I had to put my family through trying to find a very import document, and they had to go through all my stuff trying to find it. I would tell stories of my childhood, when I lost (not an excuse, I actually lost) a homework I spent all weekend doing but I couldn’t hand it in, because I am disorganized. How those habits grew into something bigger….until I decided to seek help and go to Disorganized Anonymous.

Instead of a 12 steps program, we would have the 5 S program. They can be translated from the Japanese as Sort, Systematize, Shine, Standardize and Self-Discipline.

I would choose to start small, organizing my bag, then my shelf, my room….go from there.

In the end, we would all gather and say the following prayer:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot organize,

The courage to organize the things I can,

And wisdom to know the difference.