Simple strategies for taking control of your day and managing your surroundings
Are you feeling unorganized and unproductive because there’s too much on your mind? It’s time to get your life organized, so that you can be productive and make progress in the things that matter most to you in your day-to-day life. If you take even just an hour or so out of your day to get your life organized, you will instantly feel more refreshed and be able to accomplish more with the same amount of time, whether it’s at work, at home, or simply getting things done around town! Here are five ways to get started.
Wake up earlier
One of the most important aspects of getting organized is waking up earlier. Waking up early will give you time to do things like declutter your home, simplify your morning routine, organize your schedule, train your brain, and prioritize what's important. If you're not able to get out of bed before 8:00am- I recommend setting a timer for 45 minutes before you need to wake up so that you can start training yourself on how long it takes you to fall asleep.
Make a list of things to do
When it comes to getting organized, you should start with a list of things you want to do that day. This is a good way to prioritize your tasks and make sure you don’t leave anything out. As for the physical space, declutter your desk or work area so there is room for everything you need. Finally, train your brain by using a checklist before starting a task. This will help ensure you don’t forget any important steps along the way.
What you do is not more important than what you don’t. The time spent on the things that are not priorities will be wasted time. A good way to start organizing is by setting your priorities and then work on the things that are most important. This will train your brain to prioritize better. When you have a clear idea of what needs doing, it’s much easier to get organized at home, at work, or even just when planning your day.
It's important that you take breaks throughout the day. It sounds counter-productive, but your brain will thank you for it. When your brain is working hard, it needs a break to get back into the game with a fresh perspective. If you don't give your brain this downtime, it will start doing some weird things like preoccupying itself with nonsensical thoughts or suddenly forget how to spell basic. It's important that you train your brain by giving it time off during the day.
Simplify and declutter
Decluttering your home will help you be more productive because your mind is no longer foggy from clutter. Plus, a clean space makes you want to return to the space because it's inviting. You can also use a home edit as training for your brain by choosing one thing that needs attention or organizing an area of the house you spend most time in.
Set aside time for fun
Once you have your day planned out, the next step is to set aside time for fun. This will train your brain into believing that you deserve time for yourself each day. Time for yourself is essential for both mental and physical health. Don't let your life get too busy that you forget this important part of living.