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Why Get Organized? Why Organize Your Office? Why Organize Your House? Why Organize Your Life?
Sometimes, people talk about being disorganized off-handedly – almost as if it’s just a “quirky” personality trait. Makes you wonder if they realize the high cost of disorganization at all?
When you get organized, you get clear. And with additional clarity comes additional focus. This better enables you to achieve all your goals.
Whether you want more time/freedom, more money, or more work life balance, it all starts with organization and getting organized.
There are 3 main areas where most people need to get organized, get more organized and where disorganization is costing them something…
Organize Your Office to Stay On Top
To organize your office does not mean shuffling/moving papers around periodically. When you truly organize your office, you are structuring and streamlining this space to work for you instead of against you.
Some strategies for organizing your office include: purging (of clutter and unnecessary items); placing (giving everything ‘a home’); and planning (optimizing your space for productivity by proper filing, labeling, and positioning).
Organize Your Home to Stay Ahead
How much time do you feel like you “waste” around the home? This is time you could be spending with family, friends, in meditation, or just being “still”. By getting organized at home, you can be more focused with your time, reduce clutter, save money by properly managing spending, and in general, achieve more balanced living.
Organize Your Life to Stay Sane
Ever feel like you are doing a lot but not getting a lot accomplished in your personal life? Usually, this can come from poor time management or a lack of organization too! When you organize your life, appointments are taken care of… And when you guard your time in recognition of your worth – and when you learn to respect yourself as much as you respect everyone else (and their time) – you will literally see miracles start to happen!
This was just a very brief overview of the main benefits when you get organized or get more organized. Of course, the ways that becoming more organized positively impacts your entire life are many.
But as they say, the first step to a solution is identifying the problem. And why you need to fix it. How will you start to get more organized today?
Susan Sly is a Balanced Living, Work Life Balance Expert, Leader among Women Entrepreneurs, and Productivity Specialist. She is an author, speaker and entrepreneur. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox and Lifetime Television. Susan is the mother of five children. She, and her husband, Chris, reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.