It’s our daily habitual behaviors which determine the flow of our lives. Most of us have some good and some bad habits that we’ve instilled into our way of life. The major difference between an average person and a highly organized one lies in the consistent practice of certain behaviors. Let’s look at a few of these effective habits worth incorporating into our own methods for achieving successful lives.
As mundane as they may seem, having daily routines ensures accomplishing specific tasks every day. Whether it’s keeping the house clean, improving your workouts at the gym, or fulfilling tasks that lead toward bigger goals, hammering out a daily regimen is a great way to add efficiency to your day and ambitions.
Set Up Regularly Scheduled De-Cluttering Sessions
Organizing your desk or your house every once in awhile is a sure-fire way to only feel organized—ahem—every once in awhile. Instead of letting your paperwork, dishes, dust bunnies, laundry, etc. get to the point of barely-controlled chaos before tackling them, add your cleaning and decluttering tasks to your daily or weekly regimen. This way, things never get out of hand, and the time spent on each task is minimal when tackled in small doses.
Avoid Miscellaneous Labeling
When organizing your files or possessions, be specific. Throwing a bunch of papers or items into a miscellaneous file or bin will guarantee added work for you the next time you need one of those things.
Let Go of Perfectionism
If you’re one of those people who feels that you can’t let go of a task until it reaches an inhuman pinnacle of perfection, get over it. It is hardly efficient to obsess over the smallest of details when you’ve got an extensive list to accomplish. Complete each task with effort and pride, and move on to the next.
Only Buy What You Need
In a consumerist society, it’s easy to fall into the trap of buying things you really do not need. Just because something is on sale does not mean you have to purchase it. Cluttering up your home with these purchases will not only diminish your quality living space, but will hinder you in your organizational goals.
There is no exact formula for leading a highly organized life. But the above-mentioned habits will go a long way towards cleaning the clutter out of your life and your mind, and setting yourself up for self-actualized life of realized goals and proud achievements.