In the present day scenario, majorly governed by speed and multi-tasking, being organized is a quality that is essential for a person to lead a calm and successful life – free of chaos. Most of the stress and anxiety we face on an everyday basis is unwarranted and can be avoided just by being organized. Organization skills are not necessarily something we are born with; they can be cultivated and made a habit over a period of time. Even the most disorderly person can get organized with little effort, self-belief and persistence. By practising some of the below simple yet powerful habits we can surely see a transformation within us.
1. Note down things: Although we wish to remember everything, but we are not programmed in a way that enables us to remember every aspect of our life. It is quite natural that we forget things and it’s not a problem as long as what we forget is not very significant, but if it gets translated to forgetting several and important issues, it’s trouble. In order to dodge the possibility, it’s a great idea to write down things down. This ensures things don’t slip out of our mind. Making a note of everything will be helpful in reminding ourselves of all the tasks that are to be done.
2. Follow schedules: Once we make a to-do list, we get clarity on all the tasks that are pending and require attention. For further clarity, we should make a schedule for all the tasks, prioritizing them on need and time basis. This will help us to narrow down on things that have to be done immediately and those that can wait for some time. A schedule automatically creates deadlines and enables us to strictly follow the schedule to meet the deadlines.
3.Give up procrastination: To be able to meet deadlines and reach targets, we have to give up procrastination and be proactive. Only when we start working, do we finish a task. Hence, it is a prerequisite for organized people to quit procrastination and start working as soon as a certain task is identified.
4. Place for everything: A place for everything, and everything in its place. This should be our motto throughout life if we want to live an organized life. Keeping everything orderly helps in reaching it easily in the time of need and minimizes our efforts to search and saves time and energy.
5.De-clutter: Giving a specific place for everything requires enough space which means that things that are no more required have to be shown the door. This has to be done on a regular basis to keep the place de-cluttered. De-cluttering is not just about physical things but could be applied to emotional things as well. All the emotions that burden our life should be let go to have a de-cluttered mind that helps us think positive and better.
Practising these tips daily to make them habits and then an inseparable part of our life will definitely make us a better-organized person and enables us to lead a successful life. Being organized will leave enough time for various other activities and helps maintain a work-life balance.