At the start of every year people like to make big decisions, and various resolutions. Lose some weight, become more productive at work, improve your private life. When you look at all these important decisions, you will notice that they can all be boiled down to only one truly important move – becoming more organized. But, how to become more organized? Here are few tricks that should help you along the way.
Write Things Down
Modern lifestyle is full of haste. Too much work and too little time often cause people to get lost amongst the tons of information they have to keep track of. The solution to this problem is as simple as it gets – write everything down. Whether you are going to download some of the reminder apps, or you are going to go down the traditional route and use a pen and a piece of paper is really up to you.
Make To-Do Lists
Walking aimlessly into each new day will only cause you to accomplish nothing. If you are to succeed in any aspect of your life, you need clear and tangible goals you will find easy to pursue. Give yourself such goals in the form of to-do lists (be sure to cover both short-term and long-term goals) and you will see that you will become much more productive and tackle your obligations with ease.
Improve Your Concentration
People often like to a look at themselves as machines and try to do everything at once. That is a big mistake. The key to good organization lies in concentration and mindfulness. So, try out meditation, use a brain-boosting smart pill, do some of the concentration exercises. In short, find a way to remain sharp that suits you the best and stick to it.
The list of things we have to do every day is terrifyingly long. The only way we are able to survive such onslaught of obligations is because we have unconsciously turned them into a routine. So, what’s preventing you from developing new routines? Preparing lunch, brushing your teeth, and working out 10 minutes are not that different.
Make a Schedule
Or in other words, put your to-do list in a specific time-frame. People like to procrastinate. A lot. Needless to say, most of the obligations that are endlessly pushed back never get accomplished at all. Give every one of your tasks a due-date, do everything you can to meet the deadlines, and you will see that plowing through a busy day is really not that hard.
Organize Your Home
Good habits promote new good habits. Bad habits work just the same, but they are much more efficient. So, if you want to change anything important in your life, you should start making changes on a smaller scale. Why wouldn’t you start with your home? If you learn to keep your home organized, you will find much easier doing the same with the rest of your life.
There’s no other way around it. If you don’t put everything you got when you need to do something you will always leave loose ends, and you will never be able to put them in order. Give your 95% every time you get up from the bed, and you won’t have to face the issue of organization ever again.
If you would ask some of the successful people how they manage to stay organized, they would probably ask you “What are you talking about?” For them, being organized is like breathing air. Come to that point in your life, and you will see just how irrelevant New Year’s resolutions are.