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Why can Organizing my Papers be Tiring?
Why can organizing be tiring? Of course, many organizing projects require physical work such as lifting, carrying, and moving boxes. But what about organizing projects in the office where all you are doing is sorting pieces of paper? One or two pieces of paper in your hand are not that heavy. The metal activity of organizing can be fatiguing.
In the book Your Brian at Work by David Rock, it discusses how conscious metal activities use up your metabolic resources. Our bodies have a limited bucket of resources for energy-hungry tasks such as decision-making. Decision-making, using your prefrontal cortex, depletes your bodies' fuel such as glucose and oxygen faster than people realize. We have a limited bucket of resources for these types of metal tasks.
Organizing is centrally-focused on decision making. You are not a weak person if you are tired after organizing. It is the body's normal response to high-level brain processing. Be sure to take breaks, and David Rock suggests refueling with a glucose drink.
posted on: 11/7/2011 8:30:00 AM by Heather Cocozza
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Heather Cocozza, PMP, CPO® is a Professional Organizer who organizes and designs tailored home and office solutions. She is on the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)-WDC Board of Directors 2009-2010 and is the owner of Cocozza Organizing & Design, LLC. Prior to her organizing career, Heather Cocozza worked 13 years at IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers as an ERP Project Manager and at times traveled extensively while her "virtual" twins were between the ages of 0 to 3.
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