Tips to Help You Stay Organized Every Day

It takes time and effort to create a habit of being organized.  Being organized can become a way of life and second nature for you.  Staying organized is one more tool in your goal success toolkit.  These tips will help you to stay organized every day with very little effort or fuss.

Check In

Start your day by checking your schedule and your to-do list.  It may be that you’ve thought of something you need to add.  Prioritize your to-do list so that you tackle the essential items first.

Plan

You should plan your day as well as your to-do list. Include calls, meetings, chores and goals. You can use pen and paper, a planner (a bullet journal is ideal) or a planning app. Don’t forget to include scheduled breaks. Make sure to include time for friends and family.

The F.A.R. Rules

The F.A.R. Rules are essential for helping you to stay organized. They apply equally to your personal life as your business.

File it – if it’s important and needs to be kept (either in paper or electronic form) then file it immediately.

Act on it – if something needs to have action taken, for example, paying a bill or making a call, then do it immediately. Then either file or recycle it.

Recycle it – whether it’s junk mail or papers and items you’ve finished with, recycle it immediately once it’s no longer needed.

These rules apply to emails as well as paperwork. By following them, you can keep your inbox under control.

Digital Aids

At times technology can be a distraction, but there are some items that can help you become and stay productive. Choose your devices and solutions with care so that you don’t create more of a problem.

Track

To be successful with your organization skills you need to track and monitor your progress. What’s working and what’s not? Be prepared to make changes and adjustments to how you do things.

Trash It

Don’t keep things for the sake of it. If it’s not useful or necessary then throw it out or donate it. If you are keeping the item, find a place for it.  Doing this will help you keep your surroundings free from clutter and distractions.

5 Minute Review

Just like you started your day, end your day with a five-minute review. Celebrate your accomplishments and cross off everything you’ve achieved from your to-do list. Remove any inessential or unimportant tasks that are remaining. Whatever is left should be added to the next day’s list.

And there you have it!  Some ideas that can help you stay organized and find success.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this success series!  I’d love to hear your feedback!

If you’d like to work with a coach as you embark on your goals, let’s arrange a time to talk!

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