How To Be Organized

Organization takes time…no doubt about that, but when it becomes a habit it helps to make life little easier. Well I have a couple of ways I try to be organized and I decided to share with you. Hope you find them useful….so:

1. Organise your space
Start by getting rid of things you don’t use and give space for things that you use regularly. This helps you know what you have. Just keep in mind: Reduce visual clutter, reduce mental clutter.

2. Remember to put things back to their right place after using them.

3. Make lists
For me if I need anything or I want to go shopping I make lists. This makes it easier for me to know what I want to buy and not to buy and it helps to forget things easily. Remember the shortest pencil is better than the longest memory, so write it down. The list could be about anything It’s just to organize your thoughts.

4. Stop procrastination
Sometimes we don’t follow through on our daily tasks because we are too busy procrastinating! It comes in different forms from distractions( social media) to laziness. Here are a few ways to help beat it:
– Remove the distractions
– Set time frames for daily tasks and try to stick to it but try not to rush yourself to complete the tasks at the allocated time, rushing may cause you to re-do the task again. If you can’t complete the task at the designated time, take a break and revisit it
– Do the task you are least looking forward to first so you don’t put it off. You will be able to enjoy the task you are looking forward to more, without thinking about the dreaded task hanging over your head.

5. Ask for help
There are some tasks that cant be efficiently done by yourself, ask for help from family and friends or anybody you think can help.

Don’t worry if you are not perfectly organized after a week…just form the habit and try to stick to it. I still try to stay organized. Note, there would be times when you can’t be totally organized but don’t sweat it…we are not all perfect
Please feel free to share yours too in the comments too.

Konyinsola Daramola

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