Keeping life organized when you are carrying tons of responsibilities on your shoulder is one of the toughest things to do. Work, family, social commitments, put them all together and it is so easy to get sidetracked by all the hurdles going your way. Albeit, it doesn’t mean throwing that white flag and just let the flow leads you. There is still something you can do; a little planning, changing habits, decluttering, and just by putting your heart into it.
Learning how to organize your life is not innate, it is learned. It takes effort, discipline, and commitment. If you think your life is in a state of disorder, stop, take a breather, and read these tips on how you can put your life back in order.
1. Develop a Habit of Writing on a Planner
It is inevitable to forget schedules, deadlines, etc when we have a lot of things going in our minds. You don’t want to miss a single appointment just because it slipped out of your mind. That is why it is important to keep a record of your schedules on a planner where you can have a visual of the things needed to be done. You can use both a paper planner or a digital one to keep track of your day.
Plan and go through all your schedule and to-do list in a day, week, or even months. There will be unforeseen circumstances, it’s part of life, but that doesn’t mean planning is not needed. By writing all your schedules and your to-do lists in advance, it will help you choose what things to prioritize and to focus on.
2. Develop habits
We might not realize this, but one of the things that are making our life disorganized is our bad habits developed over the years. Do a self-analyzation and take note of all your habits, good or bad, and list them down. If it helps you in making your life organized, keep it, and nurture it. If it doesn’t, discard it. However, we have to remember change is not easy, especially changing something you’ve been doing for years.
For you to be successful in building good habits, you need to be 100% committed.
“Ultimately, your habits matter because they help you become the type of person you wish to be. They are the channel through which you develop your deepest beliefs about yourself. Quite literally, you become your habits.” James Clear
3. Stop Procrastinating
Why do tomorrow what you can do today? If you want to get things done easily then better do it right away. Putting off a task, an appointment, etc, won’t make your life stress free. You are just prolonging your agony.
When you want to be an organized person, it doesn’t only imply taking care of your schedules. It also means taking care of your stuff. Throw, give, or donate the things that you don’t use anymore.
If you are yet to start with your decluttering journey, we have listed some tips and ideas to help you (See: 5 Easy Decluttering Tips And Ideas)
5. Daily Clean-up
As much as we want our homes to be spotless and organized as possible, it simply won’t happen, especially if you have kids or pets. That is why it is important to clean your homes every day. It doesn’t need to be a general clean-up; you can just spare a few minutes to an hour of your time to finish a chore.