We are back with another post for our Motivation Monday series! Today, we’re going to help you get organized in just 3 easy steps. Organization skills come easy for some people. They seem to have a mysterious instinct that guides their every choice, allowing them to seemingly glide through life with supreme efficiency.
For the rest of us, organizing our laundry into darks and whites can seem like an insurmountable task. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
How to Get Organized in 3 Easy Steps
Although it may seem like organized people are simply born with an innate gift for superpower tidiness, the truth is that usually, these people have simply built structure into their lives by habit and routine.
This is great news for the rest of us. With a little practice, you can learn to become as organized as you wish. Below are a few things to try every day to help you get more organized; practice, and you just might end up a superhero of organization too!
Step 1 Focus:
Does your mind wander often? Daydreaming can be a great source of creativity, and it certainly should have its place in your life (don’t forget to smell the roses, right?), but sometimes we daydream about doing things more often than actually doing things. One of the most effective ways of increasing your concentration is by staying healthy. This means getting proper sleep and eating well.
Jumpstart your day with a healthy breakfast and a little exercise such as walking and stretching. This is great for both your body and mind and will improve your focus throughout the day. Focusing is important. You need to set goals and remain concentrated on achieving them.
Step 2 Make a plan:
While daydreaming is a great way to understand your goals subjectively, in order to achieve those goals, you need to externalize them in an objective way. This means making a plan.
Some people find this very invigorating, always excited to plan their next course of action. Others see planning as an unnecessary burden, or a waste of time. While planning may seem like a waste of time, that little bit of time normally pays off. In order to see your ideas come to fruition, you should have a good outline of what your ideas actually are.
This is how you make your goals. Make your goals clear, and be ready to follow through with them. A great way to do this is to buy a journal and write in it every day before bed. This is especially useful for long-term goals. It will also help you sleep more soundly because you’ve written down your thoughts before drifting off to sleep.
Step 3 Make a List:
Making a list seems, to some people, even more, a waste of time than planning. And some people don’t need lists at all in order to get organized. However, these people usually just build lists inside their minds instead of on paper.
I recommend writing everything down for a while before transitioning to mental lists. There is a good reason for this: habit. In order to remain focused on your goals, you need to ingrain list-making into your regular routine. Gradually you will rely less on written lists and more on mental ones, but in the beginning, you should write them down to develop the habit.
Follow these steps every day. Practice makes perfect and these steps will become helpful habits to a more organized life. Habit is the most important thing; it will make the organization seem effortless.