It’s Time To Get Organized
If you want to create the life you dream about, you’ll need to set goals. However, having goals is only part of the creative process, now it’s time for action, and the best way to do that is to organize yourself with the resources and tools available to help you throughout the process.
Here are seven self-improvement tips that can help you get organized:
Self-Improvement Tip #1 — Time to Get Organized
Set up a filing system, get a calendar and keep it updated, throw out your unnecessary junk. Once the initial work is done, all you have to do is maintain the organized systems. Don’t want to do it yourself? Pay one of your teens to do it for you, by doing so you’ll teach them a valuable asset for their future too.
Self-Improvement Tip #2 — Time Chunk
Chunk your time into sections and give yourself an allotted time frame for whatever you are doing and stick to it. Have you ever started cleaning out a closet in the bedroom and somehow found yourself cleaning the kitchen only to return to the bedroom and it’s still a mess? You’re not alone. Give yourself 30 minutes to clean out a closet and then when the time is up. Move on to the next chore. Do this at work and at home and you’ll find you get a lot more accomplished each day.
Also, if you are an entrepreneur or a manager that has to attend multiple tasks all at once, stop buying the B.S. about multi-tasking, it’s NOT productive. Test it out for yourself. Chunk your tasks into time-frames, especially for the your most important tasks. And if you’re not sure what these are, define those first. But don’t overcommit too… you want to keep some time frames for the unexpected, the things you can not plan for.
Self-Improvement Tip #3 — Use Your Cell Phone
Use your timer on your cell phone to time your tasks whether it is working on your new product, making phone calls, or whatever it is that you do. Knowing how long you generally spend on these tasks can help you see where you can make improvements which will reduce the stress in your life.
Self-Improvement Tip #4 — Use Technology
Use your cell phone for reminders on your calendar; be it birthdays, appointments or remembering to take the clothes out of the dryer. Set up your bills to be automatically paid each month. Research online ahead of time where you’ll get the best deals before going shopping. Don’t be embarrassed or think you are failing at remembering. Instead consider it not having to worry about remembering because it’s done for you.
Self-Improvement Tip #5 — Get an App
There is an app for everything today from traveling to banking. When you are on the train or waiting in line at the store, you can get things done that would normally have to wait for lunch hour or days off. Being able to accomplish more during these wait times will give you more free time for yourself.
Self-Improvement Tip #6 — Shut Down and Unplug
Take time off from technology and unplug from your social devices. If you want to be a better you, you need connections – real life connections. You need to see faces and hear voices and so do other people. Take the initiative and plan a real-life coffee date. You’ll make a difference for yourself and for someone else. P.S. on this one… Ask the others to unplug from their social devices too during your time together…;)
Self-Improvement Tip #7 — Pick and Choose Your Time
Only you can schedule your time productively. If you choose to scroll on Facebook or to stay up late and oversleep in the morning, the results will be an unfocused and unproductive life. Choose and schedule your time carefully and reap the positive benefits.
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