Raise a hand if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed.
Many times, we can get very stressed and worked up over things, which is normal. Being in the right state of mind will affect how we work and behave and even how our immediate environment appears.
However, we may see that sometimes, people seem to have their lives in order, and that leaves us wondering: what’s the hack?
The good thing is that getting organised is a skill that can be learnt. Being organised keeps one feeling accomplished and stress-free. With enough discipline and practice, here are some ways you can keep your life organised:
Create schedules: Having a schedule encourages productivity and keeps you aware of the things you need to do. Having a daily and weekly schedule keeps all your tasks in one place and saves you the stress of trying to remember important assignments. There’s always that feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment when you tick tasks off your schedules and to-do lists, so having schedules with reminders and deadlines always helps to stay organised.
Be keen on decluttering: Okay, you may have a lot of stuff. And sure, you may not have enough space for all your stuff. However, leaving items scattered in different places doesn’t help in staying organised. Take some time out to arrange your personal space and belongings and you’ll feel refreshed. There are helpful resources such as websites and youtube videos that give tips on how to keep a space tidy. A popular organisation consultant is Marie Kondo, who shares a lot of helpful ways to spark joy through arranging and organising things.
Get a planner: This goes hand-in-hand with creating schedules. A planner helps to actually keep your goals, plans and activities in a portable place. Planners come in physical and digital forms and there are so many types that suit different needs. If you’re more of a traditional, pen-and-paper person, then having a physical planner and a pen with you at all times is perfect. Otherwise, you can always have a digital planner as an app on your mobile device. A planner is perfect for keeping your thoughts, tasks and assignments organised.
Procrastination is the enemy: Delaying tasks and assignments is one way to remain disorganised. Not only does it disrupt the flow of your work, procrastination also disturbs your thoughts and it then becomes harder to actually get the task done. A useful tip is to know that the principles of organisation work together. For instance, combating procrastination can be done through creating and following a schedule and deadlines. Pushing tasks to ‘do later’ will only create a stressful atmosphere because the work will keep piling up. Nobody wants that. Here’s a helpful tip: think of the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment you’ll feel after finishing a task. This should help in getting things done when they’re supposed to be done.
Even with these tips, getting yourself organised involves hard work and dedication. You need to put in enough effort if you want your space looking neat and tidy. You’re free to spice things up or add your own twist in how you create your schedules or declutter your space. Your body will eventually thank you for it.