When life feels overwhelming and demanding it could be time to take a few steps back and learn how to organize your life.
Very few people feel that their lives are totally organized at all times. The need to be in control of situations in your life is important. And even if you are organized, there is always a place for improvements–regarding how you organize your lifestyle.
Sometimes the realization will only set in after you go through a life-changing experience. You could suffer the loss of a loved one or maybe just encounter a traumatic experience. These events will require you to take a step back and re-evaluate your life. You may require changes in the way you live.
I’ve put together a shortlist of some of the best tips and guidelines to help you organize your life. Remember, these are guidelines and you can customize it to find a way that suits your lifestyle. And help you reach the goals you’ve set for yourself.
Finding a balance between tasks
No matter how well organized you are, there will come times when juggling all the balls may be challenging. Maintaining your desired pace and doing everything at once might just become a little too much. When that happens, you will have to adjust to find balance to a hectic life.
A few examples may include the time you take out for work and family. Struggling to cope with the demands of home or business, or feeling as though you’re torn between the two are clear signs that the balance is off. Depriving yourself of a much-needed night of sleep to finish a task or study for exams is proof that your balance is not what it should be.
This approach may cause stress and burnout in the long run.
Here are some strategies to look at if you’d like to organize your life better and put your life back in balance:
Love your loved ones
Avoid making work more important than spending time with your familyYour family and friends are your most precious gifts; so make a point to spend quality time together. This is essential for a well-balanced lifestyle, even in this busy world.
Move your body
Physical activities have a good influence on your brain and boost your mood. Make these activities part of your daily routine. By all means, bring the family along. But leave behind phones and other distractions.
Make time for no. 1
You have to take care of yourself before you can give your best to everyone else. I know that’s what you really want to do…
Find time for yourself. You need to find a space where it is only you doing something you find rejuvenating. Make time to meditate and find a quiet place within yourself.
Spending alone time watching a good movie, or relaxing in a hot tub, or curling up with a good book are all great options.
Alternatively, use your me-time to learn something new. There’s only one rule: it must be something that makes you feel happy.
Remember what makes you feel thankful
Being grateful at all times for what you have will help you to keep perspective. Write all your daily blessings down in a pretty journal. You may not have all that you want, but you have all you need in this very moment.
Catch some ZZzzs
So many people rely on your wellbeing. And at the same time, it takes a toll on your mind and body. When we have a lot of work, we tend to push ourselves harder in order to achieve our goals, and this could lead to burnout.
Prioritize good sleep and avoid working through the night. Sleep will restore your body and mind and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Create a to-do list for your daily tasks
Creating a to-do list will help you to see which tasks are done and which ones are no longer relevant or as important. It will also give you a sense of accomplishment to mark all the tasks you’ve completed successfully.
You can write up any new tasks according to timeline and importance.
Create and maintain a routine
Habits are part of being human. These habits have been around for years and we often perform them unwittingly.
Some are good and some tend to be not-so-good habits. And while the positive daily habits ensure success, bad negative habits rob us of the good that life has to offer us. Take all these habits into perspective and see which ones you should let go of and which ones to prioritize to reach your goal.
Having a steady routine will assist you to finish tasks at a certain time.Repeating something daily will give your brain satisfaction that you are learning good habits. This will make you happy. Stick to your routine. Have a daily plan on every task you want to do and the time you are willing to spend on it.
Building good habits can sometimes require a bit of practice and you will need to have a very good reason to motivate you to keep up with this habit. Good habits will help you to become the person you strive to be.
Once you feel that you’ve accomplished building a good habit implement it every day into your daily routine.
Focus on how organizing makes you happy
Make sure that your organizing skills leave you in a place where you are still happy. Stay organized but still give yourself the freedom to feel happy.
Carry a small notebook in your pocket
Carrying a small notebook with you to write down everyday tasks like a grocery list or things to do will help to be organized in a whole different manner. You will even be able to just scribble down any unexpected events pop up and it will help you to feel that the small everyday life stuff is taken care of.
If you are like me and your brain works in colors, color coding the pages of your notebook will make it so much easier to find a topic rather than becoming frustrated by spending time searching for it.
grocery list - blue,
to-do list - green,
kids’ activities - yellow,
and unexpected events - red.
Having your priorities straight is key to organizing your life successfully. When you implement some of these strategies, be kind to yourself and remember no one can do it all at once. But if you know how to organize your life, it will become easier.