It may not be time to formulate those New Years’ resolutions just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can make some changes to help make your life easier. Life can oftentimes be very chaotic for many of us and if you are feeling overwhelmed and disorganized, balancing work and home life can be a daunting task. However, there are some simple changes you can try to help you get organized and lead a happy, stress-free lifestyle.
Create a to-do list
Ok so to-do lists may not sound like the most exciting activity, but they can be vital in helping plan and organize. Whether we are talking shopping lists, chore lists or a list of all the things you have to get done in a day, making a list helps you time activities. They are also a great way to make sure you don’t forget anything important. Making a list in the mornings is a great way to plan your day and motivate you. But beware of overdoing it, when we add things to our lists that are unachievable we are only setting ourselves up for failure. So keep it simple and set those goals.
Create a routine and stick to it
Now don’t go overboard here and commit to a routine you cannot stick to. Pay attention to what you normally do, for example like what time you normally go to sleep, when getting up in the morning and when you eat.
Then simply build the rest of your routine around those times. Having a routine is a great way to give yourself a sense of security and order which won’t leave you feeling stressed and panicked on busy days. Like creating a to-do list remember to keep it simple and don’t pressure yourself.
Organize your space
If your environment is cluttered and messy it can really slow you down in your daily activities. A messy environment is a messy mind, so organize your environment to help organize your thoughts. Imagine not being able to find anything in a messy house or office, this can negatively affect your mood and stress you out.
So get rid of all those things you don’t really need and get back to basics. Make sure you have designated areas instead of just having stuff piled on every surface. Once you have specific areas for things then it will be easier to keep it organized and neat because everything will have its place.