Yet another method for clearing away procrastination droppings: the 15-second “do it now” challenge. Sit in your work area (or other area of messiness). You have 15 seconds to pick out a project you have been putting off. It could be as simple as a document that needs to be filed, or a 2-hour bookkeeping session. Then either do it today — and completely finish it — or schedule a date and time to do it on your calendar. Doing it today is preferable, but that’s not always possible. This is just one of many organizational tools I use to keep my workload under control. I’m bordering on OCD when it comes to clutter, but I’m still a procrastinator (not a good combination). Try it. It works!