10 Ways To Become More Organised
Is there a reason some people seem to find more time in a day than others? They have careers and children and often fit in exercise, social outings and perhaps even belong to a community club or two and are often asked, "How do you fit it all in?"
There isn't a secret formula for this success, but there are things you should do to get you to where you want to go for you to be who you want to be.
If you are feeling the pressure of life, here is a list of 10 ways to assist you to become more organised.
1. Make Lists
Successful people are extremely busy and the only way for their day to run smoothly is to make to-do lists. By writing your lists you won't forget things, you will work quickly to achieve everything on the list, and best of all you will feel a sense of achievement with the list is finished. Richard Branson always carries around a notebook to write down lists and ideas he has, no matter how big or small they are.
2. Maintain Your Health
When you fall, everything around you falls. Being successful requires a lot of energy. So you need to focus on the balance of your mind, body and soul. Maintain a healthy diet, make time to exercise and follow a proper sleep routine. Also take time out to relax and book a massage or facial which is good for both mind and body.
3. Know You Can
Believe in you. And even if you don’t, “fake it until you make it” is a great way to learn. Confidence is half the battle to success. Don't listen to the knockers or the little voice inside your head. Listen to your loving heart that knows you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
4. Surround Yourself With Positive People
Speaking of knockers, it's time to ditch them and find new friends who will support you in every aspect of your life. Find a mentor or coach to guide you, someone you can look up to who can show you the path. Employ people who are as enthusiastic to achieve as you are. Stand on the shoulders of giants and show your gratitude to them daily by always thanking them for their help and support.
5. Keep Learning.
Successful people know the importance of exercising their brains on a daily basis. Listen to others, read essential blogs, borrow or buy books to read. If time permits, sign up for an educational class or an online course.
6. Set Goals
Nearly everyone sets goals, but very few take action and follow through to achieving these goals. Oprah Winfrey is one of the wealthiest women in the world because she sets clear and ambitious goals, both personally and professionally. In order to become successful, Oprah says one must set goals, and set them high.
According to Anna Wintour, delegation is high on her list of attributes for success. Anna knows how to direct her team to complete the tasks to achieve the final products. Do you think she does all the work to produce Vogue USA every month? To produce the best magazine in the world requires a brilliant team with a fearless leader who knows the art of delegation.
8. Learn To Say “No”
“I think the best advice a mentor could have given me was, “Jane, you know you can say no if the script isn’t good.” - Jane Fonda
But as Jane admits, it took her time to learn to say no, but when she did success came her way more easily and effortlessly.
9. Make The Most Of Every Opportunity
Opportunity doesn't knock on your door every day, so it is important to be open to every possibility that comes your way. Accept every business card, call the people who can help and listen. Be grateful for every opportunity that comes your way. Success isn't luck; it is taking action on all the chances that come your way.
10. Learn The Art Of Time Management
Being on time shows respect to you and others; they will appreciate this and take you seriously. Never waste a moment and make the most of any blocks of time you have so you can achieve what has to be done. Use your time on social media wisely and avoid just clicking on link after link – a few planned minutes of ‘just checking a few things’ will turn into a precious hour or more of wasted time. Be rigid with your time and you will be amazed when you stop wasting it how much you are able to achieve. People will start to ask you how you manage to fit it all in!
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.
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