There are few things in life that can have a major impact on numerous areas of life, with relatively little time or effort. Getting organized is one of those magic bullets – your health will improve, your finances, your relationships, and your performance review! But getting started can be the difficult part. How do you go about getting more organized, without becoming more disorganized in the process?
The wrong way to go about this is to start yanking things out of cupboards. That will just make a bigger mess, and make you feel frazzled. Instead, make a list of the different areas of your life that you would like to make more organized. Then, spend 15 minutes a day tackling the list. Don’t flit around. Start with one task, and work on it bit by bit until you have finished it. Even if it takes a week. Then, relax and reward yourself! Then, when you are ready, tackle another area. As the accomplishments grow, and your life becomes buffed, you will feel encouraged and your motivation to continue will grow.