Don’t you just love lists? How about when everything has a place and that place is orderly? I know many people like this and many who would laugh at me for even suggesting such a thing. I know some people who will take the time to get organized ever so often just to end up right back where they were to begin with. Being organized takes a special commitment and involves getting into a routine. Here are a few thoughts to help you get started on being, and staying organized.
- Avoid Procrastination: Once you’ve gotten organized by establishing a place for everything, make sure you put it there. Don’t set things aside for later. Whether its papers at the office or dishes at home, take the few extra seconds to put things in their place when your done with them every time.
- Make It a Habit: It takes 21 days to establish a habit so you need to commit. Make sure you’re in the organized life for the long haul. You may have some days of chaos where you feel yourself slipping off track but that’s ok. It happens to all of us. Just make sure you get back on track quickly.
- Reward Yourself: Who doesn’t like to be rewarded for a job well done? If you’ve been living an unorganized life, organizing it for the long haul is a big deal. Set up some rewards for yourself. Every month you succeed you can use the time you’ve saved by being organized (and you should have some) to do something fun just for you!
Do you have anything that has helped you stay organized that might help someone else?