When it comes to organizational skills, you are in luck because you can create a new habit at any given time. You can learn new organizational skills that work for you. If you’re environment is a hot mess, then chances are more than likely so is your life. Use these tips to get yourself in gear:
- Put yourself on the calendar.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
- Let go of what you can’t control.
- Expand on the positive and minimize the negative so you can enjoy life more.
- Start new habits. It takes only a couple of weeks to create new habits and once they are in place, they will stick.
- If you backslide, it’s okay. Let yourself off the hook and start again. Pick up where you left off.
- Don’t look at major projects like a mountain. Climb one step at a time. Before you know it, you’ll reach your objective.
- Laugh at your mistakes.
- Don’t beat yourself up so much.
- Make time to meet your needs. Take a catnap, go for a walk, get some fresh air, write in your journal, or chat with a friend.
- Make time management a priority.
- Divide your day into manageable blocks of time.
- Fine-tune your scheduling to meet your responsibilities to others, as well as yourself.
- Work on your dependability and accountability. Do what you say you are going to do when you say you are going to do it.
- Encourage and reward yourself. Use a reward system. For little goals incorporate small rewards. When you meet larger goals, treat yourself to something very special.