6 Tips to Become a More Organized Person
LEARN TO SAY NO
There's just too little time for you to do everything. There’s just too little time for you to do everything. Sometimes you’ve got to bite the bullet and just say “no” to the things that you would love to do in that moment, but you can't. It is absolutely not a thing to be ashamed of, It's just a fact. We are human and sometimes we need to prioritize things. I don't like to load the dishwasher, but I have to. Don't postpone things or give excuses.
DO ONE THING AT A TIME
It may be surprising, but multi-tasking just isn’t that effective. It’s much better to devote yourself to one project before tackling the next. Just take it easy and engage yourself in one purpose at a time. At least for me "organizing" is a slow process. It takes time to get there! Especially for chronic lazy person as me.
SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE
If something is unnecessary in your life, whether it be possessions, activities, or commitments, drop it. It’s better to focus on the things you care about. At a certain point we have to be tough and choose a side. You want to continue on doing what others expect from you? OR are you going to embrace/accept who you truly are and do things that you simply LOVE?
DON'T BE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF
You won’t be perfect all of the time; no one is. Just do your best and forgive yourself when things don’t go as planned. As I said before, is good to take little steps. It's a slow learning process, and yes, we are going to make mistakes. Maybe even fall again into procrastination. But is ok, as long as you keep getting back on track!
KEEP YOUR PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT ORGANIZED
You’ll feel much happier and much more ready to tackle projects if your home is in order. Make tidying up a priority. One things that makes me feel clean and ready to face the day is make my bed in the morning. Also keeping your desk, or your workplace clean and organized, allow you to organize your mind.
USE A CALENDAR OR A PLANNER
You may think you can store everything in your head, but I promise one day you’ll forget something important. This happens to me everyday! Even keeping a planner isn’t a foolproof way to stay organized, it will certainly help. Writing down things and visualize them all together in a monthly/weekly planner, can make a whole difference, trust me!
What's your most successful organization tips?