Getting organised is not just a good idea because your parents said so. There are lots of benefits to being in control and developing a clutter-free lifestyle.
When organised you are automatically less stressed, you know where your keys, wallet, important papers, phone charger and phone are. Similarly, if your project plan is up to date and you complete your reports on time, there’s no need to worry about on-the-spot requests for project updates or meetings.
Planning your time and keeping up-to-date means you can allocate time for everything in your life, including downtime. Being organised means, you won’t get side-tracked or panicked by not being able to find important items. You’ll be punctual and more productive.
Ready for the unexpected
You can be prepared for last-minute requests or deadlines because you’re not distracted by untidiness or the mental cloud of not being quite sure where things stand. That is true for everything from planning your child’s birthday party to that big project at work you are overseeing.
Studies have shown that being organised has demonstrable health benefits. Lower stress levels mean lower blood pressure and less body inflammation. Also, your immune system is stronger, and you’re less likely to be at risk of depression. You set up a positive feedback loop that spills over into other areas of your life. Better organisation habits lead to better eating, exercise and sleep habits.
Nothing feels overwhelming
Having your life running smoothly, means you’re much calmer and in a better mental position to deal with things. You can look at your to-do list without panicking because you know you can do it. You know that you can tackle the list task-by-task without feeling overwhelmed.
It might seem counter-intuitive but putting effort into planning and organising your life gives you more energy. You’re less stressed because your mind isn’t obsessing about all the stuff you must do. When you have a plan, you’re in control and know you can get it all done. If your papers, ideas, and tasks are in order, you can see a way through. Life is no longer a chaotic mystery!
Finally, being organised signals trust and reliability. If you are on time, follow through on your commitments and are ready for whatever comes at you, you will project an image of professionalism and responsibility. You will look promotion-ready and get more respect from your colleagues and your family.
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