Those that are organized don’t have any more time in the day than you, but they do get more accomplished because they know how to effectively manage the time they have.
Most everyone in today’s society lead very busy lives.
They have many various duties, responsibilities and tasks to fulfill and often end up going in many directions throughout the day. But somehow they manage to accomplish everything with ease.
So, how can you get the most out of your time?
It happens by engaging in effective behaviors of organization.
Implement any of these five easy steps to get more organized and you too will experience an increase in productivity and satisfaction from a job well done.
- Organize your time
We all have only 24 hours in each day and the number one reason to get organized is to save time. Planning and scheduling your activities and tasks provides a solid foundation to organizing your time and gives you more flexibility to do the things you want.
- Prioritize what’s important
A highly effective strategy is to make time for what’s really important and tackling those first and foremost. Identifying those activities that move you closer to accomplishing your goals is what matters most and making it a priority will give your more time later to focus on less important matters.
- Prepare in advance
Planning for unforeseen obstacles and obstructions ahead of time will allow you to become more proactive and respond without panicking and getting stressed if something goes wrong or an unexpected last-minute adjustment is required.
- Have realistic expectations
It’s not uncommon to think we can get everything all done within a realistic time period and often overload ourselves with more than we can reasonably accomplish in the time allotted. Keep your expectations realistic and you’ll discover an increased level of satisfaction and sense of accomplishment of doing a job well done.
- Practice making quick decisions
A big time waster is spending too much time on wondering how to solve problems. You’ll get more done when you focus on finding quick solutions. Make a decision and move forward. It may not always be the perfect solution, but everything you can do to arrive at a fast simple solutions will help you progress and if all doesn’t work out as expected you’ll have more time later to correct it.
The essence of being effectively organized is the ability to get things done in a timely manner.
It’s about becoming more efficient and not about being perfect, it’s about reducing stress and frustration and improving the satisfaction of your life!