Going into another year has me thinking about how much more organized I could be. Being organized breeds success and minimizes stress. I am one of those people who works well under last-minute pressure, but the truth is that that type of behavior is unhealthy. I’ve asked myself countless times why do I keep placing myself in such predicaments. I’m not one for making a New Year’s resolution, but I also don’t break promises. This year, I have made the promise to myself to stop procrastinating and to become more organized.
It is so easy for many of us to plan, schedule, and meet deadlines for someone else, but when it comes to us, we are lackluster.
Is that what we think of ourselves? Do we see ourselves as inferior to others? Are their needs more valuable than our very own? We are just as important as the world’s most popular celebrity, and it’s time that we start focusing on our dreams and planning out our time just the way that they do.
This year, I have made out a schedule for myself. I have an ideal bedtime that will allow me ample time to rest and prepare for the next day. I have set aside a couple of days throughout the week for laundry and a plan for meal preparations. In my schedule, I also have a day set for self-care. Overworking isn’t good for anyone. I have a day scheduled for grocery shopping and a time set to get each day started. My time and energy are valuable and all of it needs to be spent either enjoying life, taking part in its most precious moments or used to progress me toward success.
My goal is to be able to get the most out of each day. I am tired of looking back and seeing a lot of wasted time and energy.
If you’re tired of being exhausted, oversleeping for appointments, and feeling like there are not enough hours in a day, perhaps making a schedule for yourself will be beneficial. You will be surprised at just how much time there is in a day when you decide to get started earlier. It takes discipline, but the positive results will be worth it.
On the tool of your choice (planner, whiteboard, time management apps), list time-frames for the tasks you need to complete each day. It will help to keep you on track. It’s so easy to get carried away or distracted with social media and chatting. Time is money, and it needs to be used wisely.
I recommend purchasing a dry-erase board or a planner to help you to stay organized. An alternative idea is to set reminders on your phone.
We all have 24 hours in a day. What are you doing with yours?