One of the best ways to set your new year up for success is by getting organized.
Now getting organized doesn’t merely just mean filing papers in color coded folders and using a planner. Organization varies for every individual. It can range from your mood, diet, exercise, sleeping habits, or the most popular, personal admin tasks. Whatever you aim to resolve and organize, it will take small changes to create the ideal environment/lifestyle for you to thrive in.
We are less likely to achieve a broad aim unless we break it down into smaller steps that are detailed and clearer to see. Below are four small steps to help you achieve an overall organized life for a productive year.
Make your goals visible, literally. Put up a big calendar or agenda on a wall in your home of have it laying flat across your desk so that your plans of what you want to accomplish are visible. By seeing your goals/tasks in front of you, you are more likely to make them come to life.
Carve out time for yourself everyday. Block out an hour a day to focus on yourself and your wellbeing. Maybe you want to be healthier, read more, or de-stress. In that case you would dedicate an hour to exercising, gathering reading material, or working on a creative project that eases your mind. Utilize that hour to better yourself. You will instantly find yourself happier. And being happy makes being productive so much easier.
Clean up the clutter. Start with your room. Raid your closet, clear out under your bed, and wipe the tops of your dressers/desk clean. Next is the bathroom. Utilize mason jars for storage i.e. q-tips, cotton balls, toothbrushes. Get rid of any products you don’t use anymore. As far as the kitchen goes, everything expired must go. And all those mismatching dishes and tupperware without lids- SAY BYE. The idea here is to create space around you. The more space, the more room for you to thrive.
Budget your money and your time. I know this sounds really cliche but following a planner and spending budget really sets you up for success. You won’t have to worry about spreading yourself too thin, double booking, or spending more money than you have. Buy a planner that is simple to read your days at a glance. Sign up for a budgeting app that alerts you when you are spending close to your limit etc. I can’t stress this enough but having a daily schedule to fall back on and money in the bank is the ultimate key to getting organized.
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