We all know them: they are super organized, really successful and still capable to find joy in what they do – The Highly Organized Folks. No matter how much we envy them on their abilities to keep everything in order, one has to admit that those abilities aren’t superpowers and everyone could be as productive. The key is to learn how they do it and apply the same tricks on us. Ready? Let’s do it!
1. They Have a To-Do List
I know, I know! This isn’t a groundbreaking discovery, but you would be surprised with how many people aren’t doing the “to-do list” right.We either tell ourselves we don’t need the list (cause we’ll just remember it – but never do), or we tend to put hundreds of different things to-do. In the first case, every single person who wishes to be better at organizing has to have The List. Second of all, if you put so many things on your list, you will start to feel overwhelming and end up with doing none of them. Keep it short, Keep it sweet. Then, if you manage to do it all, add new stuff.
2. They Work On Their Concentration
The Highly Organized Folks don’t take their concentration for granted. They know just how important it is t have clear and sharp brain in order to deal with daily chores. Most highly organized people believe that the key to having incredible concentration is in meditation. If you learn how to meditate, you’ll be able to freshen up in a matter of minutes, and continue with finishing your tasks successfully.
3. They Know Exactly How Precious Time Is
People who are great in organizing know how to make the most out of every single minute. They know how important it is to show up early, get every task done without wasting time on unimportant things. Let’s be honest: we all are guilty on spending too much of time on totally irrelevant time-wasters. Your schedule should be your weapon, and your time should be valuable just as the time of next person. The thing with wasting all of your precious time is that it takes down everything you planned to do. Look at it as a house of cards. What happens if you take out one card? Of course, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have at least a few gaps for changes and improvements.
4. They Don’t Procrastinate
If you have the time to do just “that one more thing”, do it today. Do it right away. Don’t leave it for tomorrow so you can watch videos of cats riding bicycles. Do it now and tomorrow you will be grateful and proud or yourself. It is believed that we tend to procrastinate when we are dealing with tasks that frightens us – we think we can’t do them, or that we will disappoint someone by doing them badly. The truth is, and remember this, no one is ever ready. The best time is the only time – NOW. If you wait and put off your obligations (no matter how ugly they are), they will only grow bigger. My grandma had this saying about obligations: “Swallow the frog while it’s a small one.” Yes, obligations are ugly and nobody loves them, but do them right away and don’t put them off for cat videos. Do the job first, then watch the cat videos 🙂
5. They See Their Body As Temple
Are you sick and tired of hearing how your body is a temple and you should treat it that way? Well, it’s no coincidence that health-obsessed people like to emphasize that. It is true. Your body really is your temple, it is your tool and how you treat your tool is exactly how your tool will serve you. Take care of yourself because you are the root of all your actions. Exercise. If you don’t like it so much, take a walk. Eat healthy and drink a lot of water. Your brain is consisted of about 70% of water. Imagine now how often we even forget to take a glass of water. Stay hydrated. If you want to have everything from your list done, you need to have enough energy to go through the whole day. It’s never too late to learn how to prepare healthy meals.
6. They Take Breaks
Highly successful people know how to listen to their bodies. We were taught that the harder we work, the better results we’ll get. Someone once said – taking breaks is bad! But that isn’t necessarily true at all, and it is already a known fact that taking a small break can be immensely valuable and beneficial for your body. When you feel that your mind and concentration is slowly drifting, listen to it, leave your tasks for a couple of minutes, walk for a bit – rest your head. You will see right away how you will be even more focused to continue with the work.
7. They Know When To Ask For Help
Again, we have been taught that asking for help is a sign of weakness. That actually cannot be farther from truth. We all only humans, we don’t know every single thing there is on planet Earth. Sometimes we can’t handle everything at the same time. Instead of loosing your mind and thinking how lousy you are, just ask for help. Stand up, put on your gentle smile and approach the person you know will appreciate your questions and wouldn’t mind sharing their wisdom. But remember to do the same when someone asks you to help them out. Read this great article on how to ask for help on work.
So, what are you bad habits? Will you try to implement these suggestions?
Till the next reading!