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Monday, March 19, 2012

Keys to Successful Living and Stress Management – Part 4

7 Ways to Get Organized So Everything Has Its Place

Being organized brings clarity, lessens frustration and saves time. Spring is here and brings with it a great opportunity to clean out our clutter and get organized.

Do you find yourself spending countless hours looking for stuff but don't remember where you put it? In this article we'll look at 7 ways you could use to help you get organized so everything has its place. 

#1 - Overcome procrastination with decision

Instead of saying, "Someday I'll clean that up or I'll get my paperwork organized," decide on a day that you'll get it done and stick to your commitment.

#2 - Begin the change in you

Do you have a clear picture of your life or is it all muddled altogether? If you visualize the order of your life - your paperwork, your house etc. you'll have a target to reach and a direction to follow. It first begins within you and then flows out of you. 

#3 - Use the clean sweep or all or nothing approach

Clear your schedule. Take one day and get it all done. The faster you can get things organized the better off you'd be. 

#4 - Delegate

We all have busy schedules so why not delegate some of your organizing to either your children or someone dependable. This will alleviate a lot of stress and free up your time to focus on other more pressing tasks. 

#5 - Develop a system

When you have a system in place you give your brain less work to do. When you need something, with your system in place, you'll know exactly where to go to find it, therefore saving you time and frustration e.g. have your paperwork all filed in alphabetical order. 

#6 - Follow your system

What's the point of having a system if you're not going to follow it? If you take something from one place when you're done with it return it from where you took it. That way you won't have to try to remember.

#7 - Use the turtle approach - slow and steady

A little at a time consistently until it's all done. It is better to have a little done consistently than having nothing done at all or started with a big chunk and never return to it. 


4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this blog that beneficial for us...
    Stress Management

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  2. Love the idea to set a specific day to do something. I will do that for my home office organization. Thanks Alicia. Susan

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    1. You're very welcome Susan. Yes, setting a date does have a psychological effect as you mentally set your intention to schedule organizing into your routine. Good luck with your office.

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