8 Simple Steps to Get It Together
You’re working on getting life organized.
Life is complicated, but getting organized is one way to run smoothly.
You should do the following things: sort out the clutter, make use of a calendar and a planner, wear a watch, multitask, jot it down, assign responsibilities, allocate time to de-stress, and be disciplined.
What most of us are not aware of is that visual clutter is a significant factor of disorder in the mental aspect of an individual.
So, to avoid inefficient confusion and turmoil every now and then, follow these simple steps to organize your life:
Sort out the clutter
The secret to keeping things orderly is to never put unnecessary things on flat surfaces such as your computer desk, a side table, or the couch, whether it be clothes, books, or important papers.
To sort out the clutter, you need plastic bags, zip-lock bags, boxes, transparent containers, to name a few, and keep in mind that you have to label each for efficiency.
After using a certain thing, directly place it back where it belongs.
Thinking of returning later on, is a big no-no in the process of establishing an organized life.
If ever spending precious minutes looking for your keys or your cell phone, you have to decide on one area to place them and always set it down in that one place.
Make use of a calendar and a planner.
Write down your schedule so you won’t forget anything.
Always have it handy and nearby to avoid locating it repeatedly.
Wear a watch
True to say, time flies by while having fun.
This isn’t a bad thing as long as you have a lot of free time in your hands.
But getting behind your schedule will only cause commotion up in your head.
To avoid this, wear a watch because it makes you conscious of time.
Combine similar tasks together and do it consecutively.
For instance, you need to shop. Don’t just shop for one thing, but as much as possible, buy groceries at one time to lessen the time spent.
It is not to be forgotten that while you multitask, your work should be done correctly, or something uneventful will just arise.
Jot it down
Wherever you go, especially at work, have a notepad and pen within your reach.
A written reminder is better than a not-so-dependable memory.
Another modern alternative to notepad is a PDA, a Blackberry, or a Palm Pilot.
You don’t have to do everything on your own.
It’s not a fragile thing to ask for help from others, and it is not to be ashamed of.
Appoint somebody else to do this and that and make sure that somebody is trustworthy and capable of the given task.
Allocate time to de-stress
A mentally sound mind brings forth a healthy lifestyle.
Now and then, take time off and have some alone time.
For those who are constantly busy, just stop and breathe.
That may give a bit of relaxation.
Lastly, always carry with you your discipline.
Without it, nothing will be accomplished.
Stick to what you decide and make sure you are not wandering away from the path to an organized life.
Remember, no shortcuts.
Being the busy bees that we are now, we have to juggle responsibilities continually, and unfortunately, we can’t catch everything we are responsible for.
When you feel like the whole world is on your shoulders, take time to start with the least and advance to an organized way of living.
Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post.