One key factor that contributes to a person’s success, is organisation. Organising is defined as “arranging several elements into purposeful sequential or spatial (or both) order or structure”. It’s a way of planning how you are going to achieve something. If we are not organised, it can seem as though we are just doing things aimlessly without any real result, and we tend not to succeed that way. So here is how a person can be more organised:
- Make to-do lists: By making to-do lists every day, you are more likely to get things done and will not forget the important things. It will also prevent you from doing things in the last minute. You do not need to have a dozen tasks, as this is too much and you are unlikely to get them done. Instead, write down the top three tasks of the day.
- Make a list of goals: This is probably one of the most important factors of becoming organised. If you do not have goals for your life, what are you working towards? You should have a goal for every area of your life, no matter how small it may be. For example, if you are in school, you could have a goal of achieving an ‘A’ in your Science exam. By writing this down, you are already focusing on a specific aim and you will work towards achieving that. It does not only need to be in your work/education life. For example, you can set yourself the goal of learning a new instrument by the end of the year. By setting up goals, you are giving your life, purpose and you will fulfil much more by doing so.
- Fill out a calendar/get a good planner: Getting a calendar or planner could not be easier. You can buy one or download one on your phone (many of them are free!). By seeing the week/month/year laid out in front of you, you can note down important events and dates. By regularly using a calendar or planner, you are giving yourself the chance to plan ahead, which will lead to less last minute things and as a result, less stress.
By doing these three things, you are on your way to becoming more organised and you can be sure to see a difference in your day-to-day routine. Now here is one last tip: Make sure you stick to these new habits. Do not get a planner and write your to-do list, but then do nothing. Nothing will change and your planner will gather dust in your room.
So try these three things and let us know how your experience of becoming more organised has gone in the comments section below.
Source of information: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/organizing.html