It is acknowledged that most of the people are conscious of the benefits and the significance of being organized, however not all of us have access to the practical knowledge of it. So, how do we become more organized? How does anyone, who wants to feel in control of their time, become more organized? Well, before listing any type of procedure, bear in mind that “becoming” involves an intrinsic decision and motivation. Once we are motivated to become a more organized version ourselves the procedure becomes straight forward: plan your days and weeks in a smart manner then execute what you have planned.
Organization: The Required Tool for High Performance
Being organized is not something innate, it is something that we acquire when we understand that our time is the most valuable resource that we will ever have. Understanding that this time can be used exponentially in order to contribute to the achievements of our desired goals will increase our awareness of how precious it is, thus, spending time wisely would be one of our major concerns.
"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right."
Before diving deeper, knowing that one of the most positive side effects of getting more organized is the ability to feel less stressed or overwhelmed, daily, should be a strong enough reason to motivate us into acquiring this skill, but since it is not the only positive attribute of it, let’s see what are the different possible outcomes of a more organized life style:
- Feeling the satisfaction of being in control of your time
- Create more time to spend with your loved ones
- Feel less stressed
- Better productivity, and better results
- Have a healthier life style
- Have more time to spend on your personal development
- Becoming happier
- Achieving our goals would be easier
- Feeling more energetic
- Doing more of what you love
How to Manage Wisely Your 86 400 Seconds
Alright so here’s the question: is it actually possible to create time? Without any questioning, the obvious answer would be: no, since we all have the same 24 hours a day. Now, let’s write the question differently: is it possible for us to generate more free time in our busy schedules? Thinking about it from this perspective the obvious answer would be: yes it is possible. So, what is it then that can help us generate more time in our days? Don’t look so far, the answer is pretty simple and available to everyone: organization and smart planning. It all starts with getting the right mindset about your time, a good way to see and plan your day is to use the pie analogy, let’s consider that everyday each one of us gets a full pie, and let’s say that from this previous full pie you start by slicing portions of it and assign them to mandatory tasks and required commitments like working or going to school. Once you have done this previous step the next goal is to slice another group of portions that are those important but non mandatory tasks like going to the gym for example, then the third step is where the fun part is, once you have gone through the first and second step, in your remaining portions, you will find the time that you have created for yourself. Now, with this exercise, you will be able to clearly see where your time is going to and what type of tasks you are committing to, and by experimenting with it daily or weekly you will be able to feel less stressed and more aware of where your time is going.
The Important Take Away
Wrapping up everything, the above information contains a very simple way of tackling the idea of getting more organized, using and understanding the power of being organized will for sure help us in getting more done in less time and with less stress. Finally, marrying organization and discipline will lead you closer to your goals than ever before.