I have been much more productive while experiencing less stress ever since I learned these strategies for organising one's life and work. Contradictory as it may seem, organising a little bit each day has given me more time to do the things I want—and to do them well.
But now that I have got it together, I would like to share with you the 8 essential tips for keeping your life organised as well.
8 Ways to Organize Your Life Right Now
You must first have confidence in your ability to eliminate clutter. Focusing on what needs to be organised is the best way to accomplish this. Be not afraid. What areas come to mind as the most disorganised? What concerns you the most and prevent you from completing activities like setting up meetings or preparing dinner? Start by completing the first item on the list before moving on to the next.
2. Avoid procrastinating.
I hate to be the one to break bad news, but putting things off simply makes things more stressful and disorganised. The more time you put off starting a task, the tougher it will be to do it (besides, you will perhaps do a worse job due to pressure and time limits). The feeling that something is hanging over your head can be eliminated by completing tasks as quickly as you can. Try it! It may be empowering!
3. Give everything a home.
Some people absolutely adore label makers. I also never really got it. Those little devices appear to have a well-organized underground fan club. I can now see why because I have discovered how effective those simple organising tools can be. Grab one, go to the Container Store, and buy a tonne of boxes, bins, and folders. Then go bonkers. Make sure everything has a place in your life. You will have a lower likelihood of losing anything if everything has a place. Imagine the time you will save by not having to look for your keys! Email falls under this as well. Create folders and send those emails home.
4. Get rid of junks on a regular basis.
Spending time on a regular basis to go through and declutter, whether it be once a week or once a month, is a key component in learning how to organize your life. Get rid of anything unnecessary. I have a rule that I bring clothing and other personal goods to Good Will or a consignment store if I have not used them in a year. Additionally, whenever I buy something new, such as a sweater or pair of shoes, I have to get rid of something else.
5. Put everything in its proper place.
Make sure everything stays in its new "home" now that it has one. Use that flashlight first, then put it in a nearby cabinet. Repackage it with care into the container with the clear label you originally received it in. In such case, you will be aware of where to look when you need it again.
6. Split up the tasks.
Not feeling overly stressed and overwhelmed is one of the benefits of being really organised. It also requires that you not have too much on your plate in order to be free from excessive stress and overwhelm. Real organisers are adept at delegation. If you discover that you have too much on your plate, prioritise your responsibilities and think about dropping or assigning the less crucial ones. It is okay to change plans so that you can reflect. Or, even to simply breathe.
7. Organize morning routine
There is a trend among those who are organised. No matter if they are leaving for work or remaining home, they always begin their mornings with the same routine. Making their bed first thing in the morning is a habit shared by many organized people. This gives them a small victory to celebrate. The straightforward process of getting ready for the day, wherever it may lead, can alter your outlook and increase your productivity. It is the simple assurance that you are ready for anything, indoors or out.
8. Give up trying to be perfect!
Although it may seem like organised people are perfectionists, this is not the case. It is only a facade they have built because they have the time and room to do what has to be done. You will not accomplish anything if you feel pressured to complete everything precisely. Therefore, do your best to complete the most important tasks, and for the others, accept "good enough" results or seek support.
Do you have more tips on organizing one's life right now that you would like to share? You can participate in the discussion by leaving a comment below. Thank you!
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