6 Ways to stay organized

One of the most important benefits of organizing your space is reduced stress. Simply having a more efficient system to keep track of your papers and appointments can help minimize stress-influenced conditions such as depression, ulcers, and heart disease. Good organization helps you gain control of your time so you can plan and complete the tasks needed to achieve your goals.

Here are six organizational tips that will help you reach your long-term goals at work.

1. Write things down

A pen and paper is an easy way of remembering things externally, and it makes everything a little more permanent.

2. Create a schedule

Creating a schedule will include less wasted time. Schedules may also help productivity, which will allow you to set goals for yourself and stick with them

3. Delegate responsibility 

Don’t overdo your responsibilities. Make a to-do list, go through it, then find one task that you can remove from your list or give to someone else. Learn to pass some on.

4. Keep only what you need 

Less stuff means less clutter. Having fewer items in your space will allow you to enjoy those things more and feel better about using everything you own

5. Focus

Remind yourself of your goals for the day and keep in mind that you can revise them throughout. Once you have your goals, set them as priorities.

6. Stay organized

 Organize files by priority and keep the most important ones within arm’s reach.  Spend 15 minutes at the end of each day clearing your desk and 15 minutes the next morning planning for your day’s activities.  Review items one through seven on this list