Are you sick of your life feeling cluttered and in disarray?
The frustration of living a disorganized life can leave many of us feeling irritable and agitated. However, we’re not alone.
“To get myself organized” is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Many of us are in pursuit of living with focus and clarity.
But, as is the case with many resolutions, this is far easier said than done.
We’re here to help by offering you a plan. What follows is a list of practical tips that can help you lead a more organized life.
But before we begin, we’re also including a list of all-natural ingredients that can help you think clearly, and make big decisions!
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Now to build some organizational habits!
It’s very common, particularly among men, to avoid asking for assistance when it is needed.
Many personality types will also have a difficult time saying “no,” whether it’s a fear of confrontation or letting someone down.
If you are going to get yourself organized, you must also get comfortable with both of these.
You may want to be of service to someone else, but breaching the capacity of your own workload rarely yields positive results.
After all, there are only so many hours in a day. The more you need to get done, the less time you can dedicate to each task.
Not only does this breed resentment and frustration, but the work you are able to accomplish will likely fall below the quality you want it to be.
Asking for help isn’t weak, and saying “no” isn’t an insult. It’s taking care of yourself.
The saying: “Clear desk, clear mind” couldn’t be more appropriate here.
Our environment often reflects our internal state. If we are occupying a cluttered space we can find it hard to concentrate and focus, leading us to feel stressed and frustrated.
Take the time to get your space in order. It will make everything that comes after much simpler. Here are some ways to efficiently declutter:
While we may need a laptop or smart device to capture long pieces of information, there are benefits to keeping a pen and paper on hand.
When we write things down, we make two points of progress:
When we physically write something, we’re engaging our brain’s motor pathways in a way that benefits the health of our brain. It’s also been shown that when writing something down by hand, we can recall the information for a longer period of time.
When we can physically see what needs to be accomplished, we can feel more motivated to finish because we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
When things aren’t written down, it’s easy to lose a sense of purpose in what you’re doing, and become distracted from the task at hand.
Normally when something needs doing, but doesn’t need to be done right now, we place it on the proverbial back burner… and it gets forgotten.
Instead, when something needs to be done, no matter how urgent or trivial, set a deadline and hold yourself to it. If necessary, tell others to check on the status of your activity to help hold yourself accountable.
Similarly, build a literal to-do list for yourself. Pick a number (typically between 1 and 10) that represents the MAXIMUM amount of items you’d like on your list at any one time.
If the amount of actions on your to-do list exceeds the number you’ve chosen, then you are overloaded, and you must knock items off of that list before you burden yourself with more responsibilities.
We are trying to build healthy habits to keep us organized in 2021, and this can take a while. Some claim the average amount of time it takes to build a new habit is about 66 days.
However, we implore you to persevere. Remember, you’re not alone! If you find yourself falling astray of these habits, you can always try again.
Let’s get ourselves organized and lean into living healthier lives!