I am well-organized and productive in a GTD/julie morgenstern way in every part of my life except my home office and the activities associated with it: personal bookkeeping, office supplies, filing, financial planning, email, web shopping/exploring, special projects, etc.
One problem is that the physical space is quite small and the home office also has to multi-task as storage and staging areas. I seem to be able to get things done if i carefully focus, which i can do for a few hours at a time, but then once i put down the project and get back to "real life," the project sits in a pile and i space out about revisiting it and doing my project homework.
another common occurence is i tidy up and organize the space and it looks and works quite well, but after a few days, i start dropping off stuff "to be processed" and then it again looks like a dumping free4all. (david would probably say to "process immediately"!).
i feel like i should be able to figure this out but it's been like this since we moved in a year ago and nothing seems to be coming to me.
i want to buy more efficient shelves and cupboards but i can't decide what to do first: get handle on budget, determine what i can spend; determine plan and phases; or just do it all at once. i just realized i'm probably going to have to pack up a bunch of stuff in order to put the new stuff in. oy vey.