Organized people are’t born organized. To get your life in order you have to develop a system of healthy habits. Here are my top 5 tips on how to organize your life.
Are you feeling like your life and home are totally chaos at the moment and nothing can get you back on track?
I get it! The current situation we’re living in has increased the amount we people who has to work from home while joggling life routine, kids, homeschooling and so much more.
You know the benefits of having habits when it comes to stay organized, but how to achieve this when your routine and habits seems to change every other day?
How can you organize your life and where on earth do you even start?
It may seem overwhelming, but it’s time to look at actual ways to start doing it.
So, how to get your life organized and back on track? Here are 5 ways to organize your life that you can put into practice today!
How To Organize Your Life
1.Prioritize your top 3 tasks to focus on
Your morning routine (or night routine if you prefer) should include an activity to help you determine what are your 3 focus tasks of the day.
Why only 3? We want to set ourselves for success, not for failure.
The truth is that in general we plan and expect of ourselves far more than we can accomplish. We make our plans without a buffer, without accounting for downtime and disruptions, of daily life.
Assuming we can push hard all day long and every day despite the occurrences in our environment.
This is a surefire way to get yourself a burnout and feel like a massive failure every single day.
So, my friend, what’s a better way to be more organized?
It’s to focus on 3 important tasks every day. The 3 things you absolutely must or need to achieve in any given day.
Don’t be surprise if, once you achieve these tasks, you feel a newly renewed energy to go and do more. This happens because by keeping the number small and achievable (and finally ticking off things on your to do list) you’ll feel much better about your day and it will start to become a habit which leads you to a more organized life.
And this system is amazing because you can focus on businesses tasks, household tasks, healthy habits tasks – simply whatever you need to get your life more organized.
If you’re wondering how to organize everything in your life then a digital planner is what you’re looking for.
In my planners I always include the top 3 priority tasks that I use to write down my focus tasks of the day – works every time!
2. Adopt the “one-minute” rule
You know those things you say you “don’t have time for” or “take all your time”? Well, some of these tasks take 1 minute or less and they will make you feel so much more organized!
So, what’s the one-minute rule?
This rule was made famous by Gretchen Rubin in her Happiness podcast, and its simplicity is just brilliant.
Though it’s been designed to make cleaning the house easier, you could adapt it to use in other areas of your life too.
To put it in simple words the 1-minute rule is simply doing tasks that you can complete under 1 minute.
Things you can do under 1 minutes to keep your home organized could be: empty the trash can, put a load of laundry in the machine, make your bed or clean a worktop.
This technique works because all little efforts add up, but we’re are put off by the number of little things we have to do – it feels overwhelming.
By breaking up the tasks in small 1-minute activities you’re giving yourself the best chance to organize your house in a way that it doesn’t feel like much effort.
How can I use the 1-minute rule effectively?
Here’s what I do (and feel free to steel this game for your family too): a 5-minute family decluttering challenge.
I involve everyone in my family in this challenge. We set the clock for 5 minutes and the goal is to do as many little tasks as possible (all the 1-minute tasks you can do).
It turns out we can do so many things in under 1 minute: decluttering the desk, putting things back on their place, organize letters, fold clothes etc.
Whoever gets the most done gets to decide what movie we watch on our next family movie night. Everyone wants to win!
3. Start using a finance planner
A very important part of life organization involves finances and budget.
If you don’t organize your finances then you won’t feel like your life is organized at all, even if other aspects of it are.
A budget and finance planner could be just what you need to help you keep track of your income and expenses and manage your entire financial situation.
Tackling your finances and becoming more organized can help to save you a significant amount of stress.
You can use a printable finance planner, or a digital planner insert to keep on top of your revenue and budget situation or even use it to determine where you need to make changes.
4. Make self-care a priority
Finally, even the best organizational tips aren’t going to help you if you neglect your self-care and mental health.
When you practice adequate self-care, every aspect of your life can be improved upon, including organization.
How are you going to get your life organized if you feel like you lack the energy to do all the things? Or if your attention is always divided between work and family routine? How are you supposed to get things in order when you can never concentrate on your tasks?
Developing a more organized life means also addressing some self-care issues you might have.
Remember that you can’t pour from an empty cup.
Taking care of our minds, bodies, and spirits is the best way to organize your life, your businesses and family while helping you to feel healthier, well rested and more successful.
5. Make sure everything has a place
An organized house is a place where your creativity can thrive, your mind can rest, and your body can enjoy. So, there isn’t a way to be truly organized if your space isn’t.
So, go around making sure everything has its own place to live, from office to kitchen.
A good tip to make sure everything has a place is to always keep similar items together; it’s easy to find and organize them.
There are so many ways to organize your life and the above are just 5 to get you started.
Once you get into the habit of focusing on your 3 most important tasks in a day, get your finance organized, keep your house decluttered and prioritize your self-care you’ll find it a lot easier to keep other areas of your life organized too.
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