It's no secret that I have not been very organized this year. It seems as though all this time went by with me doing nothing constructive. I took some time to think about what it is I want to achieve and how I would like to achieve it. This made me realise that I have no time to waste.
I thought it wasn't a bit crazy to share tips on how to get organised when I'm not even close but then I thought it could serve as motivation for myself or maybe someone else out there. Here are the 5 steps I'm going to take in order to get organised:
1. Write it down:
Whenever I write things down it makes it seem more real. I think making to-do lists is very helpful and I must admit that ticking things off is one of the most amazing feelings.
2. Make a schedule :
I am not a huge fan of schedules but at the moment I feel as though it would be quite helpful. I spend so much time doing absolutely nothing by creating a schedule I will realise what has to be done and I will allocate a certain time to do it.
3. Do it as soon as possible:
This is what I struggle with the most. I'm always leaving things off until the last minute and I believe if I finish off tasks as soon as I can I'll getting so much done. I recently heard of a book titled "Eat that frog" which states that if you complete the most difficult task first it would be easier to do everything else knowing what you have accomplished and I honestly couldn't agree more.
I know that many people don't agree with this but I feel like it works well for me. If I can do more than one thing at a time then I should do more than one thing. I've also learnt that utilising any free time is very important. It's surprising how much one can do in a short period of time.
5. Set goals:
I think goals are the best motivation. Knowing what it is that I want to achieve and when I want to achieve it really encourages me to work harder. One of my favourite quotes is: "You can have whatever you are willing to struggle for." It reminds me that nothing will be handed to me on a platter, if I want it I have to go out and get it.
How do you stay organised?
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