Worth Repeating – April posts from New Leaf News

Daffodils at the Bishops' Ranch, Healdsburg, California

Is April the cruelest month? The poet T. S. Eliot thought so. But the New Leaf archives from Aprils past kindly produced a fresh crop of relevant articles. I’ll share them in case you missed them the first time around.

When you have a lot to do, you’ll want to hurry, right? Not necessarily. It’s important to remember that being busy isn’t the same as being productive. Sometimes you really need to slow down.

Last year I asked (and answered) the question, are professional organizers perfectly organized? Many of my colleagues chimed in with their own stories, funny and frank, of past and present organizing lapses.

It must be a common tendency that we try to “buy” our way out of our difficulties, for example by purchasing containers rather than tackling the job of sorting and discarding our excess stuff. But when it comes to organization, it’s not the gadgets that make the difference, it’s the habits.

And in honor of tax day, here’s a quote from one of the nation’s most respected jurists, Oliver Wendell Holmes. I hope focusing on the benefits we buy helps to take the sting out of April 15.

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