Do you often forget birthdays and anniversaries of people close to you? Do you forget scheduled meetings and conferences only to remember it the next day? If your answers to all the above questions were in positive, know that there is some serious problem that you need to sort out before your life becomes a mess. Thankfully, it isn’t as grave as being struck with amnesia but it isn’t as negligible as simple forgetfulness. Wondering what it is then? The answer is lack of an organized and controlled life. Today, people complain about the fact that they are busy and thus have no time to lead an organized life. However, it is the same busy schedule that makes it important to lead an organized life. All it requires to maintain the organized pattern of life is a little bit of effort and time from your side and the commitment to sustain the same. An organized life is the key to a peaceful life. Moreover, if your life is not organized, you will also lose out on the necessary amount of both physical and mental rest. Here are some tips that you should abide by to organize your life.
Organizing Your Life
Use A Calendar
A calendar will help you to take a look at all the dates and the days that they correspond to. It is a wise decision to use a wall calendar as it helps you to keep a track of the passing days. You can make small notes at the side of each date about the activities that you will have to complete on that particular day. This practice helps you to remember as well as prevents cluttering. For those who do not want to use a calendar, use a notepad instead.
Make A Routine
Disorganized life is devoid of any routine or schedule. For people living such a lifestyle, there is no agenda, no to-do-list and absolutely no planning or preparation. A rebellious kind, such a living style works fine once in a while, but falls to pieces as soon as there are multiple tasks to be done. Here comes the importance of living an organized life. Though it may not be possible every day, try to complete work within a stipulated time. If you are late in completing one task, it would cause further delay in other tasks, thus leading to disorganized lifestyle.
Set achievable targets for yourself. Complete your tasks by the day or time that you have set and notice the difference in your lifestyle. For a beginner, it is suggested that you begin with cleaning only one shelf of your closet or one room at a time because a lot of work on a single day can have its adverse effects in driving away your interest to build an organized life.
In this era of mobile technology, there is hardly a person who does not have a personal mobile phone. Use the ‘set reminders’ option on your phone to keep yourself updated on the important tasks to be completed throughout the day. Stress at the workplace may often lead to forgetfulness. Avoid forgetting by setting a reminder.
Avoid Unnecessary Action
If you want an organized life, you will have to get rid of unnecessary things from your life. For instance, you can keep the TV switched off for at least one day and utilize the time instead in doing something fruitful. Similarly, set a certain time limit during which you will use the phone. Talking unnecessarily over the phone will delay other important tasks at hand.
De-Clutter Your Home
Force yourself to use the trash can even if you don’t want to throw away things. It is better that you get rid of the unnecessary items in your home. De-cluttering will make your home tidier and lead to an organized lifestyle. If you do not want to throw things away, you may also hand them over to a charity or a friend.
Try these techniques today to establish an organized life for yourself and those living with you.