Over the past few days, I’ve been getting myself organized since it’s a new month. I was thinking about what my daily activities consist of and I realized a lot of time is actually spent finding things or trying to remember who I need to send out emails to. This was fairly embarrassing because I didn’t realize just how much time I wasted! (Seriously, it’s not good!) I buckled down and got working on organizing my life and poof! I answer emails same day now. I’m pretty proud!
Alright! Everyone is getting busier and busier and most of us have an on-the-go lifestyle. Because of this, we are often putting things on the back burner and not taking care of ourselves. So I’m going to share some top tips on how to organize your life at home, work and everything in between.
How to Organize Your Life
What I found works best for me is to start writing things down. Even though I’m still young, I find that writing ensures that I’m fully aware of what needs to be done. It’s not a matter of whether I will remember it or not. I get to visualize each and every item that I need to do or complete before I can relax. By writing things down, I’ve found that my stress levels have decreased and I’m no longer lying awake in bed for hours thinking about work in the middle of the night.
How to Organize Your Work
Another tip that I’ve been using since high school is making a weekly To-Do List. This gives me an overview of what I have to start or complete during the week. I used to find a print-out and write down all of the assignments or projects that I needed to get done and I felt a lot better after seeing it on paper. I also do a monthly, To-Do List because seeing it in a larger scale makes me feel ready for what’s to come. By writing a To-Do List, you’re able to see and visualize the things you have to do. There’s a reason why journals are so popular!
My last tip that has helped organize my life tremendously is to break things up into smaller chunks. By working on a large project in baby steps, you’re both more likely to finish on time and create a better quality end product. I give myself deadlines when I’m blogging so that I’m not rushing to do the posts all in one day. By giving myself a dedicated amount of time for the production of a post, I’m a lot less stressed and feel that I can manage life more easily.
By implementing these tips in my life, I became a much more responsible (and reliable!) person. Trust me when I say that I know how overwhelming life can be when you’re not organized!