Following on my Rules of Success post series, this is my second post. You can ready my first post on No Excuses here.
We all know that organisation is key to an organised life and mind, that’s a given.
But the reality is that most of us struggle to keep ourselves in check, me included!
We all have that “messy chair” and we all miss appointments because we forget to write them down. This little actions can add up though – a messy chair turns into a messy room, and one forgotten appointment can mean many.
Organisation is an essential, but often ignored, part of our lives. It is true that an organised life equals an organised mind, and vice versa. So here are a few tips on how to keep yourself organised:
1. Keep a diary
Oh my God I know, so cliche! And still so true!
Keeping a diary is a pain, trust me, I know. But it’s not so difficult or hard as we make it out to be. All you need is a mobile phone with a calendar on it and voila! You have yourself a diary.
Note all appointments you have planned, down to calls you need to make for work/friends/or family. Make sure that the moment a plan is settled, or an appointment made, you take out your phone and make note in your diary.
A good idea is that you add a reminder to the day before, and a couple of hours before the appointment, to make sure you don’t forget.
Don’t have a phone? No worries, you can use a regular, good old-fashioned diary. Or better yet, why not try bullet journals? They are simple and easy to keep up-to-date, so no excuses!
2. Keep your bedroom tidy
Another cliche, but again so important. Studies show that keeping your bedroom tidy not only keeps your mind tidy and helps you sleep better, but it affects your confidence also!
If you have some clothes that need washing, chuck them in the washing basket. Likewise, if you bring clean clothes to your room, put them away as soon as you get them, there’s no need to leave them anywhere else.
If you have shelves in your room, why not place storage boxes to hide smaller items? For example, I purchased 4 storage boxes from Ikea for £2, and keep things like hair and body products in them, as opposed to keeping them in site. It helps make my room feel neater and less cluttered.
Once a month or so you should also consider going through your room and really de-cluttering it. Get rid of things you don’t use or need, donate clothes you haven’t worn, and tidy up as you go.
A tidy room equals a tidy mind.
Do you have a target you want to accomplish? Or maybe a business idea that you want to get started? Then it is time for you to strategize.
Making a strategy can be overwhelming at first, but it is an essential start to any successful business. A strategy is the blueprint of how you are going to make something happen, and much like a building, you need a strategy in order to build a strong business.
The first step to strategy is, ironically, the last. Where is it you want to get to, what is your target for the next 1/3/5 years? You first need to determine your end goal, and then work your way backwards.
For example, say I want to make $1,000 in commissions. For my current $150 commissions, I would need to make 7 sales. If I’m working through solo ads, in order to make 7 sales I’ll need a click through rate of 300-350 people. So my target is to get my ad in front of 300-350 people.
Knowing where you want to be helps you plan out the steps you need to take in order to get there. It’s insufficient to say you “want money” or “want to be a multi-millionaire”. Break your big targets into smaller targets, and create step-by-step instructions on how to achieve each smaller targets.
The time that it takes you to create your strategy will pay you back tenfold. Strategy is the difference between running blindly into a maze, and going in prepared, and knowing where to go and when.
Let me know if you want me to make a post on strategy alone 🙂
I hope these tips can help you organise better your life and yourselves. Let me know in the comments if there is something I missed or you think should be in the list.
See you at the top!