Okay I know what you are all probably thinking right now after reading the title of this post, Matt what do you mean Organize my life? Well there are many ways to talk about this, But Today i am going to just cover a few of the techniques and things that i use to keep my life organized as well as to help keep some of the chaos at bay. So lets jump into some of the techniques i use to help stay organized shall we!
The First big thing that i do is creating a Monthly Budget. I have been doing this for almost 6 years now and let me tell you it is very helpful. I keep this Budget list on my phone so i can always make changes as needed, even on the go if necessary. I basically plan out all of my Known expenses for the month for example Rent, Cell phone bill or my electric bill. By making this list i ensure that i have my check planned out appropriately so that i can make sure i always have the Must Haves paid before i spend any money on the Want's. Also ensuring that i am not over-drafting my back account by being caught off guard by any unpaid bills. It is something easy that takes little time to do but helps keep me organized in a major way.
The Second helpful thing i do is make a Daily to-do list. Every evening before i go to bed i sit down to create my list for the following day, i plan everything whether it be small or big really just anything that i know i need to get done that day. Now i have my To-do list divided into Two separate categories, Must-do & Want to. The reason i have it set up this way is so that i know i get the immediate important things done but then if i still have extra time in my day i can get some other things done that are less pressing but still need to be done. This not only helps me accomplish a ton, be organized but also is just a part of my routine helps me keep my stress levels down and keep my anxiety under control.
Another very big thing that can help you get or stay organized is Time Management & keeping a planner/Schedule. Personally for me this has been such a life saver and a stress reducer especially these past few years as my life has gotten more hectic. I have a Daily planner that i write in too keep track of my Appointments, Meetings, family events and such, i then plan my days around those things as too not forget the important engagements first and foremost. Generally my days consist of the same things so i have developed a very unique and helpful routine that works for me. What i suggest is getting a planner to keep track of things, also get set into a routine which helps you know exactly what you have to get done daily and how much time you have for it. but leave some wiggle room so that if you need to extent an appointment or activity you can.
The final Tip i will share with y'all is Asking for help/Outsourcing. Now for me this one took awhile to get used to, as i am not one to always ask for help even though i may need it, but it is something that i am currently working on. So what i mean by this is simply if you need help with completing a task, or working on something you are not too comfortable with reach out for help it will greatly help your stress level because you will gain knowledge as well as things will get done right and efficiently. There is no shame in asking for a little help with things in your life.
Well i hope that some of these things help some of you, get and stay more organized in your lives, in turn helping relieve some of the stress that daily life may bring. If there is anything i did not mention that you use in your lives feel free to drop a comment below because i would love to hear from all of you what helps keep you organized. If you like this post let me know and i can for sure do some more like this in the future, or if you have something you want to hear about drop the suggestion in the comments. Thanks for stopping by today and giving this a read, have a great day!