Organization Tips for Disorganized People

People often say that they want to become more organized or have better control over their lives, but can disorganized people ever change? Of course, none of us can ever have complete autonomy over our circumstances, and sometimes there’s just no predicting where life will take us. However, being organized reduces stress and allows us to be dependable at work, more creative in our hobbies, and more available to our friends and family, so it is ultimately a goal worth pursuing. If you want to become more organized in your daily life, follow these tips to help you on the road to productivity. 
Write Everything Down

Whether you keep notes on your smartphone, or in a notepad or journal, writing down your thoughts and ideas helps you to stay on top of your to-do list and move toward your goals. The best way to do this is to keep a notepad (physical or virtual) for every area of your life for instance, bills and groceries, work, family life, and mental health all have separate notebooks. That way, when a thought, idea or "to-do" item springs to mind, you can jot it down in the relevant place and refer back to it later. You should also create a general checklist for each day, so you don’t forget to complete important tasks. It helps to do this in the evening to free your brain of distracting thoughts before sleep.

Learn to Manage Your Money

Disorganized people often have a hard time managing their money. Unfortunately, not taking care of your finances can lead to chaos in other areas of your life, so it’s important to give yourself a small buffer each month if you can, and try not to run up debt you can’t afford to pay off. If you’re barely surviving paycheck-to-paycheck, it’s time to take a look at ways you can save money and manage your finances.

Check Your Credit

If you’ve made mistakes with money, chances are your credit score has taken a hit. You may not think your credit is important, but if you ever want to get a mortgage or a loan in the future, you will need to show that you’re a responsible borrower. Your creditworthiness is measured using a credit score, which lenders, investors, and potential business partners can check with your permission. Your score can be affected by numerous factors most significantly whether you meet your payments on time and how much debt you have. If you’re not sure what your credit rating is and you’re looking to get a mortgage, you can go online to check. You can also use the Internet to see if you pre-qualify for a home loan without it affecting your credit.

Identify Distractions

Whether you want to get promoted at work, take control of your finances, or buy your own home, if you feel like you'll never achieve your goals, it's time to identify and eliminate your distractions. Are you spending too much time on social media, for instance, or do you procrastinate instead of completing tasks that need to be finished?

Many of life’s distractions can be eradicated through better time management, so next time you need to get something done, set a timer on your phone or computer and dedicate that window to working on that task alone. When the timer goes off, you can get back to browsing social media, checking emails or doing the laundry, knowing that you’ve moved one step further toward accomplishing your goals.

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