It is highly important that you organize your life. Organizing life is about not just organizing your personal life, but also organizing your professional life. You also need to organize your thought process and everything that goes into your life for leading fruitful well-being.
Very often you get lost and waste an incredible amount of time searching for some or the other thing every other day. That is when organizing life plays a vital role. Keeping your things and valuables organized implies that you are setting a place for everything. Place for everything and everything in its place – PEEP is what you are actually doing by being organized.
Organizing also implies that you not only allot space for all the storage items but you in fact also label them for easy retrieval at a later point in time.
11 such habits are illustrated below. You can choose to deploy these habits and organize your life as a whole and avoid hassles in the eleventh hour.
- Sort out a list.
First, understand what needs to be organized. Make a written list of all such items. Prepare separate lists for professional space and personal space and for the rest. You may have a good memory, still make it a point that you list them down in the first place.
- Set a place for everything.
Once you are ready with the list of things you need to organize, you now have to find a place for each of these. Identify space in such a way that you are easily able to pick and retrieve them for later use. Avoid the last-minute rush. Spend sufficient time in recognizing the right location for the item.
- Set time stamps and schedule every task.
When you have cherishable moments to reckon later, schedule them in your diary. Set reminders and alarms in your gadgets in such a way that you surely attend to the moment. To ensure that you do not miss out on such important dates or meetings, schedule in your outlook calendar or on your smartphones.
- Maintain sticky notes.
You might find it difficult to jot down all that which is to be organized. So always keep a sticky notebook handy, either in physical form or in your electronic gadget. While at work and suddenly you are reminded of something, you can first put it in such a sticky note. Later when you set free from your task in hand, you can focus on organizing your life from these perspectives as well.
- Avoid usage of ‘miscellaneous’ or ‘all in one’ labels.
Always ensure that you pack your items and find a suitable location to place them. Above all, label each of these. Never tag the box under miscellaneous or all in one. This certainly makes no sense at all. Name tagging is quite important for every single item you wish to retain with you.
- Don’t postpone to organize things.
Fill your mind and body to desired energy levels when organizing your things. Do not ever postpone doing this task. Just do it right away. Because this moment is in your hands. You never know what the future has in store for you.
- Dump the unwanted.
When you organize items, do it with the utmost care and with conscious levels up in mind. If you identify something to be saved for later use, you should also be able to identify things that you may never require at all. Either trash it down or give it off for charity. One man’s trash could be another man’s treasure.
- Differentiate between needs and wants.
As you sit down and organize your items, you first need to differentiate between items that you need and items that you want. Keep your needed items more handy, as you would be picking them up over and again. But those that you categorize just as want, it is ok to push such a box of items behind the box of items that you categorized as a need.
- Standardize your approach to organize things.
Label all your boxes. Prepare a master label tag and set it for display. Regulate your approach in which you organize items. Even out the formulae for ease of organizing, rearranging if needed and retrieval obviously.
- Arrange items in a systematic manner.
Follow a systematic and well-planned methodology when you organize your items. Categorize them as most important, important and not so important. And for the rest of the items, you will certainly have to take a call.
- Be self-disciplined.
Once you have organized all your space, ensure to maintain the same for years to come. Over a period of time, organizing no longer becomes a task, it rather becomes a subconscious part of your routine.
To simplify, your life gets busier day after day. In your busy routine, you bring in too many resources. You have to admit that you face the difficulty in picking up most essentials in life every day. But when you lead an organized life, you will have clarity at work backed by clarity in thought. You feel ease in doing any task, even under a hectic schedule. Your organized lifestyle determines your definition of life that you exhibit to the world.