Chronic Disorganization is defined as having a past history of disorganization in which self-help efforts to change have failed. Chronic disorganization undermines the quality of life due to disorganization, and because chronic disorganization is "chronic", the expectation is to have future disorganization.
Chronic disorganization is not a medical condition but rather the symptom or condition that often results from medical or mental health issues. Individuals with chronic disorganization often think or learn differently. However individuals with chronic disorganization contribute much to our society despite their chronic disorganization.
Strategies for Success
Work with professionals who understand chronic disorganization. Be patient with yourself, or the individual with Chronic Disorganization, the mess did not happen overnight. It will take time to improve the situation. Be open to new ideas, strategies and changing behaviors. Be open with the professional organizer you work with regarding your medical and/or mental health conditions. Consider utilizing the "Collaborative Method" with the professional organizer and therapist working together to assist you.
Common Characteristics of Chronically Disorganized
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