Habits To Organize Your Life
At times we need help in organizing our lives. It’s going to be a chore, but staying organized makes life easier in the long run. After all, “an ounce of prevention, prevents a pound of pain”. Just think about how easy it will be to find and accomplish things you need and avoid last minute hassles or worries.
1) – Do Not Procrastinate
If you want your life to be less stressful and less demanding, then organize as soon as you can. The longer you wait to do something, the more difficult it will be to get it done. Putting in the effort to get things done as soon as possible will lift the weight off of you from doing it later.
2) – Regularly Declutter
Highly organized people make sure they find time every week or more to organize their things. Find time each week to organize. Stuff does not stay organized on its own; it needs to be reorganized continuously and consistently.
3) – Make Schedules and Deadlines
By living a cluttered lifestyle, you will not have the time or space to make your deadlines or achieve your goals. Organized people make deadlines and set goals. And most importantly they do not waste time. They recognize that keeping things organized goes hand-in-hand with staying productive. They make and keep schedules for the day and week, and they stick to them!
4) – Write Things Down Immediately
We all know someone that TRIES to remember every special date. They then fail at it, but KEEP ON doing it anyway.
TRYING to remember things will not help you to stay organized. You should try writing things down immediately.
A pen and some paper is our way of remembering things externally, and it’s much more permanent. You can also use the notepad app in your mobile phone; such as “Google Docs”.
You will only further complicate your life BY TRYING to contain important dates and reminders in your head.
Write down everything: shopping lists for groceries, dates to buy gifts, and important dates like meetings and special dates & times.
5) – Delegate Responsibilities
A really organized life is not overfilled with responsibilities, meetings and deadlines. In fact, it has less because things that create stress have been slowly organized out of your life so that there are no hindrances or hurdles.
6) – Keep Only the Things You Need
Have you ever felt like you do not have the space to keep all the things you own? Instead of renting a storage unit or buying a larger home, get rid of tose things you do not need.
More stuff means more clutter = more responsibility = more wasted time . People who live organized lives only keep what they need and what they really, absolutely want. Having fewer things also means that you enjoy THOSE things more, AND feel better about using everything you own, rather than letting half of what you own collect dust and dirt, taking up space.