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I blog a lot about organisation. “you need to be organised” I say. I often tell you that the first step in anything you want to do is to get organised.
But why do I make such a huge point out of spending a few minutes sorting things out? If it’s as easy as I say it is surely it can’t be that important right?
Well read on to find out why you should take those few minutes to organise your life and why it won’t be a waste of time.
SPEND TIME TO SAVE TIME
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been mid study, brain juices flowing and all but then had to stop yourself to spend ages searching for that bit of paper that you know is lying about somewhere?
And then when you find it and go back to revising, or writing your essay, or whatever it is that you were doing you feel like you’re starting all over again because you’ve had to look for the important bit of paper?
What if I told you that if you just spent a few minutes each day this could be a thing of the past?
By putting those important bits of paper in files with clearly marked sections it will take you no time at all to find what you need and you can go back to studying with ease.
Yes at the time spending ten minutes putting things away seems like a waste of time compare to the millions of other things you’ve got going on but in the long run it will be well worth it – trust me!
YOU WONT LOSE ANYTHING
Especially important if you’re currently studying, in a digital world paper can feel unnecessary and complicated but if you get given any by a lecturer I’d seriously recommend you keep it somewhere safe.
You never know when you’re going to need to use the information on there.
The same goes for those of us who are ‘adulting’ – by having places to keep all of your adult documents like bank statements and finance contracts and whatever else it may be that you might one day need you can be confident that you’ll be able to find them when the time comes.
Having folders and files seems excessive but when you suddenly need information from your electric bill and you can find it in a flash it will make life much easier – I promise.
YOU WON’T MISS ANYTHING
In a similar but slightly different vein, organisation doesn’t stop with bits of paper and files, organising your time is just as important.
By organising your time, be that on a google calendar or your favourite paper planner you will be able to ensure you have time for all your priorities.
You will be able to set times to work on your studying, blog, business whatever it is that you do as well as set times to see your friends, get your errands done and everything else that you have to balance.
Really want to go to a friends play? Put it in your calendar and you’ll be able to organise your day around that without feeling stressed or like there isn’t enough time.
Plus knowing when you will and won’t be available is a great help when organising social activities and plans with your friends.
YOU’LL BE LESS STRESSED
It’s no secret that having a tidy and organised desk decreases stress.
By having a cluttered, messy, unorganized workspace you’re going to stress yourself out looking at the overload of papers and things that don’t need to be there and it will make it feel impossible to get anything done.
But by doing the opposite, by tidying your desk and having a place for everything the opposite is true. Suddenly when you sit down to work you can focus on your work alone and nothing else.
And focus = productivity and productivity = success.
So why wouldn’t you want to tidy your workspace and allow yourself to truly focus?
YOU JUST FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF
Look, everyone wants to be that girl that has it all together and has their life sorted.
The truth is that not one person on this earth actually has everything together, no one is perfect.
But, if you are organised you will feel put together and it will be an excellent step in the right direction to having your life as together as it possibly can be.
Plus when you’re organised, others think you have it together, it creates a great first impression if you have everything at hand as and when you need it (bonus points if you’re organisation is pretty too!)
So have I given you enough motivation to start organising your time and your life? Have I missed any good reasons to get organised out? Let me know in the comments!
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