Hello everyone!! Hey Girl Bosses Hey!!
Today, I will be sharing a few tips on how to organize your life and make it purposeful.
Organisation is something a lot of people in general struggle with and although this post is a follow up from my last post: ‘10 Practical Tips to becoming a Girl Boss’, these are life hacks millennials, in general, can apply.
Another thing to point out is that ‘no one is got their life all figured out and all perfect and rosy.’ ‘I still procrastinate, I am not always super organised all the time even though I am an organisation freak…’ So let this post serve as a source of motivation and inspiration to help you get your organised + productive so you can see better results in all aspects of your life.
5 PRACTICAL TIPS TO GET YOUR LIFE ORGANIZED!
#1 Have a morning routine: For those of you who have been following up on my previous posts, you will have noticed that I always emphasize this point. Besides, if you would like to see a post on ‘How to Have a Killer Morning Routine’ let me know in the comment section. Personally, I am a morning person; my productivity levels are highest in the mornings hence, I usually schedule my blog content at this time of the day. Adopting a morning routine which works best for you helps bring some sanity into your life, for example, waking up 30 mins before you have to have a shower allows you to factor in time for yourself, to write down your goals for that day or week and to dedicate time to your personal growth.
When you start your day bright and early, you are able to factor all the things you need to do for that day and plan your day ahead which leads me to my second point…
#2 Have a planner/schedule: In my previous post, I mentioned that Girl Bosses are planners, nothing comes as a surprise to them and that includes academic/work deadlines, bills to be paid, meetings to be held and research to be done. They know what they have to do and they get it done. Don’t over-rely on memory- write things down. Have to-do lists- plan out your week, plan out your month. Check your planner regularly- preferably every morning and also, write down the steps you would need to take to ensure you achieve your goal for that day. For example your daily task could be ‘Start Criminal Law Assignment’ and so underneath that goal, you would write the steps you would take in order to start that assignment which could be: do research on that particular area of law, read one or two articles so you have a background knowledge and hence, all these steps will motivate you into starting the assignment. And I think that’s the point a lot of people lose motivation to do their work and thus, begin the cycle of procrastination. It is important to break every huge task into smaller tasks. Break it down!! This way you don’t feel as overwhelmed but more compelled to actually START which is often the hardest step.
#3 Keep your work area tidy: This is super important! I often wonder how people function in untidy areas whether it’s in your bedroom or study area… Keeping your work/living space neat allows for clarity and purpose. It keeps your brain decluttered and ready to focus on more important tasks. It starts with the simplest task of making your bed each morning. Research has proved the benefits, for example, US Navy Seal explained in a University of Texas Commencement Speech that “If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.” Also feel free to check out the full video of his speech and the article: Why Making Your Bed Every Morning Matters’ of this speech here. It is the little things that count! It is these little things which help in making one more organized and productive. If you can’t do the little things right, how will you be able to handle the bigger demands of life?
#4 Make out time for yourself regularly: The reality is that we are living in a fast-paced world, the hustle and bustle of life are so consuming and it is important that you as an individual make out time for yourself. Make out time to evaluate your progress- in your academics, social life, finances, work- how are you doing? When you have these self-check-up sessions, it gives you the opportunity to know what exactly you need to prioritize in your life. For example, Are you lagging behind in your family time or time spent with your loved ones? Are you taking it to the extreme and catering to the needs of someone else’s and neglecting your self -care? So these ‘me time’ sessions are vital and help you stay focused and organized. They remind you of your WHY! What are you living for? What value are you bringing to the world? What do you hope to achieve during this period of your life?
#5 Stop Procrastinating: An important and final tip in staying organized is actually getting some work done so you have space to accommodate the other tasks you have to do. Like I mentioned in my last post, I believe in ‘Doing what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.’ Pay the price now! Do the work! Actually, sit down and get some work done- after reading this post! Also, check out my audio post on How to Avoid Procrastination’ here.
What’s that task you’ve had on your to-do list for weeks? What is stopping you from getting it done? Besides, there is never going to be a perfect time to start, I wrote a post on this few months back. Start with what you have. I love this quote by Ijeoma Umebinyuo which goes “Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start.”
You want to get your life organized…It’s a choice. START!
These are just a few tips that have worked for me. I would love to hear from you all!! How do you stay organized in a demanding world? What drives you? What motivates you? Leave your thoughts in the comment section. And if this post helped, let me know down below. If you would also like to see a post on ‘How to Have a Killer Morning Routine’, leave a YES in the comment section.
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