4 Ways to Get Your Life More Organized

Anyone with a hectic work and personal life will know that staying on top of all the everyday tasks that come with running a household, managing a career, and trying to stay well can soon get a little demanding. In fact, it’s pretty tough to keep it all clear and on track, and for most people, this can start to become a little overwhelming and chaotic.

Bringing a little more organization into your daily life can help to turn this feeling around. The good news is that it doesn’t have to mean a major overhaul of your life in order to get there. Here are some simple ways that you can start to get a little more focused and organized every day.

1. Create a daily task list
To-do lists can be notoriously easy to brush aside. Plenty of us start off with well-meaning lists for the week or month ahead, with a lengthy litany of all the activities we need or want to do. Over time, you might find yourself making excuses, cutting corners, or simply ignoring the list completely, leaving you in the same position you were when you started. A good alternative involves simplifying the process and making a daily task list instead. You may want to plan ahead for the day, or even break your day down into small periods. Focus on what needs completing for that period only, and get down to do each task, one at a time. You’ll soon find yourself breezing through.

2. Work out your most productive times
We all have different body clocks, family schedules, and working patterns. Knowing when you work at your best will help you to perform much more effectively, and stay organized with ease. Decide if you prefer to be an early bird, or if those later hours are better for you. There’s no fixed rule, but finding the right time for you can help you manage your hours much more easily.

3. Look at your budget
Money is one of those areas where everyone could do with a little more organization, and a simple way to start doing that is by creating a clear budget. Track how much money you spend and where you spend it, before looking at where you can start to save. Cutting out unnecessary costs or using helpful discounts such as those on Ulta coupon can be a great way of getting to grips with your finances. Plus, it’s always rewarding to see a little extra money in your bank balance.

4. Know that you can start again
If you’ve had a bad day when things have fallen off schedule and nothing has gone according to plan, don’t despair or lose hope. Remember that every day gives you an opportunity to start afresh and learn from your mistakes, so you have the chance to do things differently.

A more organized and focused life won’t happen overnight, but with dedication and repeated practice, you can start to shift some of your oldest habits and start living with a little more clarity.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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