Organisation is one of those things everyone knows is important; yet we still struggle with it every day. Ask any successful person, and they’ll tell you it’s not easy, but it’s one of the keys to thriving at work, university, or even in your home life. To give you a jump-start, here are
5 Organisational Tips to Change Your Life:
- Write Things Down – We all know someone who seems to never forget a birthday, anniversary, or a meeting. These people don’t have super memories, what they do, do is make a to-do list or write it into their calendar. So, whenever you book an appointment with a doctor or make plans to visit family, make a note of it, and store it in a place you use regularly.
- Make Schedules – Another thing all organised people have in common is the fact that they don’t waste time. They know what they want to achieve, and set little goals along the way to help them get there. By doing this, they manage to stay productive and on top of tasks, without letting them pile up.
You’ll find it very helpful to make a to-do list, and cross things off as you go.
- Keep Only What You Need – It’s no secret that mess is not conducive to productivity. As such, it’s important to only hang on to items that are important. The more stuff you have, the messier your life becomes.
To avoid a pileup of clutter, you should set aside regular time every week to getting rid of the things you don’t need. The longer you leave it, the more difficult the job becomes.
- Delegate Responsibilities – In order to be successful, it’s vital that you don’t wear yourself out. An overflowing workload can lead to numerous problems, such as a lack of sleep. It’s impossible to be productive when you’re over tired or overworked. It’s vital that you find a balance.
In order to do this, you should go through your to-do list, and see if there are any items you can give to somebody else, or simply get rid of altogether.
- Work Hard – Every point on this list is helpful, but in order to achieve any of them, you’ll have to work hard. There is simply no escaping it. No one in a high-powered job of power gets there by accident. They get there by being determined, and not taking no for an answer. Work as hard as you can during the time you’re given, and you’ll find your time off to be twice as enjoyable.
To summarise, there are no shortcuts to success; but if you follow these five simply steps, you’ll be well on your way to achieving it.
By Matthew Wright