Let’s get organized.
Life is chaotic. Trust me, I get it. Getting organized can seem like a daunting task—but don’t stress! Tackle one thing at a time, and you’re days will be running smoothly before you know it. Besides, it feels oh-so-satisfying once you finally get organized because it’s just one less thing to worry about! Here are a few easy ways to help you get started, and then stay organized:
Make a to-do list.
It might seem simple—or feel like a waste of time—but writing down everything you need to do will help you keep track of all the tasks you have already/still need to tackle. (Plus, it feels amazing to cross off items after you complete them!)
Don’t overbook yourself.
This is something I seriously struggle with. However, using the calendar in my Outlook app has helped tremendously! I simply create an appointment for anything and everything—that way, I have less opportunity to overbooking myself. This allows me to keep track of and manage my time more efficiently; and, as a result, my days are much more organized!
Write things down.
Again, this might seem silly at first—but how many times have you forgotten to do something? My guess is at least once. You’re odds of remembering those little tasks are much higher if you write them down. So, leave room next to your to-do list to jot down reminders.
Set goals and stick with them.
Give yourself a goal, and then follow through. Set standards for yourself, and then hold yourself accountable! If it truly matters to you, you’ll do what it takes to accomplish that goal. (And, odds are, you’ll achieve organization and clarification—even if it’s just out of necessity—along the way.)
Your mom probably told you this growing up, but if you don’t focus and get down to business, you simply can’t get anything done. So, close those apps, find your groove, and start getting things done!
This goes hand-in-hand with minimizing distractions. Life is always going to feel hectic if you wait until the last minute. Use your calendar, write down due dates and timelines for projects, and plan ahead to stay on top of your tasks.
Get rid of clutter.
If you have to search through piles of old paperwork to find the document you need—nothing will ever get done. Instead, take the time you need to de-clutter your desk, and then keep it organized from there on out.
If you get it out, put it back.
It tell my kids this all the time, but even I need reminders every now and again. Putting things back after you are finished will help you stay on top of clutter, and will help keep your space organized—which will lead to a more efficient you!