Organizing for Your Brain Type: Finding Your Own Solution to Managing Time, Paper, and Stuff

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Macmillan, May 1, 2005 - House & Home - 222 pages
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Get---and stay---organized!

Let your natural inclinations guide you toward gaining control of your environment and learn to live life on your own terms. Drawing on the science of brain function and her experience as a professional organizer, Lanna Nakone offers tailored and specific advice that will actually work to help you tame your desk, unclutter your closet, manage your time, and save your sanity.

Take the Brain Style quiz to determine which of the four parts of the brain you rely on the most to process information, and which organizing style complements your brain function. If you rely on the

*Posterior left section of your brain, you're a Maintaining Style. You develop and follow routines well and adhere to traditional organizing methods.

*Frontal right section of your brain, you're an Innovating Style. Artistically creative, you have a unique stacking system that no one else understands.

*Posterior right section of your brain, you're a Harmonizing Style. Valuing interconnectedness with your family or coworkers, you need to be organized enough to keep your environment peaceful.

*Frontal left section of your brain, you're a Prioritizing Style. Adept at analyzing data, you prefer to delegate organizing.

Chapters specific to each type offer practical tips and strategies for implementing an organizing system, maintaining your system, and coexisting with different brain styles.

Insightful and understanding, Organizing for Your Brain Type turns the task of managing your life into an enjoyable experience.
  

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Review: Organizing for Your Brain Type: Finding Your Own Solution to Managing Time, Paper, and Stuff

User Review  - Allison Carter - Goodreads

Not sure we have real brain types, but it certainly gives a lot of great insight into how people think and creative ways to organize with that in mind. Read full review

Review: Organizing for Your Brain Type: Finding Your Own Solution to Managing Time, Paper, and Stuff

User Review  - Lani - Goodreads

I felted mixed reviews about this book. On one hand it helped me realize there were different ways to be organized however I think it was limiting. I didn't feel I matched one type overly more than ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword Arlene Taylor Ph D
xiv
What Is My Brain Style?
xxi
Introduction
xxxvii
Maintaining Style
1
Harmonizing Style
35
Chapters Innovating Style
79
Prioritizing Style
117
Sensory Preferences
149
Different Strokes for Different Folks
169
Organizing Supplies
203
Bibliography
211
Copyright

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Learn to Manage Your Time
Lucy MacDonald
No preview available - 2006

About the author (2005)

Lanna Nakone is a professional organizer and consultant. Her business, Organized World, boasts clients from corporations and busy executives to homemakers. A member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), she runs workshops and does extensive lecturing for The Executive Committee Worldwide (T.E.C.). She lives in St. Helena, California.

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