Organizing the content of your life based on your needs is a best practice for managing your time, resources and money and is an essential first step if you are to fully achieve your potential in life.
The reasons for this are simple. An organized clear mind leads to clear and objective goals, which in turn leads to you being able to achieve what you set out to do.
A critical first step then in staying organized is to set up a system of resource planning and clerical needs that allows you to plan out your time effectively, and allocate where you are going to spend it.
In short, this means such steps as getting a day planner so that you can plan ahead. Getting appropriate stationary systems and office space in place, and also getting yourself a filing cabinet or at the very least some kind of filing system!
It would certainly be true to say that staying organized is not something that people do naturally! At first, it can even seem slightly Overwhelming, especially if you are used to totally going with the flow of what each day brings. In truth this is ok. It IS good to be spontaneous on occasions, but in general, it is vital to plan out what you need to do in a particular time frame because otherwise, it is all too easy to simply become distracted!
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All of us know this to be true if we think about it from the viewpoint of our own lives. For example, when we surf the web we find ourselves flitting between sites, and before you know it a couple of hours have passed! Now, don’t get me wrong. That is one of the joys of the internet, and of life in General. But it is nevertheless a time stealer that staying focused and staying organised could have helped to negate.
So then am I saying that Staying Organized should mean robbing you of the juice of life? Robbing you of the spontaneity? NO! No! NO! For me the exact opposite is true. Staying organized is about finishing the day’s tasks and having crammed far more good stuff in! In short, it is the exact opposite of a spoilsport! 😉
You should know your own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to this area (clue… Staying organized means doing more of the things you like!) and communicates them to yourself regularly to analyze that your wants and needs are being met effectively. Then organize your time based on that feedback.
Keep with the program. Stay Organized, and Organize YOUR Life For Success!