I’ve not always been the most organized person. Now, as a single mother to five who runs her own business from home, I realize the true value of being organized. I’m not perfect with it – no one is – but when I stop, take a breath, and take time to get organized, I feel so much better about myself and the tasks at hand. I don’t get overwhelmed as often, and I feel like I know what I’m doing and where I’m going. I’m in the driver’s seat. I’m in control. And that is a beautiful thing.
Being organized is a gift you give yourself.
Think about it:
– How much smoother does your life function when you are organized?
– How much easier is it to get tasks done?
– Do you feel like you accomplish more with each day?
When you really think about it, does it make sense to try to force yourself to remember every appointment you have, every errand you need to run today, and each thing you need to pick up from the store? What about that Netflix show your best friend keeps telling you to watch? The interesting book you saw in passing but forgot to jot down the title?
So, drop the excuses.
You don’t have time?
No. You don’t have time NOT to be organized. When you get organized, you free your brain up to focus on other things. You give yourself space and freedom to concentrate on the task at hand.
You remove SO MUCH stress from your life.
So, how do you do it? Well, it’s different for everyone. There really isn’t a “right” or “wrong” way to do it. The trick is to find what works for you.
You may even need to try a few different things before you get that ONE thing that works like magic for you. Go ahead and experiment. You don’t have to marry yourself to the first organizational technique you try.
If you feel your life is a mess and you don’t even know how to get started, just pick ONE thing. Do one thing at a time and eventually, you’ll get to it all.
What’s ONE thing in your life that could use a little organization right now?
What ACTION step are you going to take to make that happen?
You’ve got this!
I absolutely love that you said being organized will help remove stress from your life Because I completely agree.
Thank you, Haley, and thanks for stopping by. I am definitely the kind of person who gets loads of anxiety when I am not properly organized. Now that I know it, I can do something about it when I start to see it happening in my life.
I Love this ONE THING at a time!! I’m building my own business right now while being a stay at home mama to a toddler and at times I can feel so UNORGANIZED…this is such a good reminder to take one little step at a time…breathe in and then breathe out!
Yes, you can do it! I have five children of my own and while they are older now (my “baby” is 6), I do remember those days of doing it all with a baby and toddler in tow. You’ve got this, but organization will make it so much easier!
So true! I work with individuals that have head injuries and suffer from reduced attention and memory. ORGANIZATION is the key to improving their daily functioning – then, the burden is lifted off their memory!
Thanks for your comment, April. My daughter has a TBI so I completely respect and appreciate what you do. 🙂
I have a specific routine every night that helps my mornings go so much more smoothly. Nights where I get behind or leave a step out really throw off my next day. It helps to keep me sane!
I completely understand that. I have to do the same. I used to have a big problem with insomnia because my head was so full of the things I needed to do the next day, or things I hadn’t done that day. Now that I have a system, more gets done AND I sleep better. 🙂
I personally love getting organized- can’t seem to function without my planner haha! Love this post mama!
Oh yes, girl! I am the same way. Gotta have my planner so I know what I’m doing. haha
One thing I’d like to do is start a daily journal to keep my devotions and daily tasks organized.
You should definitely do it! You can start any day and I’m sure it will help. Thanks for stopping by.
Organization is everything!!
You’re so right! I’ve found, as much as I’ve fought it that I’m a list person. I need them just to organize my thoughts and get things accomplished during the day. When I take to time to make the list, things get done, when I don’t…it’s a gamble that I’ll remember a thing.
Yes! I am the same way. I also really got into bullet journaling a couple of years ago. I don’t always make them fancy and artistic like others do, but they are full of LISTS. It’s so helpful!
There are just a couple problem areas in my home. I need to declutter and then put in place some systems to keep everything in order!!
I know just what you mean. I have a few spaces (like closets) that really need some work. My most important areas are all good, but there is a process to keeping it that way, too.
I love being organized…it’s just a matter of staying that way. I agree that being organized makes life so much easier.