Lets all be honest, we can all be a little more organized. Life comes at you fast and time moves rapidly the older you get. I live for organization, and really can't function when there is clutter around me. When my surroundings are cluttered I feel like I have no control, and I honestly get a feeling of helplessness.
Having a system for daily things help me stay in control, but none of my systems are strict, they are all flexible. Life is fluid and always transforming so I try really hard not to put strict standards of organization on myself, because everyday is different. There are some simple fixes that can make adulting a lot easier.
- Get a Notebook: This is a essential, if you don't listen to anything on this list, listen to this suggestion. Notebooks are affordable, you can get them for a dollar store, and are a simple place to put many of your thoughts. Carry your notebook everywhere and just write everything down. Write to do list, groceries list, your thoughts, your ideas, your budget for the month and many more things. It helps to organize your thoughts on paper, and one of my favorite things about jotting things down is I get to see my progress. I see things I've accomplished but forgot about, I see the birth of old great ideas I forgot about and now want to revisit. Notebooks are great, get you one.
- Get a Calendar or an Agenda: I have both and I love them. It helps your memory when you write things down, and also helps when you can see your day-to-day plans spread out on a calendar. I never overbook my days, I rarely mix up or miss appointments, and it helps me see if i'm taking on too many responsibility in a week, which helps me avoid burnout. I use to burn out a lot, but now I don't anymore. I keep a huge calendar on my bedroom wall that reminds me of all my appointments, and I carry a planner so I may jot things down, and if I am making new plans, I can see when I am free.
- Utilize your phone: There are many apps that can help with life and organization. There's a place to take notes in most phones, calendar apps, apps to track your menstrual cycle, pay bills, etc. There's a whole lot you can get done on your phone, use your data plan for more productivity.
- A File Folder: An accordion file folder is essential. A place to keep bills, receipts, and any other important paperwork away, yet easy to find makes life easier. Even among a mess if you have an adequate filing system, anything becomes easy to find.
- Make a Budget: Budgeting is very important, and every adult should learn to do this. Budgets give you a perspective on where your money goes. You work hard for your money, so tracking where it goes is important. There are many ways to go about budgeting and different ways work for different people. What's important is to find budgeting style you like and stick to it.
- DeClutter! Get rid of things, if you've paid the bill, shred and it and throw it away! We accumulate things everyday, so decluttering weekly is important, organize things, and put things where they belong. I do this often while blasting music, and it helps me get things back to normal after a busy week of living life.
What tips do you have for being a more organized adult? Let us know in the comment section below!
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