Organizing your life is the key to maintaining your sanity, happiness, and overall well-being. I mean, an organized life means less chaos and more time spent doing the things you love. These Easy Habits will help you get your life organized now and can be implemented today.
When you have a family being organized can seem like such a daunting task.
Trust me, I still feel this way.
It’s like I get one aspect of my life organized and then BAM something stops me in my tracks.
I’ve now learned to roll with those punches and embrace the change. So much, that I incorporate the change into my organization methods and it has been such a life saver!
Over the years I’ve learned that you can’t change some things that happen but you can certainly change the way you react to them. With that being said, here are some of my favorite habits to get an organized life.
Easy Habits to Get Your Life Organized Now
Keep a diary
You may think who even has time to write things down these days, but you’ll find that the people who do have more time.
The reason why?
It is because they try and stick to a schedule and deadlines to ensure everything gets done. If you allow time for tasks, you can see how much time it actually takes and organize appointments, so they are in a logical and time efficient way to carry them out.
For example, if you need to grab some groceries, there’s no point doing that when your next appointment in way across town, as that time is wasted sitting in traffic. Instead, perhaps pick them up while you do the school run as they are next door to each other. Just a few simple notes in a dairy will help you remember everything you need to do and organize your day more effectively.
If you’d rather not carry around a diary or planner, use the calendar and notes feature on your phone.
Utilize the latest apps
I cannot even tell you how many apps I have on my phone and honestly, they all have a purpose.
Technology is a great way to keep on top of everything. There’s a host of apps and websites that can help you organize your life better, including everything from general planners to banking platforms.
If you have several devices, it’s also a great idea to make sure everything links to each other, so you have documents, photos and apps all in one place, that way it makes it easier to access anything you need on the go. If you have an Apple ID and gadgets, it’s easy to sync everything to ensure it’s saved and secures for when you need it most. My husband and I even have our Apple calendars sync so we can both keep track of appointments and important tasks.
Other software and devices have similar settings so you set up various apps so you can organize your life, finances and documents at the click of a button.
Declutter your home
Easier said than done, right?
With it being Yard Sale/Garage Sale season, now is the time to take advantage of that and declutter your home.
Mess can be a significant distraction in your daily life. Whether it’s an untidy house, messy desk or a dirty car, each can have an impact on how productive you are.
Simply put, tidying up is the answer.
However, family life can be busy, so the best thing to do is make time each day to have a quick whip around. Just half an hour here and there every day will ensure you stay on top of the dirty dishes or that washing pile to keep your home in check.
Another great idea is to have a big clear out every few months to declutter the larger items in your home. If something hasn’t been used for over six months, take it to a donation center or sell it in a yard sale. That way someone else can have use of it without just throwing it in the trash.
Manage your money
Another thing that often causes a lot of stress and distraction is money.
With rising living costs, budgeting can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to put food on the table. Getting organized doesn’t just make your daily tasks easier; it can also help your financial situation too.
Thinking about what you spend money on and how much will ensure you set a budget for grocery trips or home repairs. Trying to save a little each month is also a great way to help you have some extra peace of mind.
To get into good habits with spending, keeping a diary is a great way to keep tabs on everything. There are several apps that can help you budget more effectively, and each reports on the type of things that could be avoided to reduce unnecessary spending.
And if you really have no idea where to start with making a budget, check out the Dave Ramsey total money makeover program.
This can be easier said than done, but procrastination is the archnemesis of organization.
We’re all guilty of overthinking and getting distracted by little things, and one of the biggest issues is social media.
It’s easy to just skim endlessly through Instagram or Facebook and watch silly videos of dogs doing crazy things, and although it makes you laugh, you then realize you’ve just wasted an hour of your time doing nothing.
It’s hard, but consider putting the phone down for a few hours and get on with your task list. Try leaving your phone in another room, or turning it off for a while to get other stuff done. You’ll be surprised just how much you can achieve by not looking at the screen and living your life!
Become an early riser
If you find it hard to get up in the morning, it could be having an effect on your productivity levels during the day. Getting plenty of sleep will help you recharge for the next day, and make it easier to get out of bed in the morning to tackle the day’s jobs.
It might sound challenging to become an early riser especially if you’re bed is super cosy, but research suggests that if you wake up earlier, there are a number of benefits not only to productivity and organization, but also health.
Trust me, when I first started getting up earlier, I was DRAGGING. It seemed like my days were so long (they were longer) and I was so tired. I actually started using this Logiq Coffee that has helped tremendously with keeping me focused and energized throughout the day.
By setting your alarm just half an hour before your usual wake-up time could help your focus on your goals for the day and organize the time better. You might also be able to fit in a decent breakfast, or even a workout to get you energized for the day ahead.
These are just some of the things that super organized people to do to make their life a little easier. If you’re struggling with stress throughout the day, why not try some of them to get you into a more organized mindset and help you get the most out of each day.