6 Behaviors of Highly Organized Women
Are you one of those people who are always forgetting things last minute or losing your keys all the time? I cannot even remember how many times I was late to a meeting because I couldn’t find my keys on time. And yet there are people in our lives who always manage to show up on time everywhere, every time with not even a single hair out of place. It is easy to envy these super organized creatures with their color coded appointment diaries and their well filled planners.
For the longest time I used to think they were born either with a miraculous gene which made organizing things easier or some super ability that gave them 26 hours in a day rather than the paltry 24. But as it turns out, there is no magic or scientific breakthrough behind these organized people. These women who are always up-to-date with their schedule achieve this with their own resolve and habits. Which are not that difficult to try as well?
So here are the 6 habits that you can inculcate which will make you more organized.
1. First of all, start believing that you can be more organized. We do as we think we are capable of. If you think that you can do no better than being messy and unprepared then that is how you will remain. Believe in the better self that you want to be before you start being it.
2. Stop thinking of stuff like keeping your keys in the same place as chores and start observing them like rituals. Don’t you brush your teeth automatically in the morning because that’s what you’ve been doing every morning? It’s as simple as that. You just need to incorporate these rituals, one step at a time.
3. Pan your next day even before you hit your pillow. You just need to take out 10-15 minutes every night before sleeping to arrange your appointments and to-do lists. This will give you a better idea of the day you will be facing and you’ll be better prepared for it.
4. It has been found that taking 10 minute breaks after a 50 minute productive session is far more efficient than relentless multitasking. Try taking small breaks from work without losing discipline.
5. Do you ever fail to keep an appointment with your doctor or your boss? Do you think your time is any less valuable than theirs? Make appointments with yourself and stay true to them so that you accomplish the tasks you set yourself to.
6. If you think you need external help, don’t hesitate in enlisting a life coach. They are professionals who will help you navigate through your specific temperament and lifestyle choices.
And remember, the end goal is to lower your stress and being happier in your way of life. Being organized is only one of the paths which lead to that end goal. Don’t stress too much about it. It might take some time but you’ll get there.