I am efficient and productive. Putting things in order helps me to take control of my life and reach my goals.
I schedule my time. I identify my top priorities. I maintain regular hours while making allowances for the unexpected. I take advantage of my peak hours to complete challenging and important tasks.
I set realistic expectations. I break big projects down into smaller steps. I evaluate my standards. I recognize my strengths and limitations.
I clear away clutter. I keep my home and workspaces tidy. I give away clothes and books I rarely use. I designate a place for each item and keep it there.
I minimize distractions. I turn off the TV unless I want to watch a specific program. I check my messages once or twice each day. I let my family and coworkers know when I need to avoid interruptions.
I put technology to work for me. I use online calendars and collaboration tools.
I take frequent breaks. Giving myself some downtime renews my energy and sharpens my thinking. I stop to stretch in between meetings. I call a friend when I am midway through my housework.
I do one thing at a time. Being fully engaged enhances my performance and deepens my satisfaction.
I live proactively. I take initiative and prepare for challenges. Preventing messes is easier than cleaning up after them.
Today, I accomplish more in less time. Staying organized keeps me healthy and happy.
- How does being organized reduce my stress levels?
- What can I do to make getting organized more fun?
- How can I create boundaries between my office space and my personal space when I work at home?