Being Organised: A Very Handy Habit

Being organised is a very good habit to have, because it saves you a lot of time and it helps you to get things done easily.

For instance, how many times have you written down something that you had to do, and then forgotten about it because you misplaced the piece of paper? Or how many times have you stood at the supermarket thinking "There was something important I had to get - what was it?"

Some of us have a natural ability to be organized. We love creating to-do lists, using different colours depending on the importance of the item, and crossing items out; we know exactly where we are at with our goals and what needs to be done next.

Other people find it more difficult to deal with the details of being organized, maybe because they tend to focus naturally on the 'bigger picture' and the general direction in which they are going.

Both ways of operating (focusing on the details and focusing on the bigger picture) are needed at different times to deal with different things. Luckily, being organized at the level of the detail just comes down to using specific strategies that work.

For instance, this is the way in which I used to deal with new information that came into my life - understanding for 'new information' any piece of data that I want to act on (an idea, something I need to do, something that I want to check with more time, etc).

I kept blank pieces of paper in my diary, which I carry wherever I go. As I had an idea of an article to write, or a concept I wanted to explore in detail, or I remembered something I needed to buy for the house, I would write it down on a piece of paper - only one item per piece of paper.

Once at home, I placed that piece of paper in an 'IN' tray on my desk. Then every day or every other day I would go through each piece of paper in the IN tray and would take action on it.

At the time of writing, I write down any new piece of information on one single list, and I deal with the list once or twice a week only. I keep a separate daily list for items on which I need take action on each particular day.

Other ways of being organised

Follow these tips for being on top of your stuff:

  • Deal with one thing at a time only. Even though you may be aware of all the things that need doing, you can only deal with one thing at a time - so focus on it fully.

  • Plan the week ahead. Planning what you need to do each day helps you to have clarity of mind and to focus only on a few key things every day.

  • Decide whether what you need to do is really necessary (does it add value to your life and/or the lives of others?), and if not, drop it. You'd be surprised how many things we can drop from our long to-do lists without any negative consequences!

Being organised helps you to beat procrastination and achieve your goals. For instance, many times we don't make our goals happen because we don't know where to start or we don't have a plan to make them happen.

If lack of organisation is making you fall behind your own goals then I recommend you get my handbook 'Power Over Procrastination'. In this handbook you will find specific strategies that will help you become more organised and the 7-step method that I use to get things done easily.

You will also discover the key elements that you want to have in place so that being organised becomes an effortless task, and the tiny-step technique that helps you to get things done without strain.

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Remember that *you* are the only one who has the key to creating the life you want! ;-)

"Once you have a clear picture of your priorities - that is values, goals, and high leverage activities - organize around them."

Stephen Covey

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