New Year, new you! What’s your resolution for 2021? Perhaps it’s to be more consistent at the gym or eating healthier. Regardless of what you hope to accomplish this year, one of the simplest, most beneficial things you can do for yourself is to get organized! Whether it’s your car, home, or schedule, organizing will make your life easier. Check out tips that will help you get organized in 2021!
Write Things Down
We often overestimate our ability to remember important details. We’ve all been there! Whether you schedule a coffee date with a friend or think of something you have to grab from the store, save yourself the trouble of forgetting and write it down. This not only prevents you from missing a dinner date or running out of toilet paper supply, but it also allows you to be more in the moment. Keep your thoughts organized with pen and paper or as a note on your phone.
Develop Reasonable Habits & Routines
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, many people base them on habits they want to break. However, not reverting to those habits is challenging if you don’t replace them with something else. With a set routine and reasonable goals, you can organize your resolutions and meet your goals. Do you scroll through social media on your phone when you lay in bed, limiting the amount of sleep you could be getting? Or maybe you get more takeout than you’d like to admit. Perhaps once you’re done with the workday, you watch TV until it’s time for bed. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with these habits, cutting back on idle time provides you with additional time for more constructive activities.
Perhaps you could read for 30 minutes instead of watching hours of TV. Or, you could try to incorporate more meal prepping into your schedule instead of opting for takeout. When you resolve to adopt new habits, be sure that they’re reasonable and achievable with your lifestyle. Then, develop a routine to form a new, healthy habit, and stay organized in doing so.
Organizing your days and weeks can be incredibly beneficial. Sticking with a schedule helps you form healthy habits and stay on top of your responsibilities, whether with work, friends, or family. Additionally, just because you’re on a schedule doesn’t mean you don’t have room for spontaneity! Schedules will help you recognize what you need to prioritize in your days to actually free up your time in the long run.
From your calendar to your closet, clutter can lead to stress and disorganization seeping into all areas of your life. With this in mind, organized people declutter constantly. Clean out your closet to rid it of unworn clothes and shoes. Delete images off your phone that you no longer need. Eliminate items on your calendar that have passed or aren’t happening anymore. Additionally, it’s important to declutter your mind too! Write things you want to remember down, so the thoughts don’t have to run through your head all day. Once you declutter and simplify, you will instantly feel a sense of relief and organization, and you’ll have more energy to devote to achieving your resolutions.
There are many ways you can get organized in 2021 to help you accomplish your resolutions; you simply have to find what works for your lifestyle! Once you take steps to develop a routine, declutter, write things down, and create a schedule, you’ll find yourself with more time to enjoy every day.
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