How to Organize Your Life

02 March, 2021
Do you feel that many things in your life have no order? Maybe you should apply some strategies to organize your routine and make the most of your time. We'll tell you about them below.

The modernization of society has made our daily routine a bit slow. As a result, we’re often subjected to various situations that cause us stress. So, at some point, many people start to ask themselves: “How can I organize my life?

It’s hard to combine family with work, hobbies, and life as a couple. However, it’s not impossible if we organize ourselves properly and stop procrastinating.

This way, we’ll avoid stress, anxiety problems and various worries. Let’s take a closer look at how to start down that road.

How do I start to organize my life?

First of all we have to point out that when everything in your life is in order, things will have a greater probability of going well, or at least we’ll have the necessary resources to face any difficulty that may arise.

A woman brainstorming.
To organize your life you must have clear objectives. In addition, it’s good to analyze how you’re investing your time.

1. Analyze yourself

The first step you should take will be related to observation. Perform an analysis on how you’re spending your time and what activities consume more time in your day-to-day life.

To do this, you can take a pencil and paper or download an application and start analyzing how long it takes you to do each thing.

2. Set goals

These will be your guide when deciding what’s relevant to you. You must prioritize and be clear about what’s most important and what should be postponed or relegated to the background.

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3. Focus

It sounds obvious, but very often, when you start a task, you also start doing other things without realizing it. At the end of the day, you haven’t finished any of them. Start with a single task and move on to the next one only when you’ve finished.

If you’re writing a report, focus only on that and avoid answering non-urgent calls, non-priority emails, or checking social media notifications.

4. Prepare a schedule

The purpose of this tip is to avoid interruptions. For example, you can assign a time of the day exclusively for attending clients, receiving calls, or answering e-mails.

Regarding calls, you can tell your close contacts to call you outside working hours, and only at certain times. In addition, we’re sure they’ll understand and will applaud your mindset.

5. Forget social networks

Keep social networks away while you’re working or studying. Using them can be a great distraction, especially because when you start looking at a notification you can end up spending an hour analyzing any random profile you find.

If necessary, turn them off. This will save you a lot of time that you used to spend on things that don’t get you anywhere!

6. Use relaxation techniques

Practice mindfulness or other forms of meditation, especially if you’ve noticed that you have difficulty focusing on a single goal.

There are thousands of related groups, books, and activities. It’s possible to achieve full concentration, but you have to do your part.

 Learn more: Five Mindfulness Exercises for Anxiety

Other methods to organize your life

  • Having everything at hand. Don’t waste time looking for something to write on, a note, or an email password. If it’s your office, everything you use on a daily basis should be laid out on your desk and ready to go.
  • Prioritizing. Avoid attending to unexpected events that aren’t urgent. If you’re on business and someone calls to just grab a coffee and chat, be honest and assertively tell them that you’re busy and unavailable at that time.
A woman with her diary.
Writing down in a diary, and planning tasks can help us organize our routines better.
  • Keep a notebook. Don’t underestimate the power of these notebooks. They’re very useful for organizing priorities and not overlooking any point. Don’t just rely on your memory to remember everything on its own. Instead, write down what you need to do.
  • Start good habits. If you start creating useful habits, you won’t waste a single minute of your day.
  • Distribute your time. Try to allocate a time for each task. For example: walking, 15 minutes; reading, half an hour; checking notifications and answering messages on your cell phone, 25 minutes; writing a report for 1 hour, and so on.
  • Sleep. This is very important for you to perform better during the day. Turn off your cell phone and sleep. Also, remember to eat healthily.

It’s possible to organize your life if you do your part

Remember that if you organize your life, you’ll feel that things flow better and you’ll reduce your anxiety levels. You often feel overwhelmed when you have too many things to do and you don’t know how to start doing them.

In conclusion, keep these tips in mind and apply them to your daily life. Before long, you’ll start to notice the benefits.

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