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Chapter 9. Getting Your Act Together > Organizational Rules to Keep from Coming... - Pg. 87

Getting Your Act Together 1. Have a place for everything and keep it there. 87 You're Not Alone Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, time stays, we go. --Henry Austin Dobson 2. 3. 4. 5. Sort paper into action launching pads to make it easier to deal with, but deal with important papers immediately. Don't just make to-do lists; schedule times to do the things on them. Have a daily routine to bring order to your life, but be flexible and vary it when the need arises. Always allow twice as much time as you think you need to prepare for, and get to, appoint- ments. Let's look at how I broke these rules and what you can do to avoid making the same mistakes I made. A Place for Everything The problems started when I realized I didn't have the address of the doctor's office. (I'd never been there before.) I had not written it in my appointment book when I scheduled the visit, so now I had