When it comes to keeping on top of things in life, we can sometimes lose track or drop the ball. Being organized is one thing that can benefit both your personal and work life. So when your life feels like a bit of a jumbled mess and you often find yourself chasing your tail over certain things, here are some tips that will help you stay organized in life.
Create A Schedule
Schedules are a great way of getting a handle on how much work you need to do. Sometimes we can have so much on our plate that it can feel pretty overwhelming. By creating a schedule where you can plan out your daily tasks and utilize all the time you have over the course of a day, it’s going to feel a lot more manageable. Start by finding the right method to create your schedule. Some people like to use apps like this mobile time clock app, and others like to note all their tasks duties down in a notebook or diary. It’s really up to you to find what suits you best. Laying out your schedule can be done in a manner of ways. You could schedule your time by the hour or group it into sections of the day without too much of a time restraint. It’s whatever you feel works for you so experiment until you find the method that works best. It’s going to be different for everyone who does it. When you’ve laid out a schedule, you can then start doing it daily until it becomes part of your routine.
Planning ahead is important in life, rather than just living day to day. Although we can’t guarantee tomorrow, it’s still important that you make sure you’ve got some semblance of a future planned out for yourself. This isn’t in your work life but that of your personal life too. Where do you see yourself this time next year? You might want to start a family, or you may want to see yourself in a job that brings you more happiness or perhaps challenges you more. By putting these plans into place and actually preparing those things that need to be in place to make it happen can be a great way to feel more cemented in life. It can give you that direction in times of uncertainty. Having some direction in life can certainly help you to feel like you’ve got everything together!
Procrastinating is something we all do, and it’s a natural thing that tends to happen. It’s important, though, that although you allow it from time to time, you don’t allow it too much that it starts to affect your productivity in life and in the workplace. Procrastination tends to feature for the most part at work, and if you’re finding yourself doing it more, then there are certainly things you can do to help with that. Firstly, you want to shut off the things you do to procrastinate, whether that’s browsing social media channels or doing some online shopping. Secondly, think about how you could mix it up so that you don’t spend so much time on one thing. That’s because it could be that your brain is getting bored of doing that same thing for the past few hours or days. Switch it up where you can and as often as you can in order to keep the brain active.
Declutter On A Regular Basis
Decluttering your life is a good thing, not just the physical objects in your home but also the clutter that’s living in your emails or folders on your personal electronic devices. It’s the toxic people in your life that might be affecting you more than they should be. There are plenty of reasons why you should declutter and that you should try and do more of it where you can. When you want to do a declutter of your home, do it as a household so that everyone has an input on what gets thrown out and what doesn’t. No one person should be expected to do it alone, especially when you’re all sharing the space. When you’re removing people from your life, do so with caution and evaluate how happy they make you feel when you’re with them. No one should be putting you down or making you feel worthless. If there are people in your life that are making you feel like that, they don’t deserve to be part of your life.
Do One Thing At A Time
We all tend to have an automatic habit of trying to do everything at once, and that can be a hard habit to get rid of. It’s ingrained within us from an early age, from education right through to the current work situation we’re in. We’re expected to balance a multitude of things, but the reality is, you’re likely to get more done if you do one thing at a time. Look at your internet browser and count how many tabs you have. If you have more than one open right now, then you’re doing it wrong. Start training yourself to use one or two tabs at a time. These should be your maximum because anymore that are open will just be a distraction for you. By doing one thing at a time, you will allow yourself to concentrate more and to be more focused on what’s important. By only doing one thing, you’re fully committing yourself, and therefore, you are likely to do a better job as a result.
Practice Saying No More
Saying no is a lot harder than saying yes. There’s a reason why we can often become overwhelmed in life, and that’s normally due to the fact that we can’t say no. We agree to things that perhaps we didn’t really need to do in the first place, and that can be a lot. And no amount of organizing is going to help us when we’ve taken on too much, and we’re sacrificing things like a personal wellbeing and sleep to compensate for it. So as of today, practice saying no more. Those you say no to are likely to understand if you just explain to them that you’re busy. Anyone who takes offense, should just be ignored because they’re not respecting your own need for space. Yes is an easy word to say, but a lot of good can come from saying no. You might have a bit more time on your hands to simply relax and not have to worry about organizing every inch of your life as a result.
Look After Your Mental Wellbeing
Your mental wellbeing is a very important element to your health, and the more you sacrifice it, the worse you’ll feel because of it. So it’s important that you’re taking the time to look after your mental wellbeing and organizing time in for yourself to focus on it where you can. Find things that bring you comfort and happiness, which can differ from person to person. You might enjoy a nice bubble bath, while someone else might find comfort and happiness in taking a boxing lesson. Do what is good for your mind and your overall well being. Put yourself first every so often!
Being organized in life is important, so try to change things where you can to have some control over your daily lifestyle. Use these tips to help, and hopefully, you’ll have control of it a little more.