Hey, friends! Are you struggling to get organized? Does your lack of organization lead you to never accomplishing your goals? You’re in luck! Today’s post is all about learning to be more organized and accomplish daily goals. I’ve also created a handful of worksheets that will easily make your life less chaotic and more organized.
8 Ways to Be More Organized and Accomplish Daily Goals:
Break Bad Habits //
The mind can be such a curse, especially when it comes to bad habits. Bad habits aren’t the same for everyone. Some major bad habits can include (but not limited to) procrastination, laziness, and lack of motivation.
Procrastination and laziness are two bad habits that everyone struggles with and should be a bad habit that you try to break. Telling yourself, “I don’t need to do that” or “It can wait until tomorrow” are thoughts that you should eliminate from your mind. When you begin to put things off you start a cycle that isn’t easily broken.
Lack of motivation is another bad habit that a lot of people struggle with. If you don’t have an organizational method that motivates you to be more organized than you might just throw items in a closet or a drawer. Motivating yourself with rewards or even pretty storage bins just might be the motivation you are lacking to keep yourself organized and help accomplish your goals.
Keep Documents In A Central Location //
In order to keep paperwork and important documents organized is by keeping them in a central location. A simple option is to invest in a file cabinet that you can customize with pretty file folders or tabs. As silly as it may seem, investing in pretty file folders and tabs will help your mindset become more positive when it comes time to file away documents.
TIP: To keep the paperwork under control, set up one day a week where you file, dispose of, and organize the documents you received throughout the week.
Learn How To Prioritize //
As simple as it may be, learning to prioritize is a great way to be more organized and accomplish your goals. By prioritizing the most important item you are already guaranteeing that that item will get done. If you have a list of small items that will lead up to you feeling accomplished, then again, those items should be prioritized.
TIP: List making is important in learning how to prioritize your time.
Create Daily, Weekly & Monthly To-Do Lists //
As mentioned above, creating lists are an important habit in learning to prioritize, be more organized, and accomplish goals. Jotting ideas down on a scrap piece of paper is great, but try elevating your list-making by following these steps.
At the beginning of each month, sit down with your planner, a sheet of paper, and an open, uninterrupted mind. Using your planner, make sure important dates, important appointments, daily appointments (like your work hours), child(ren)’s schedules, meal schedule, and any other item that should be remembered. Now that you know what your daily, weekly, and monthly schedule look like, it’s time to grab your piece of paper. On your piece of paper, jot down your goals for the month. These goals should be the big picture items you want to accomplish for that month. Some ideas include cleaning out your closet, reading 2 books, work out 4 times a week, prioritize self-care, etc.
Now that you have your monthly goals and schedule planned, it’s time to break down those items into weekly tasks. To accomplish any goal, it’s important to break it down each goal into smaller tasks so that each goal doesn’t feel too overwhelming. In addition to not feeling overwhelmed, by breaking down the item into smaller tasks, you’ll have the sense of accomplishment each week and each day. Plus, crossing items off of the list is literally the best feeling ever!
Become More Productive //
By now you’re probably thinking duh, so many of these tips are self-explanatory and obvious and that’s okay. Sometimes being reminded of the obvious is just what we needed. When it comes to becoming more productive, the best tip and strategy I implement is to set a timer or a time limit. I love using 20-minute increments to help me knock out tasks on my to-do list. A timer helps me push through any task I have, especially ones that are tedious and that I hate doing. I know that if I push myself to get as much done in 20 minutes I’ll be able to move on to the next task on my list which leaves me motivated and prevents becoming distracted. I do the time limits on the majority of my tasks and repeat until I can cross that item off my to-do list. Seriously, try it. You’ll thank me later!
Know When To Say No //
This may be the most tip and one that I struggle with, knowing when to say no. It sounds simple but when push comes to shove, saying no to someone or something can be such a challenge. As human beings, we stretch ourselves so thin and don’t value our own time because we want to please people. If you know that you have a schedule to accomplish your monthly goals, but someone asks for you to do something or attend an event, you might push your goal aside. An example being, if you scheduled a time for yourself on a Wednesday evening but someone asks you to babysit for them, more than likely you’ll drop your time to your self to accommodate someone else. This doesn’t help you in the long run. More than likely, you’ll end up kicking yourself for not taking that long, relaxing bubble bath to help unwind and elevate stress.
TIP: It’s okay to say no and prioritize yourself, your schedule, and your happiness.
Set Your Hours //
Creating set hours can help make your day more productive. As a creative, creating set writing hours, brainstorming hours, and commenting hours are vital to keeping yourself on track. Just like with your own work schedule, knowing when you are doing certain tasks will help keep you more organized and not wandering around aimlessly, or binge-watching the latest show everyone is talking about.
Create A Home Inventory Chart //
The last tip I have for you to help you be more organized is to create a home inventory chart. This chart is a great way for you to keep track what items you have in your house, how much of said item, and will help you know when it’s time to replace. Simply keep a spreadsheet on your phone so that it’s easy to update as you use products like toilet paper, paper towels, granola bars, etc.
TIP: A home inventory chart will allow you to be more organized with knowing what you have in your home so you can save more at the grocery by not buying items that you have plenty of.
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I really hope this post on 8 ways to be more organized and accomplish daily goals helps you in the days and weeks to come. It takes time to implement new habits but these tips are great places to start. Living a more organized and goal-oriented life will allow you to find more time relax while uplifiting your mood.
How do you accomplish your goals?
What’s your number 1 tip on staying organized?