Did you know that being disorganised could be affecting your health? What about your career?
It’s not just about missed appointments, unpaid bills, or forgotten birthdays. Being disorganised can lead to stress, a feeling of “stuckness” and an inability to finish tasks and commitments.
Do you sometimes find yourself starting multiple tasks, either at home or at work, and never finishing any of them?
Do you know what your priorities are?
When you don’t really know what your goals are, it can be quite hard to know where to put your energy. You may start off feeling excited about a project or task, but quickly lose interest as you see the next “shiny thing”. You may feel “scattered”, clueless and confused.
Not having long and short term goals can make your life feel dull and boring, which in turn can lead to depression.
Having a disorganised and cluttered home or office, can stifle your creativity and your ability to take in new information.
There are lots of ways of getting organised and there will be one that works for you.
You can start by decluttering your desk at work, or your kitchen bench at home. Find all the bills and paperwork that needs dealing with. Order then in “date due” order and place them neatly in a place where you’ll be sure to see and deal with them. Perhaps next to your phone or computer would be the best place.
Start using your wall calendar to write in all your important dates and appointments. You might like to invest in a well-designed diary or personal organiser.
Take advantage of the calendar application on your smart phone to set up reminders for appointments, bills and birthdays.
“To do” lists are a great tool for keeping track of all that you have going on and making sure you don’t forget to pay those bills, or buy birthday presents. Often writing out a “To do” list can immediately make you feel lighter, as all the stuff floating around your brain is now on paper.
When you start to feel a bit more organised, take some time to plan your next holiday, or a fun get –together with friends.
Then, when life starts flowing a bit more easily, sit down to work out your life goals and priorities. Organising your life will seem like a breeze when you know exactly what you want to achieve.
(If you think you might need a helping hand with getting organised, give your personal concierge a call)
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