Staying organized is essential for my life. I definitely would not be able to stay on top of my blog tasks, my 8-5 job, or my home life without being organized!
In this post I would like share with you a few of my best tips, with 7 Habits of Highly Organized People.
Sit back and enjoy!
They Write Things Down
From personal experience, I know I am more likely to complete something if I have it to scratch off a list. I am more of a visual person, so being able to see it listed, and then see it completed is encouraging for me. Highly Organized People take advantage of to-do lists and planners to organize their lives and ensure nothing gets missed. I am a complete sucker for to-do lists… Sometimes I make a to-do list, for my to-do lists! I know a little obsessive…
Highly organized people realize that their surroundings are a huge factor in determining productivity in their life. In an environment with clutter and stuff everywhere, it is very difficult to focus. When you minimize your work space and surroundings and create a clean environment for yourself, you will find it easier to stay organized and more productive. Just getting there will be the most difficult part of this. You have to get rid of the clutter!
They Utilize Any and All Tools Available
Highly organized people are not doing everything on their own. They are utilizing online tools, fancy apps, and anything else that works well for them. Some people can go completely digital, but others may still enjoy the satisfaction of an actual paper planner in front of them. Whatever tools you choose to use, make sure they are the most productive for you.
The most important things in life aren’t things. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo
Tackle One Task At a Time
Multi-tasking is overrated! Highly organized people realize that multi-tasking leads to disorganization, and in turn leads to items being overlooked. For tasks that do not require much brain work, multi-tasking is great! But for tasks that require a lot of brain power it is more beneficial to tackle one task at a time. But everyone is different.
They Plan Ahead
Highly organized people can plan for what is coming, so they know the plan for the day. I love making daily to-do lists. This helps me plan for the day, and allows little time to stray off. In return I get everything completed (most of the time). It’s super simple to plan out your day, and stay on track.
They Set Priorities
Organized people know how to identify priorities and accomplish them first. When making your to-do list for the day, make sure to list them in order of priorities, not easiest to hardest. Although it may feel good to cross stuff off the list, it will feel better at the end of the day accomplishing items of significance over easy tasks.
Know When to Say NO
Of all these habits, this is the one I have the hardest time with. I want to help as many people as I can, and when they are in a bind it is easy for me to step in and help. You need to realize when your plate is already full, and know when to say no. You only have so much time in a day, and when that time is gone, you never get it back.
Time is your most valuable resource…
What are some of your favorite habits to stay organized?
If you liked this, you may be interested in 5 Steps to Creating a Daily Routine!