Is your list of tasks and projects getting bigger by the day? It seems that your day is out of control. You know what I mean? The phone is ringing off the hook. Your emails are piling up. Your desk is becoming a mess. Papers are stacking up. You go from task to task. You are eating lunch at your desk again. You stop and think why are some people so organized in their life.
They have it “controlled”. What do they do so different? How do people get organized?Organization is actually a skill. It can be learned by anyone who has a desire to do so. You must first take a look at you and your life. What part of your life do you want to get organized first? You can become overwhelmed if you try to organize everything at once. It can get you discouraged and frustrated. So take one part of your life first and start organizing it. After you get one part organized, you can start organizing another part of your life. Here are 2 steps to start getting organized in your life today:1.
Make a decision on what part of your life you want to organize. It could be your house, office, finances, or business. Just make a decision. Then take that one area that you have decided on and break it down into small tasks. For instance say it was your desk. What are you going to do with all the papers. File them or throw them away. Well say for instance you do not have a filing system. Get a filing system or hire someone to do it for you. Just keep breaking it down what works for you.2. Be clear of the outcome. Sometimes when you start to get “organized” in an area of your life. You may not have a clear direction for the outcome. That is why so many people fail at getting organized.
Most of the time people do not have a clear vision on what they want at the end. An easy way to get a clear vision, is ask yourself what do I want my desk to look like at the end. Is it a system that will work for me? What does your filing system look like? Practice visualizing on what you want to create. How do you do this? The simplest way is to start small.Getting organized in life does not mean that it will always be easy. Life does change. Practicing these two steps means taking action and being open and honest to yourself.