Being organized can impact so many areas of our life positively. Not only can it help us be more stress free and get things done faster but it can also help us feel more in control of our daily activities. I have always been a somewhat organized person but after taking on these 5 simple habits, i have seen a huge positive difference in my productivity levels!
To do lists have literally transformed my life, as dramatic as that sounds. Writing down a lists of all the things I need to accomplish the next day before going to sleep has really helped me feel less overwhelmed and make the tasks seem more manageable. By having the tasks neatly written down, I have noticed that I am so much more productive and motivated as I simply need to complete the task and tick it off my list. This has especially helped me when it comes to blogging and making sure my posts are going up at the scheduled times!
PRIORITIZE TASKS/SET DEADLINES
By prioritizing certain tasks, you can make sure to complete the most important/time consuming/difficult tasks earlier in the day when your energy is at it maximum and leave the others for later during the day. For example, when it comes to blogging I make sure to get done with my blog photography first, as that’s the most time consuming part for me. Setting deadlines can also be super useful especially if you are someone who tends to procrastinate as it forces you to get up and get the task done instead of assuming you have all the time in world and continuously delaying the tasks.
CLEAN YOUR ROOM/WORKSPACE
The condition of your living environment will to a certain degree affect your productivity levels. Personally, when I clean up my room/workspace, I instantly feel more organized, motivated and ready to get on with my wok with a clear mind. Something as simple as making your bed can set you off on a good start. One of the easiest way to stay organized is by putting things back where they belong immediately after you have used them. This might not seem like a big problem at first but once things start piling up and nothing seems to be in it’s right place, not only will you waste time looking for things but everything can start to seem way more stressful than it is.
Planning ahead is so important especially when it comes to blogging. You can use a planner if that helps you but simply writing down any major events you have coming up can help you ensure you get your work done before hand so that you are not a flustered mess trying to get done things at the last minute. Fore example, writing your blogposts in bulk if you know you have a few busy weeks coming up can help you stay consistent with your blogging and you can be rest assured that you are putting up good content and not something you typed up at the last minute.
GET OFF SOCIAL MEDIA
Yes, you heard it! Imagine the amount of work we could get done in all that time we spent mindlessly scrolling through our Instagram feeds. Going through social media is a part of our jobs as bloggers but limiting the amount of time you spend on there can undoubtedly increase your productivity levels.
What are some tips you use to stay organized? Let me know in the comments!