Do you find yourself getting behind on tasks that you know you need to complete, but you can’t seem to find the time to do them?
It is a rare person who doesn’t feel they need their life to be more organized.
Designing your life, or more precisely organizing your schedule, will help you to cultivate healthy habits and complete tasks that have been weighing you down.
Myth: Organized people were born organized.
Organization comes from intentional preparation and time management. Even if you think you are a disorganized person, you can still have an organized lifestyle.
Design Your Life
Make living an organized life a habit.
- Journal/plan daily
- Set monthly, weekly, & daily goals
- Find what works for you and stick to it.
Designing your life doesn’t need to be difficult. If you keep a planner, then you already have a good start. Planning your week and breaking down all the things you want to accomplish into small tasks will increase your productivity and shorten the distance separating you from your goals.
Choose a tool to schedule your tasks.
There are many different tools you can use to manage your time. I prefer to use the Bullet Journal Method. A bullet journal is flexible. You can put anything you want to in it. There is no limit to what you can use your bullet journal for. Check out the posts below to learn how I use my bullet journal and how using one could benefit you.
- Bullet Journal Lifestyle: Living One Bullet At A Time
- How To Make A Bullet Journal For Beginners
- Bullet Journal Page Ideas (with Examples)
- Bullet Journal Series: 5 Habits of Successful Journaling
Eliminate the excuses before they become excuses.
- Set the alarm clock away from the bed so you have to get up to turn it off.
- Meal plan/prep ahead of time
- Set out your clothes the day before
- Clean 10-15 minutes a day adhering to your cleaning schedule
Your ability is limited only by your lack of determination. Consistently work toward your goals. Small steps are still steps. Design your life with persistence and you will eventually gain the life you want to live.
You weren’t born to work, sleep and die. There is a whole big world out there just waiting for you to explore. Eliminate your inhibitions and conquer your fears. Pull yourself out of bed early each day and design the life you want to live.
Declutter your home and work space.
- Split up the household chores.
- Eliminate the junk drawer
- Find a “home” for everything
- If you don’t use it within six months, evaluate if you need to keep it or donate it
One of the best ways I have found to keep my house clean is to devote 10-15 minutes a day to cleaning (usually after everyone has gone to bed). A part of my weekly plan in my bullet journal is house work.
Of course there are daily chores like washing dishes, feeding the chickens, etc., that need to completed everyday. But, there are also weekly chores like dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning the bathroom that need to be done. In addition, there are monthly chores like washing the windows and wiping down the cabinets to be done too. Listing it out like this may seem like a lot, but it doesn’t feel like a lot once you have a good system in place.
Maintain A Daily Routine
- Plan for the week ahead
- Turn daily/weekly tasks into small manageable to do lists
- Take time for yourself
Create a daily routine and stick to it. It will be tough in the beginning, and there will be a time when you will want to throw in the towel. However if you persist you will reap the rewards of your efforts. I read somewhere that it takes three weeks for an action to become a habit.
Recently I published 30 Days To A Radiant Life. It is a 30-day planner filled with self-exploration activities and tips for living the life you desire. Working your way through this 30 day planner will help you to set your goals, find your purpose, and fulfill your desire for designed living. Click here to check it out.
By setting a routine, you will reinforce good habits and eliminate bad ones. Click the picture below to learn more…..
(The Graphic is Pinnable By The Way—Just Saying!)
Living an organized life doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, planning, and determination.
If you are serious about designing your life, increasing your productivity, and living organized, then start small and work your way up.
Leave room for failure and learn from your mistakes.
Set goals and reevaluate your course of action.
Your life and the way you live your life is determined by you. The only thing holding you back from positive change is your fears and lack of determination.