Being organised is something that I think many of us want to be and are aspiring to be. Organisation is so much more than just turning in up on time and remembering what you need.
There are so many variations of organisation, it truly can mean different things to different people. One person might see a tidy home or workspace as their version of organised, for others it can be having a planner to keep them organised. However, if you do not relate to any of these but would like to become a more organised, there are some simple steps you can follow to start feeling more organised. There is no need to over complicate it. Try these 5 easy steps to organise your life.
1. Plan your week ahead of time
Preparation is key for everyone to be more successful. So, f you were to plan out your week, you are far more likely t be more organised in all areas of your life.
Once you have found your chosen way to plan, you can then start to organise your week. It is important what you trial different planner forms to find what you feel comfortable and productive with.
You can then start to pencil in your tasks and appointments for the week ahead. This means that you are aware I what you need to do and where you need to be as well as being far less likely to double book yourself or miss important deadlines. If you have a family, you can also include these activities and asks to help you.
To plan my week, I use a daily ring planner as well as using my Happy Panner for all my blog and social media tasks. I like to take some time on a Sunday to sit down, pull out my planners and plan for the upcoming week; it only takes a small amount of time away from my Sunday. However, when I wake up on a Monday morning, I can start with my to-do list, rather than wasting time planning.
2. Make a to-do list
Using to-do lists is an effective planning and organisation tool that you can use with minima effort. If you have a big task, using a to-do list enables you to break them down into more manageable chunks. Breaking down tasks can make them more achievable and less overwhelming.
So, if you find planners, whether paper-based or digital aren’t for you, imply using a to-do list might work better for you. Just listing your daily tasks can be quick an easy, which s perfect for people who have a busy schedule. There is something so satisfying and gratifying about checking off tasks from your list. It actually makes me more motivated and I find myself more productive as I want to tick off more tasks.
3. Prepare the night before
For a more organised start the following day, preparing your outfit, your meals and packing your bag can save you time and effort.
When you wake up, there is no need to rush around trying to get everything ready. It can make mornings more relaxed and you are ready for your day ahead.
I like to prepare the night before if I have an early appointment, so it reduces how stressful my morning can be. This is a practice that I will be using more when I start university in September. When I have an early lecture, I want to wake up and know I have everything already packed to have a successful day.
4. Have a tidy space
It is a well-known saying that a ‘tidy space means a tidy mind’. There are many variants of this saying, but it originates around 1947. It started out as ‘a cluttered-up desk is a sign of a cluttered-up mind’ and was even printed on gift items at the time. Another well-known quote is ‘out of clutter, find simplicity’ by Albert Einstein.
When you are working in a messy space, you are more likely to encounter distractions and could lead you to incomplete work or unachieved goals as well as causing you to struggle to find supplies it important papers.
I don’t know about you, but when I am working at my desk, I cannot concentrate on my current task if I am surrounded by mess. When my desk or home space is clean and tidy, I feel more organised, motivated and far more productive.
5. Set goals and track your progress
Setting goals, no matter how big, is a key element to your personal development. It helps you to learn, grow and challenge yourself o achieve whatever you set your mind to.
If you have set goals to work towards, you will be ensuring you are spending the time to complete the tasks. This means that you will be organising your time to achieve them.
By tracking your progress of your goals will help you to see what is working and what isn’t effective. This can highlight changes you can make to achieve more.
It is important that you make sure you make achievable and attainable goals.
These are just 5 simple steps to help you start being an organised person. Implementing these 5 simple habits can change your life and how you approach tasks. Everyone has the ability to be organised!
Do you practise any of these habits? Id love to hear in the comments.