Organization is key. When it comes down to figuring out and planning your life on a daily basis, you need to have some sort of a plan. However, there are some few people out there that can just wing it and hope for the best. I am not one of those few people. Because I was not blessed with being a “just go with the flow” kind of girl, I have come up with a few ways to help be more organized and productive day to day.
- Get a planner
Man, I cannot tell you how much of a life saver this thing can be. Our lives are filled with so many different activities ranging from social events to work and even to fitness schedules, it can lead to so much clutter. It can sometimes feel over whelming to have to keep track of everything in your head. A planner will allow you to write down all of your activities that are scheduled. It will help to de-stress your mind, along with helping to not over-schedule your days. I even have my planner color-coded where I use a different color pen for homework, work, fitness, appointments, and social events. Not only does this look pretty, but it helps to keep the different aspects of your life organized.
2. Stop procrastinating
Stop waiting till the last minute to get something done. Procrastinating takes all of the organization out of your life. I know all of us are busy and do not have the time to waste by sitting around and putting off important things that need to get done. Put down your phone and turn the notifications off on your laptop to help eliminate some of those distractions. Set a specific time for everyday that you will dedicate to whatever needs to get done, whether that be paperwork, school work, cleaning, or even running errands. A set time will help you from putting things off till the last minute and keep you and your busy lives organized.
3. Keep your living space clean
It is so hard to get things done when the place you are working is a mess. There is a place for everything in your home. Make an effort to keep your living space clean by setting 5 or even 10 minutes a day to tidy up your room or wherever to keep things from getting messy and cluttered. I know it can seem like a pain to have to keep everything clean all of the time but believe me it makes a huge different. You will get so much more done in an organized environment than you would in a cluttered one. Living in a place that is neat, clean and organized helps you to also keep your life organized.
P.S. My favorite planner is Lily Pulitzer that I use daily!