How to Be Organized


The 6 Habits of Highly Organized People


Who hasn't experienced that feeling of life being out of control?

It's stressful and takes your focus away from the important things you should be doing and achieving.

The solution is to get organized.

Simple to say, not always a cakewalk to make happen.

I'm a big believer in modelling successful people and aiming for best-practice in everything I do. So I asked Nicole Anzia from NeatNik for her advice.

Nicole is a professional organizer (who knew that was even a thing?) and columinst for The Washington Post. If you're looking for an expert on organizing, she's your go-to-guru.

Simplifying information into a concise framework is a perfect example of being organized - and that's what Nicole gave me.

The video above will step you through the 6 habits of highly organized people.

The Benefits of Being Organized

What's so great about getting your #*@% together?

You'll be more focused on what you want to achieve, be able to prioritize your tasks, and set and achieve your goals more efficiently.

You'll manage your time more effectively, work more economically and be more productive.

You'll be less stressed, achieve more balance in your life and be more flexible.

And you might even have more energy and enthusiasm once you've achieved freedom from chaos.

Sound good?

Your Action Framework

If you want to emulate highly organized people, follow these steps:

  1. Keep it simple
  2. Develop routines
  3. Have a place for everything, and put everything in its place
  4. Keep a current and detailed to-do list
  5. Don't get bogged down by perfectionism
  6. Toss things daily and purge routinely

The Bonus

What's awesome about these tips is this - they apply to any part of your life.

Sure, you can use these habits to stop your house from being confused with the site of a nuclear disaster, but take a moment to look at the framework again.

This could equally apply to your study schedule, the way you plan your goals for the year ahead, how you manage your phone or computer, the way you interact with your friends and family, your exercise regime or even how you manage your diet.

And of course, it also applies to how you organize the knowledge in your mind. 

Best-practice memorization techniques are often compared to an efficient filing system. You learn some new information and file it away in a designated place for when you need to recall it.

Like I said, you can apply the 6 habits of highly organized people to anything :)


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