During the hustle and bustle of our hectic life few of us have the time to enjoy our interests or make plans for ourselves. Many of us run around desperately trying to get our errands complete hoping we do not forget anything important.Yes it is true, many of us do not seem to have the time for ourselves after we work, take care of the kids, and pay the bills. However, not all hope is lost. By taking the time to establish an agenda and organize our errands for the week, we may actually be able to free up some alone time for ourselves.
In order to get organized you must first allow yourself some time to sit down and organize your thoughts. By devoting a bit of time to get organized and stop running around you will be able to come up with a diverse plan of action.
Start by taking one hour to come up with a plan of action. During this hour you will want to make a plan from Monday to Sunday that will allow a little flexibility. For the first week, write down what you would like to do and then keep track of what you are actually doing.
After you have established what you are doing during the course of a week, begin organizing it. Remember that you already have an outline that will allow for flexibility – do not get discouraged. If you find yourself getting out of bed in a rush and skipping breakfast before work then try getting up a little earlier. Consider what you do after you come home from work or when the kids are put to bed. Do you just plunk yourself in front of the TV instead of possibly organizing a plan of action for the next day or doing some laundry? If you tend to sleep in on the weekend maybe you could start getting up and completing a few errands around the house. There is nothing wrong with watching TV if you have the following day organized and your errands for the current day complete.
We do not want to become so organized that we have no spontaneity or freedom to make last minute plans, keeping track and staying “in-tune” with priorities will definitely allow for a more stress-free life. We will find things will run smoother and our worries will subside after we know exactly what we have to do and how we are going to go about it. Remember: organization and order prevent chaos.
We all want to live a healthy, clear, and rewarding life. A clear mind is a wonderful thing. When we look for something we want to be able to find it without running around aimlessly for an hour, becoming stressed.
Making a prioritized list of items and accomplishing them before the end of the day allows us to purge our sub conscience and thus drift into a restful and healthy sleep pattern.
Tackling large tasks can become a headache so remember to approach large tasks one step at a time. Don’t bite off more than you chew. Break down the chore into steps and “manageable bites”. This way even if you do not accomplish the entire task you still feel a sense of achievement.
Remember that being organized is an ongoing process, not just for you…for everyone. After organizing an area of your home, or office you have to be aware that there is going to be instances when your organization gets thrown for a loop because of uncontrollable factors. Sometimes that factor may even be you.
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