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If you live a busy life, it can be difficult to get a handle on it and to start getting organized so that you can keep track of the busyness. When you are busy, however, a sense of disorganization can give you more stress than you need due to the lack of structure. It is easy to form daily and weekly habits, however, once you take a few minutes of your time to start implementing them. You can find out more about some of the habits that you should start implementing that will help you to get organized easily in the list below.
Calendars and Planners
The easiest way that you can organize your life is to invest in a calendar of some form or even in a weekly planner. You can fill out this physical planner on a weekly or monthly basis, and check it at the beginning of every day to keep track of what you have going on. If a physical planner does not seem reasonable to you, you can even keep track of your life with an online calendar, setting it so that it sends you daily reminders. No matter the type of calendar you use though, it is important to keep up with it so you do not lose track of time.
It is important to have a daily schedule on your calendar of choice, but you should also create a daily to-do list. Put the items on your list in order of their priority. If you cannot think about priority first thing in the morning, list the to-dos as they come to you, and highlight the most important tasks as you become more focused. Make sure to leave a checkmark beside any items on the list that you are able to complete so that you can motivate yourself.
Make Your Bed
Making your bed seems like such a simple task that it may be difficult to understand how it could help you get organized. If you decide to make your bed as soon as you wake up though, you are setting up your mind for the rest of the day. You are determining that it will be a productive day by completing a productive task as soon as you wake up. Making your bed can even give you the motivation to get the rest of your home organized throughout the day as well.
Create a Chore Day
As mentioned above, making your bed may give you the motivation to get your home organized. If this does not work for you on a daily basis though, try to start making one day of your week dedicated to chores. This is especially true if you are already so busy during the day and do not want to lose more sleep at the end of your day. Make a list of the chores that you need to complete on this one day of the week whether those be doing the laundry or vacuuming your house to get organized.
If you work from home or if you work in an office, you may struggle to stay organized while you are aimlessly in front of a computer all day. You can keep your work organized and stay focused simply by taking breaks throughout your working day. Start a task, and set a timer so that you can work on that specific task for as long as the timer is going. When the timer goes off, get up and walk around for a couple of minutes to give your mind a break so that it can stay organized later on.
Staying organized or getting your life organized, to begin with, may seem intimidating. It does not have to be, however, when you start small with some simple tasks that are sure to keep you organized no matter where you are. You can keep your home organized, your work organized, and your schedule organized just by following the tips that are listed above. You will eventually find a routine that is sure to work for you so that you can always feel as if you are on top of things.