Why does staying organised seem to come so easily for some yet is an uphill battle for most of us? Here I’ve got a few secrets of organised people. Try implementing them in your life, I’m certain they will help!
Organised people… Don’t rely on memory
How many times have you noted something important in your head, only to forget it 2 hours later? Organsied people don’t just rely on memory. They write stuff down, they set reminders in their phone, they keep a notebook by the bed. Reduce the mental load and get more organised simply by getting things out of your head and onto paper (or screen).
Organised people… Are consistent & have routines
Generally organised people are consistent and have routines. They have a system for things that happen daily, they put the mail away, they sort the washing, they have order. Organisation is a lot about habits and habits are all about consistency. What areas of your home could benefit from some routine and consistency?
Organised people… Work on autopilot
This is a lot about routines and consistency but with time, organised people just work on autopilot. They do things the same way so they know what is coming. Order gives stability and helps you stay organised. This doesn’t mean you become boring and stuck in your ways, it just means you use a consistent, reliable and repeatable process when you are working through the everyday tasks that need to get done.
Organised people… Plan
Yep, that’s right. Who would have though that having a plan was part of being organised (ok, maybe everyone!). Think about the people in your life that are organised. Do they plan things out? Organised people have meal plans, daily planners, family monthly activity charts, toy storage plans and after school activity timetables. Organised people have plans. Disorganised people don’t, if they did, they’d be more organised. Go forth and plan!
What areas do you think would help you to become more organised? For me it is turning it to autopilot and being consistent.