How To Organize Your Life For The Year Ahead

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Another blessed year are being added into our lives, and everyone has their hopes up for a fulfilling and productive new year. Start organizing for a productive year ahead! "Productivity isn’t about doing more stuff–it’s about doing the right stuff."

2016 is winding down, and 2017 is upon us. While we want to stay in the moment and enjoy the holiday celebrations, we can take a little time to give some thought to the coming year and what we want to accomplish.

How To Organize Your Life For The Year Ahead
If you’re even just a little bit like me, at some point you’re likely to come to the conclusion that your life is just too cluttered. You have too much to do and often find yourself having difficulty managing your schedule effectively.

You probably even own far too much stuff…and keep adding to it every day. 
To be honest, most of us would be better off if with a bit more organization in our lives.

If only we knew how to go about it! Let´s face it, when you’re drowning under a pile of clutter, commitments, personal files, and a load of digital information, figuring out how to organize your life can be a major challenge!
Organize Your Life: It´s As Easy As 1,2,3…4!
Also read: 12 Universal truth that will change your life

Simply Get Started

Pick a room, a closet, or a shelf and get started. Pick up each item once and ask yourself, Do I use this regularly? Do I love this item? If the answer to both questions is “no” then the item needs to be sold, donated, or given away. Set up a box for each of these categories and put the items to put the item in the appropriate one..immediately.
  • Put away the items that you’re keeping in their proper place. 
  • If you have a lot of stuff, it might seem overwhelming. Try setting a timer and just work for 10 minutes. Limit yourself to trying to organize one small area for those 10 minutes. That way, you’ll really be able to see some progress.  
  • Try not to get carried away by spending too much time. Working on organizing your things for 10 minutes a day for a month is a lot better than overloading yourself and quitting after 2 days.

Go A Little Further Each Day

Once you’ve gotten started with your decluttering, keep moving forward. Finish one area and then move on to the next. Your enemy is perfection. Nothing has to be perfect. Simply do a good job in a reasonable amount of time. Any work you’re putting into this will result in progress. Make it easy on yourself.
  • Get some help. Some of us really are pack rats and can’t seem to let go of anything. If that sounds like you, get a reasonable friend to help. The ideal friend will have a clutter-free home that you envy. 
  • Take the time to enjoy the new clutter-free spaces you’ve created in order to help keep the momentum going.  
  • Declutter Your Calendar & Your Digital Life
Your living environment is only one aspect of your life. Simplifying how you spend your time and handle your digital life is important, too.
  • Organizing your calendar is all about learning to say “no” to commitments that aren’t important to you. Make a list of commitments and put them in order from most important to least important. Keep the top few and remove the rest from your life. 
  • Start decluttering your digital life. Prioritize the blogs, newsletters, social networks, emails, and so on. Only keep the things that really matter.

Get Others Involved

If the other people in your home aren’t on the same page, trying to organize everything can be much more challenging.
  • Focus on sharing the benefits they’ll enjoy by having a well-organized home. 
  • If there’s too much resistance, keep your focus on organizing and maintaining your own space. 
  • Getting rid of things can be contagious. You’ll likely find that everyone else in your household will jump on the bandwagon when they see how great your personal space looks.
Learning how to organize your life is more beneficial than you might realize. It not only makes it much easier to find things, it also adds to your peace of mind.  Clutter puts unusual pressure on your mind, 24/7 –  whether you realize it or not. Becoming more organized will keep it from stressing you out or taking over your life. 

Believe me, you’ll be surprised how much more relaxed you feel once you finally ban clutter from your life – once and for all.

What are you waiting for? Organize your life today!

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