Changes are an inevitable part of life that we get accustomed of, with the passing time. You left your hometown for a new job, felt homesick for a bit, didn’t feel like unpacking, have been disorganized for a while, but soon you accommodate to this lifestyle and organize your routine around it.

But what if post a significant transition, instead of going back to your organized self, you refuse to restore order and the clutter in your life starts to pile-on to an unnatural extent?

This is termed as chronic disorganization which if not detected and rectified at the right time might lead affect you and people around you.

Not to be confused with situational disorganization, people who are chronically disorganized are unfazed by what a challenge their chronic procrastination has become, resulting in emotional distress and the individual being drained of any energy.

In situational disorganization, the person returns to their routine, whereas those with chronic disorganization have sudden emotional sputter, where they vent off in anger, crying which is followed by methods to escape what just happened.



Now that we have the significant differences out of the way, let us discuss the signs and symptoms that categorize an individual as being chronically disorganized:


  • The clearest indication of a chronically disorganized individual is the physical clutter that can be seen accumulate in their house or area where they spend most of their time — piles of papers, boxes, bags, tripping on, etc signal towards a habit that needs immediate help of a professional organizer.



  • Having trouble finding things, once in awhile is not that big a deal but when you start to notice a pattern, wherein you forget a word, defer finding it at the last minute, but when the time comes, you are riddled with anxiety and start panicking.



  • Has your missing deadlines become a habit. Be it home or office; missing deadline can affect the quality of your life. It can threaten your career at work and subject you to insurmountable penalty over-time.



  • You might be hearing it often, “ please mend your organizational skills, at home and office. Talking about chronic disorganization at work: if you continue this at work, not only will it affect your appraisal but it might also be the sole reason for you getting laid off. After all, disorganization has an adverse effect on the efficiency of an individual and every individual is responsible for enhancing the overall productivity of an organization.


If you or someone you know has been dealing with chronic disorganization for long or starting to show such symptoms, we suggest you immediately get them in touch with professional organization services. Such services make sure that with proper care, empathy, a technique the individual get their life back on track. Such professional organizers hold ample experience in people struggling with chronic disorganization be it because of a medical condition, a bad experience or never have been taught the necessary skills, have an organized life so that they can live it to the fullest.

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