Do you feel stressed and disorganised but unsure how to improve yourself? Most people tend to be reactive as opposed to reactive when they identify things that require reorganisation in their lives. To break this cycle and become an organised person, you must first develop healthier habits.
So even if you believe that you are a very messy person, you can learn to be organised. From noting things down, to discarding unnecessary clutter and organising things based on their importance, as long as you’re willing to learn and practice, you will become an organised person. In this guide, we will share with you six habits on how to organise your life to increase productivity and success so that you can live peacefully without stress and chaos.
1. Create Schedules and Deadlines
Keeping things organised is closely related to remaining productive. It’s best for you to establish and maintain a daily and weekly schedule. Set deadlines and goals and most importantly, stick to them!
If you live a chaotic lifestyle, you will not have the time or space to meet your deadlines and thus achieve your goals. As an exercise, you could look at your wish list or create one and write what you want to achieve this year or later in your life. Then write down what you need to do to achieve them. There are unpredictable twists and turns in life. By scheduling everything on a calendar and adding all your tasks to a list, you can work within the boundaries of your week and focus on everything that is important to you.
2. Declutter on a Regular Basis
If you want to be a highly organised person, you need to make some time every week or more to organise your affairs. Things will not organise themselves; they must be reorganised continuously and consistently.
The best way to stay organised is to allocate specific times of the day for tidying and cleaning. You don’t have to spend a lot of time doing this either, 15 to 30 minutes a day is enough. Doing this every week will help in reducing stress and keep you more productive.
3. Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is crucial. While this can seem counterintuitive or that it has nothing to do with living an organised life, lack of sleep can affect your mood and eventually lead to problems with keeping your life running smoothly.
For example, if you want to organise your finances by saving or investing, you will probably procrastinate on that decision due to lack of sleep. When you feel tired and exhausted, it affects your ability to make better decisions. You will end up making unnecessary purchases, rather than saving or investing your money. Additionally, lack of sleep affects all other aspects of your life. You cannot get organised, be productive, or achieve exceptional success, if you cannot think clearly due to constant fatigue.
4. Delegate Tasks
Delegating and outsourcing tasks that can cause you problems to others is another important tip to help you organise your life. For example, if you find it challenging to look after your garden, and you constantly procrastinate doing it, then just ask someone else to do it for you. If you have a budget, you can always outsource your work to others to maintain your productivity.
Many of us want to do too many things every day. And we can’t just stuff everything into our day and try to do it ourselves. If you look at successful entrepreneurs, they certainly don’t do everything by themselves. They formed a team and hired professionals to help them complete their journey. Likewise, you have to think in the same way as you spend a lot of time working every day, and then catering to daily needs and routines. Therefore, the best way is to outsource and delegate your tasks. Start by identifying tasks which can be a nuisance, and delegate them to people specialised in these fields; as it can not only save you time but also get the job done well.
5. Take Time Off and Rejuvenate
One of the biggest mistakes most people make when trying to live an organised life is that they only focus on decluttering and organising and forget that they need to rest and recharge. Not only do you want your space to be organised, but you’d also want your mental space to be equally organised. The best way to manage your mental space is by spending some time relaxing and rejuvenating.
When you are in a relaxed state, your thinking becomes sharp, allowing you to make better decisions. Similarly, when you’re fully charged, you can continue to follow through on your plan. Whether you are planning to clean up and organise your life, or work on a project that you have worked on for many years. The key is to maintain balance to avoid exhaustion.
To Wrap Up
Now that you’ve discovered these five tips on how to organise your life, one thing to remember is that living an organised life isn’t simply about delegating tasks or decluttering your home. Being organised is a principle, a way of life.
If you’re looking to improve your productivity and organisational skills, Ceed is here to help you unleash your full potential! Speak to one of our life coaches to find out more.